American Evangelical Lutheran Church

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Denominational Profile

History

Danish Evangelical Lutheran Church

renamed toAmerican Evangelical Lutheran Church (1953)

merged intoLutheran Church in America (1962)

Membership Data

Year Clergy Churches Members
1953 117 89 21,106
1954 112 87 21,133
1955 90 86 21,800
1956 90 86 22,220
1957 101 82 23,050
1958 100 80 23,000
1959 83 79 23,800
1960 83 80 24,201
1961 84 76 23,808

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]