GROVE CITY, Ohio: New Church Body Formed for North American Lutherans
Christian Newswire August 29, 2010
A new Lutheran denominational body was born on Friday, Aug. 27, as Lutherans from throughout North America voted overwhelmingly and enthusiastically to form the North American Lutheran Church (NALC).
The decision to form the new church body was made at the annual Convocation of Lutheran CORE which attracted more than 1,100 Lutherans Thursday and Friday at Grove City Church of the Nazarene.
The Convocation adopted a constitution and elected provisional leaders for the NALC. The Rev. Paull Spring of State College, Pa., was elected as bishop. Spring served as bishop of the Northwestern Pennsylvania Synod of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America for 14 years.