Latvian Evangelical Lutheran Church in America

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Denominational Profile

Notes

The Latvian Evangelical Lutheran Church in America was founded in 1939 and came to the United States in 1957.

Membership Data

Year Clergy Churches Members
1976 73 59 13,247
1977 70 57 12,603
1978 70 56 12,306
1979 70 64 14,294
1980 65 62 14,274
1981 61 62 13,361
1982 52 60 13,526
1983 48 62 14,160
1984 43 61 14,243
1985 41 59 13,576
1986 40 62 13,838
1987 40 57 13,588
1988 45 56 13,211
1989 46 56 12,865
1990 48 56 12,553
1993 68 55 13,380
1994 65 55 12,446
1995 62 57 12,097
1996 84 74 16,900
1998 72 72 15,550
1999 69 71 15,012
2000 68 71 14,528
2001 68 68 13,845
2002 63 68 13,584
2004 63 60 12,586
2005 63 60 12,100
2007 61 60 10,950

Data were taken from the National Council of Churches' Historic Archive CD and recent editions of the Yearbook of American and Canadian Churches. Denomination descriptions provided by Dr. J. Gordon Melton, Director, Institute for the Study of American Religion (ISAR). [More information on data sources]