History of 'The Lutheran Hour'

History of 'The Lutheran Hour'

On October 2, 1930, the first broadcast of The Lutheran Hour® radio program was aired, with Dr. Walter A. Maier as speaker. The Lutheran Laymen's League, which had formed thirteen years earlier as a financial support organization for the Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod, had a vision of spreading the Gospel message using the young technology of broadcast radio. For more than 80 years, the call of Christ has been carried around the world by radio waves to share the Good News.

Listed below are links to biographies of the men who served as speakers of this radio ministry.


Dr. Walter A. Maier

Speaker from 1930-1950
Listen to Sermons from Dr. Maier


Dr. Lawrence Acker

Speaker from 1950-1951
Listen to Sermons from Dr. Acker


Dr. Oswald C. J. Hoffmann

Speaker from 1955-1988
Listen to Sermons from Dr. Hoffmann


Reverend Wallace Schulz

Associate Speaker
from 1977-2002
Listen to Sermons from Rev. Schulz


Dr. Andrew Melendez

Spanish Lutheran Hour
Speaker from 1941-1972


Dr. Dale A. Meyer

Speaker from 1989-2001
Listen to Sermons from Dr. Meyer


Dr. Armin C. Oldsen

Speaker from 1951-1953
Listen to Sermons from Dr. Oldsen


Reverend Ken Klaus

Speaker from 2002-2010


Rev. Greg Seltz

Speaker from 2011-present

 

Historic Broadcasts:

(The following programs are currently only available in MP3 format.)


"The Man of Sorrows" - April, 1999
Columbine High School
(Dr. Dale Meyer)

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"The Last Enemy" - April, 1995
Oklahoma City Bombing
(Dr. Dale Meyer)

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"Why Did Jesus Die?" - October 24, 1994
(Dr. Wallace Schulz)

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"Firm Family Foundations" - October 16, 1994
(Dr. Wallace Schulz)

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"Christmas in Mexico" - 1984
(Dr. Oswald Hoffmann)

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"Christmas in the Land of Luther" - 1982
(Dr. Oswald Hoffmann)

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"Christmas in France" -1980
(Dr. Oswald Hoffmann)

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"Christmas in Ethiopia" - 1968
(Dr. Oswald Hoffmann)

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"Freedom From The Burden of Guilt" - March 18, 1956
(Dr. Oswald Hoffmann)

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"We Preach Christ Crucified" - October 2, 1955
(Dr. Oswald Hoffmann)

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"A Vote for God" - November 2, 1952
(Dr. Armin C. Oldsen)

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"Faith, then Freedom" - October 26, 1952
(Dr. Armin C. Oldsen)

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"Jesus Lives" - March 25, 1951
(Dr. Lawrence Acker)

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"3 Crosses" - March 18, 1951
(Dr. Lawrence Acker)

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"Christ Is Risen" - 1942
Easter
(Dr. Walter A. Maier)

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"The Resurrection Reality" - 1937
Easter
(Dr. Walter A. Maier)

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"Salvation Complete" - 1937
A Lenten broadcast
(Dr. Walter A. Maier)

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