United Evangelical Lutheran Church

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Denominational Profile

History

United Danish Evangelical Lutheran Church

renamed toUnited Evangelical Lutheran Church (1946)

merged intoAmerican Lutheran Church (1960-1987)

Membership Data

Year Clergy Churches Members
1947 - 168 38,908
1949 180 164 44,099
1950 179 165 46,046
1952 201 166 48,955
1953 192 167 52,236
1955 198 168 54,098
1957 214 184 61,662
1958 210 165 63,718
1959 197 164 66,623

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]