Lutheran Church–Missouri Synod

Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod

Corporate seal of the LCMS

Classification

Lutheran

Orientation

Confessional Lutheran

Polity

Congregationalist

Associations

member of the International Lutheran Council; in altar and pulpit fellowship with the American Association of Lutheran Churches; former member of Synodical Conference

Geographical area

United States, especially the Upper Midwest

Founder

C. F. W. Walther

Origin

April 26, 1847

Chicago, Illinois

Separated from

German Landeskirchen

Merge of

incorporated the Evangelical Lutheran Synod of Illinois and Other States in 1880, Evangelical Lutheran Concordia Synod of Pennsylvania and Other States in 1886, English Evangelical Lutheran Synod of Missouri and Other States in 1911, National Evangelical Lutheran Church in 1964, and the Synod of Evangelical Lutheran Churches in 1971

Separations

Orthodox Lutheran Conference, Association of Evangelical Lutheran Churches

Congregations

6,075

Members

2,383,084

The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod (LCMS), founded in 1847 in Chicago, is the eighth largest Protestant denomination in the United States, and the second-largest Lutheran body in the U.S. after the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America.[1] It is a moderate conservative, Confessional Lutheran denomination with German immigrant roots.

From: Wikipedia



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