Estonian Evangelical Lutheran Church, The

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Denominational Profile

Notes

The Estonian Evangelical Lutheran Church was reorganized by Estonian refugees during World War II and brought to North America soon after the war.

Membership Data

Year Clergy Churches Members
1977 27 24 8,655
1978 28 25 8,548
1979 22 22 8,481
1980 25 23 8,316
1981 25 23 8,396
1982 24 23 7,995
1983 23 23 7,655
1984 25 24 7,695
1985 24 24 7,605
1986 23 24 7,191
1987 - 24 7,418
1988 - 24 7,399
1989 19 24 7,298
1993 17 23 4,079
1994 18 23 3,989
1995 17 23 3,889
1997 12 21 3,508
2001 12 21 3,508

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]