Lutheran Churches in Andhra Pradesh

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Lutheranism was introduced into Andhra Pradesh, one of the southern states of India in the year 1842 by a Pennsylvanian missionary of German origin, the Rev. John Christian Frederick Heyer, M. D., who is commonly called Father Heyer.

Church Bodies[edit]

At present there are 13 Lutheran church bodies in Andhra Pradesh:

  • Andhra Evangelical Lutheran Church(AELC)
  • Association of Free Lutheran Churches (AFLC)
  • Bharat Evangelical Lutheran Church (BELC)
  • Bible Faith Evangelical Lutheran Church (BFLC)
  • Christ Evangelical Lutheran Church (CELC)
  • Christu Sudha Communications & Ministries (CSCM)
  • Church of Lutheran Confessions in India (CLCI)
  • Deccan Evangelical Lutheran Church (DELC)
  • Evangelical Lutheran Church of the Cross (ELCC)
  • Good Samaritan Evangelical Lutheran Church (GSELC)
  • Lutheran Fellowship of India (LFI)
  • South Andhra Lutheran Church (SALC)
  • Transfiguration Lutheran Church (TLC)