Lutherans in the Philippines

The Lutheran Church in the Philippines dates back to 1946 when Lutheran Church Missouri Synod missionaries arrived from the United States to begin work in Manila. From there, the work spread to Northern Luzon in 1947 and Mindanao in 1948 with the opening of preaching and teaching stations followed later with the organization of congregations established for the training of Filipino pastors, and in 1961, the seminary was moved from Quezon City to its present location in Baguio City.

Under the blessings of God, the Lutheran Church in the Philippines has grown from its humble beginnings. In 1971, it became a partner church with the Lutheran Church Missouri Synod and a member of the Worldwide Lutheran Community. Along with other Lutheran Churches, Lutherans in the Philippines share Christ’s love through acts of Christian love and proclaiming the good news.