•  Country Summary
  • What would become the Evangelical Lutheran Church of Argentina began November 1905 in Aldea San Juan, mostly among Russian-German immigrants. Over the years, a national church was established. Today, the church body has two emphases: mission work, under the theme “Christ for all,” and education to recover an evangelistic church.

    The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod began supporting mercy work in Argentina in 1992 by establishing a special education program. Since then, grants have continued to aid outreach to people with disabilities, the elderly, youth and children and those in need of medical care or alcohol and substance abuse counseling.

    Mission work in Spain was started through a partnership between the LCMS and the Evangelical Lutheran Church of Argentina in 1999. The LCMS supports various mission projects in Argentina, providing funding to train future church leaders.

    In 1986, the Evangelical Lutheran Church of Argentina became a sister/partner church of the LCMS.

    The Evangelical Lutheran Church of Argentina includes 70 parishes, 265 congregations, 30,000 baptized members and 80 active pastors. It also conducts social work in many places in Argentina, and it owns and operates seven elementary and secondary schools with a total of 4,200 students.


  •  Missionaries
  • Currently, no LCMS missionaries reside in this country. To search for missionaries serving in this region in other countries, please visit missionary search database. To learn more about the LCMS global mission team, visit


  •  Partner Churches
  • A partner church is a church body with whom the LCMS has full altar and pulpit fellowship. Many LCMS partner churches are also members of the International Lutheran council, a worldwide association of confessional Lutheran church bodies. Some LCMS partner churches came into existence through LCMS-supported mission efforts while others have historic roots that pre-date the LCMS or that are sourced in the mission efforts of other Lutheran church bodies.

  •  Contact Information
  • Field Office Address:
    Apartado 1356
    Santiago, Dominican Republic

    (Please do NOT send packages to this address)


    Partner Church:
    Evangelical Lutheran Church of Argentina
    (Iglesia Evangélica Luterana Argentina)

    The Rev. Carlos Nagel, President
    Ingl Silveyra 1639
    1607 Villa Adelina
    Buenos Aires, Argentina

    Phone/Fax: 011-4766-7948




News Stories

Latin America – Reporter
From the Mission Field – May 2018
Leaders of six Lutheran church bodies, three seminaries and five Bible institutes gathered with over 40 other theologians and church workers at the Concordia The Reformer Mercy Center and Seminary in Santiago, Dominican Republic. In Kenya, Britt Odemba is celebrating five years of service as an LCMS career missionary.
Monday, May 21, 2018 2:31:46 PM

Missouri Synod missionaries from across U.S. accept calls to serve abroad
The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod has announced 10 missionaries accepting calls to serve in seven countries around the globe. The Synod’s newest missionaries serve in Germany, the Czech Republic, the Dominican Republic, Hong Kong, Peru, Spain and Uganda.
Thursday, July 27, 2017 3:14:03 PM

‘Boards and Business’ — LCMS Board of Directors
Actions at the Board’s May 19-20 meeting in St. Louis include adoption of a prudent, lean Synod budget, contingent on further expense reductions.
Tuesday, May 30, 2017 12:02:38 PM

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