Evangelical Lutheran Church in America
Short History: Formed by the merger of three Lutheran denominations, themselves the results of various mergers over the years, the ELCA traces its roots back to early Dutch settlers in what is now New York City. Other waves of German, Scandinavian, and Dutch immigrants brought different strains of Lutheran practice to America. The church is divided into 65 Synods that are grouped into 9 regions.
Local Churches: There are many in the Louisville area. The closest location to the LPTS is St. John Lutheran Church.
St. John Lutheran Church, 901 Breckinridge Lane, Louisville, KY 40207
To find other area congregations, go to: https://www.elca.org/tools/FindACongregation