List of Lutheran denominations in North America

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Over 40 different Lutheran denominations currently exist in North America. However, most North American Lutherans belong to one of the three largest denominations, namely, the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America, the Lutheran Church–Missouri Synod, or the Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod.

Active denominations[edit]


Defunct denominations[edit]

Most of the now-defunct North American Lutheran denominations merged or were absorbed into larger bodies. The following is an incomplete list.

See also[edit]

Print sources[edit]

  • Brug, John F., Fredrich II, Edward C., Schuetze, Armin W., WELS and Other Lutherans. Milwaukee: Northwestern Publishing House, 1995. ISBN 0-8100-0543-3.
  • Wiederaenders, Robert C., Historical Guide to Lutheran Church Bodies of North America, 2nd Edition Saint Louis: Lutheran Historical Conference, 1998.[7]


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