Tamil Evangelical Lutheran Church
|This article relies on references to primary sources. (May 2010)|
Tamil Evangelical Lutheran Church is a Christian denomination in south India, which was established in 1919 and has approximately 200,000 members. Its headquarters is in Trichy, Tamil Nadu. It is one of the prominent mainline Lutheran churches in Tamil Nadu. Arunothayam is a monthly magazine released by this church.
The Bishops have the title Bishop of Tranquebar. It belongs to the Lutheran World Federation. The Leipzig Evangelical Lutheran Mission and Church of Sweden Mission were active in the area of Trichy in the 19th century and are still active there today.This Lutheran church comes under United Evangelical Lutheran Church in India, 
President TELC & Bishop of Tranquebar
1. 1921-1926 Rt.Rev.Dr.Ernst Heuman (Sweden)
2. 1927-1934 Rt.Rev.Dr. David Bexell (Sweden)
3. 1934-1956 Rt.Rev.Dr. Johannes Sandegren (Sweden)
4. 1956-1967 Rt.Rev.Dr.Rajah Bushanam Manikam
5. 1967-1972 Rt.Rev. Carl Gustav Diehl (Sweden)
6. 1972-1975 Rev.Rev. A.J. Satyanadhan
7. 1975-1978 Rt.Rev.L. Easter Raj
8. 1978-1993 Rt.Rev.Dr.Jayseelan Jacob
9. 1993-1999 Rt.Rev.Dr.Jubilee Gnanabaranam Johnson
10. 1999-2009 Rt.Rev.Dr. Thavethu Aruldoss
11. 2009-2014 Rt.Rev.Dr. H.A. Martin
Famous churches of TELC
1. TELC HOLY TRINITY CATHEDRAL, TIRUCHIRAPPALLI
2. TELC Adiaikalanathar Church
3. TELC Christ Church, Thiruvotriyur, Chennai-600019
4. TELC Arulnathar Church, kilpauk, Chennai
5. TELC Anbunathar Church, Annanagar, chennai
6. TELC Holy Redeemer's Church, Madurai
7. TELC Emmanuel Church, Mayiladuthurai
8. TELC New Jerusalem Church, Tranquebar (Tharangambadi)
9. TELC Salvation Church, Madurai
10. TELC Zion Church, Trichy-8.
11. TELC Christ Church,Anaimalai.
12. TELC World Saviour Church-Uluthukkupai, Mailaduthurai
13. TELC Pavanasar Lutheran Church - Bangalore.
14. TELC Ziegenbalg Jubilee Church - Sirkali
15. TELC St.Paul's Church, Sengaraiyur
16. TELC World Saviour Church, Pollachi
17. TELC Bethlehem Church,(TBML College) Porayar
18. TELC Arulnathar Church, Tirukattupalli
- Gurukul Lutheran Theological College and Research Institute, Chennai.
- Tamilnadu Theological Seminary (TTS), Madurai.
- United Theological College (UTC), Bangalore.