•  Country Summary
  • The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod began work in Kingston, Jamaica, in 1993 in partnership with the Nebraska Lutheran Mission Society. Each year, short-term mission teams assist Lutheran Ministries in Jamaica with vacation Bible schools, construction work and medical assistance. Long-term missionaries have made significant contributions to the mission work in Jamaica through education for missionary children and in outreach and Christian education programs.

    In 1997, the LCMS began supporting mercy work in Jamaica with a grant benefiting a health care center. Since then, grants aided a women’s microenterprise project, agriculture projects, and hurricane relief and reconstruction.

    Although Lutheran Hour Ministries closed its office in Jamaica due to a funding shortfall, it is seeking funding to continue the leadership of a media coordinator.

    Currently, Alliance missionaries Rev. Obot and Abasifreke Ite serve in Jamaica through a partnership between the Lutheran Church of Nigeria and the LCMS. The Ites are originally from Nigeria and began their service in Jamaica in 2007.

    Over the years, the emerging Lutheran church in Jamaica has grown to 82 members. A Jamaican deacon serves as an evangelist, and he leads weekly Sunday worship, Bible class and youth meetings. The deacon also coordinates volunteer groups that work at the Bath Mountain Health Clinic/Community Center. Jamaican deaconesses support the mission and ministry of St. Andrew Lutheran Church in Kingston.


  •  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 www.lcms.org/missionaries.


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

    (Please do NOT send packages to this address)


    Partner Church:
    Lutheran Ministries in Jamaica
    26 Lindsey Crescent
    Kingston, Jamaica


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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