Merger of The American* Lutheran Church, the Association* of Evangelical Lutheran Churches, and the Lutheran* Church in America. Constituting convention held April 30May 3, 1987, Columbus, Ohio Official date of inception January 1, 1988. Organizational structure: 65 synods (64 regional, 1 Slovak), 9 regions. Herbert Chilstrom installed as 1st bp. October 10, 1987.
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