Evangelical Lutheran Church of Brazil

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Evangelical Lutheran Church of Brazil
Classification Protestant
Orientation Lutheran
Theology Confessional Lutheran
President Rev. Egon Kopereck
Region Brazil
Headquarters Porto Alegre, Brazil
Origin 1980
Branched from Lutheran Church–Missouri Synod
Congregations 1,496
Members 243,093 baptized
189,970 confirmed[1]
Ministers 851
Other name(s) Igreja Evangelica Luterana do Brasil
Official website ielb.org.br

The Evangelical Lutheran Church of Brazil (Portuguese: Igreja Evangélica Luterana do Brasil, IELB) 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 233,416 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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