Evangelical Lutheran Church of Brazil
|Evangelical Lutheran Church of Brazil|
|Igreja Evangelica Luterana do Brasil|
|President||Rev. Dr. Rudi Zimmer|
|Headquarters||Porto Alegre, Brazil|
|Branched from||Lutheran Church–Missouri Synod|
The IELB is a conservative, confessional Lutheran synod that holds to the Book of Concord. It started as a mission of the Lutheran Church–Missouri Synod and was the Brazilian District of that body. The IELB became an independent church body in 1980. It has about 243,093 members. The IELB is a member of the International Lutheran Council.
- "Brazil - Evangelical Lutheran Church of Brazil". International Lutheran Council. Retrieved January 11, 2016.