Apostolic Lutheran Church of America

Apostolic Lutheran Church of America

P.O. Box 2948
Battle Ground, WA 98604-2948
United States

Attesting Officer
Gary Bertram
Secretary


Media Contact
Secretary, Gary Bertham

45.7815707, -122.5426128


Organized in 1872 as the Solomon Korteniemi Lutheran Society, this Finnish body was incorporated in 1929 as the Finnish Apostolic Lutheran Church in America and changed its name to Apostolic Lutheran Church of America in 1962.
This body stresses preaching the Word of God. There is an absence of liturgy and formalism in worship. A seminary education is not required of pastors. Being called by God to preach the Word is the chief requirement for clergy and laity. The church stresses personal absolution and forgiveness of sins, as practiced by Martin Luther, and the importance of bringing converts into God's kingdom.


Full Communicants Average Attendance Other Members Total Inclusive Members Total Churches Membership Calculation Method
2009
0
0
0
0
57
2003
0
0
0
0
58
2000
0
0
0
0
58
1998
0
0
0
0
61
1997
0
0
0
0
60
1995
7,700
0
0
7,700
60
1994
7,700
0
0
7,700
60
1992
7,000
0
2,500
9,500
60
1989
0
0
0
7,583
53
1988
2,995
0
4,712
7,707
57
1986
5,455
0
898
6,353
51
1985
4,396
0
576
4,972
49
1983
3,687
0
3,125
6,812
52
1982
3,500
0
3,000
6,500
52
1974
0
0
0
9,384
54
1961
0
0
0
6,994
58
1957
0
0
0
6,567
60
1956
0
0
0
6,567
58
1953
0
0
0
6,567
57
1952
0
0
0
14,511
60
1951
0
0
0
14,511
68
1945
11,277
0
3,234
14,511
66
1943
11,277
0
3,234
14,511
65
1942
11,277
0
3,234
14,511
65
1940
11,277
0
3,234
14,511
64
Serving Churches Retired Other Service to the Church Total Clergy
2009
43
0
0
43
2003
69
9
1
79
2000
61
10
2
73
1998
0
0
0
63
1997
0
0
0
62
1995
35
0
0
35
1994
35
0
0
35
1992
35
0
0
60
1989
29
0
0
34
1988
25
0
0
34
1986
27
0
0
39
1985
27
0
0
32
1983
31
0
0
38
1982
33
0
0
38
1974
34
0
0
36
1961
24
0
0
28
1957
20
0
0
22
1956
22
0
0
22
1953
17
0
0
22
1952
16
0
0
20
1951
18
0
0
20
1945
0
0
0
40
1943
0
0
0
40
1942
0
0
0
40
1940
0
0
0
40
Total Schools Staff Pupils Total Individuals
2009
57
0
0
0
1995
40
0
0
2,340
1994
40
0
0
0
1992
50
0
0
2,700
1988
44
0
0
2,010
1986
39
0
0
2,646
1985
39
0
0
2,646
1983
43
0
0
2,618
1982
46
0
0
2,494
1957
45
234
1,526
1,760
1953
32
234
1,526
1,760
1952
32
175
1,420
1,595
1949
28
171
1,200
1,371
1923
45
0
4,135
4,135
1922
45
0
4,135
4,135
1921
45
0
0
0
1919
27
0
1,221
1,221
1917
27
112
1,109
1,221
1916
27
112
1,109
1,221
Total Benevolences Total Financials Total Giving Local Expenses Method
1989
$70,018
$93,428
$23,410
1923
$0
$74,313
$0
1922
$0
$70,000
$0
1917
$0
$8,459
$0