2022 Ralph Weiser Excellence in Ministry Award
On Sunday, October 23, representatives from the Mid-South District visited Our Savior Lutheran Church in Nashville, TN to recognize Mr. Larry Vickers by presenting him with the 2022 Ralph Weiser Excellence in Ministry Award. Like the award’s namesake, Ralph Weiser, Larry Vickers has exemplified service to God’s Kingdom in numerous ways. Locally, he has been an instrumental leader in Our Savior Lutheran’s efforts to reach more people in the Nashville community with the Gospel, including through a church plant. At the District level, he shared his business acumen as Treasurer on the Board of Directors for nine years and has served as an example of generous support and encouragement for the IMPACT development initiative, further partnering in the ministry-building work of the Mid-South District. Through his leadership and faithful support of ministry, Mr. Larry Vickers—with wife, Brenda, by his side—is a layperson who continues to make a lasting impact for the Kingdom in his local community, across the Mid-South District, and with the Gospel around the world. Congratulations and many thanks to Mr. Larry Vickers!
About the Ralph Weiser Excellence in Ministry Award:
Introduced in 2016, the Ralph Weiser Excellence in Ministry Award recognizes the dedication and ministry–building work of a Mid-South District layperson. The award honors the life and work of the late Ralph Weiser, a long-time friend of the Mid-South District whose example of leadership, service and faith impacted his local Lutheran congregation and community, as well as ministries across the entire District.