The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod and Lutherans from Hong Kong began serving refugees in Macau in October 1950. By 1953, with significant involvement from “The Lutheran Hour” with rebroadcasts from Hong Kong, the work continued. In the late 1960s, the Rev. Louis Jasper began work with the deaf in Macau.
The Lutheran Church—Hong Kong Synod (LCHKS), based in nearby Hong Kong, became an LCMS partner church in 1977. The LCHKS serves Lutheran congregations in both Hong Kong and Macau.
The LCMS reinitiated work in Macau in 1988 with the organization of Concordia Welfare and Education Society Macau. Later in 1995, the International Lutheran Society of Macau was founded for the registration of Concordia English Center in Macau. During this time, the LCMS also provided support for Christian education for children with disabilities.
Since 2003, an alliance missionary pastor from the China Evangelical Lutheran Church, the Synod’s partner church in Taiwan, has been serving with the LCMS missionary team to reach out into the community to proclaim the Gospel.