Evangelical Lutheran Church of Brazil

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Evangelical Lutheran Church of Brazil
Igreja Evangelica Luterana do Brasil
Logomarca da Igreja.jpg
TheologyConfessional Lutheran
PresidentRev. Dr. Rudi Zimmer
HeadquartersPorto Alegre, Brazil
Members243,093 baptized
189,970 confirmed[1]
Official websiteielb.org.br

The Evangelical Lutheran Church of Brazil (Portuguese: Igreja Evangélica Luterana do Brasil, IELB) is a Lutheran church, which was founded in 1904 in Rio Grande do Sul, a southern state in Brazil.

The IELB is a conservative, confessional Lutheran synod that holds to the Book of Concord. It started as a mission of the Lutheran Church–Missouri Synod and was the Brazilian District of that body. The IELB became an independent church body in 1980. It has about 243,093 members. The IELB is a member of the International Lutheran Council.


  1. ^ "Brazil - Evangelical Lutheran Church of Brazil". International Lutheran Council. Retrieved January 11, 2016.

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