Our Presidential Acceptance Speech

Presidents seem to be addressing their loyal followers at this time of year, and we at Lutheran Services of Georgia did not want to feel left out. So we asked our new president, The Rev. Floyd R. Blair, to say a few words about why he decided to become LSG’s leader.

Blair: I was recently asked the question, "Why did I come to LSG?" My answer was simple. LSG is the living embodiment of the scripture Matthew 25:31-46. “Then the King will say to those on his right, ‘Come, you who are blessed by my Father; take your inheritance, the kingdom prepared for you since the creation of the world. For I was hungry and you gave me something to eat, I was thirsty and you gave me something to drink, I was a stranger and you invited me in, I needed clothes and you clothed me, I was sick and you looked after me, I was in prison and you came to visit me.’

LSG has “for over 30 years helped tens of thousands transform their loss, grief and trauma into hope, healing and strength. From placing neglected children into loving homes to providing shelter and employment services for refugees each year, LSG serves thousands of those most in need,” hence LSG is relevant to the lives of people. The Matthew scripture tells us that “whatever you do for the least of these you do for God” LSG has served those who have had the least. As a child growing up in poverty and foster care, I understand the mission and necessity of LSG and its future relevancy connection to serving an even larger number of individuals in the State of Georgia. I wanted to be the new President and Chief Executive Officer of an organization that was not afraid to be bolder and more brilliant about serving and as it pushed the boundaries of service (to the least of these).

We’re excited to be bolder and to push the boundaries of our service under your leadership, Blair!