CELC - Confessional Evangelical Lutheran Conference
President Gaylin Schmeling
6 Browns Ct
Mankato, MN 56001 Contact Via Email
Evangelical Lutheran Confessional Church - Puerto Rico
Work began in the 1960's in Guayama and Humacao. A chapel was built in Barrancas in 1972. In the late 1980's work was started in the San Juan area.
In 1990 the national church body was organized. Two years later the national church assembly adopted goals for maturity and independence by 2004. The first seminary student began his studies in 1993. During the same year the church began doing exploratory mission work in the Dominican Republic and Cuba.
The Evangelical Lutheran Confessional Church hosted the CELC convention in 1996. Three years later the national church called Seminarian Sergio Cortijo to pastor the Barrancas congregation and to begin work in Ponce. Seminarian Manuel Monroig was also called to pastor the San Juan congregation that same year.
Church Body Statistics
Established Congregations: 4
National Pastors: 2
Bible Institute Students: 6
Seminary Students: 2
Pastor Sergio Cortijo
PO Box 1381
Guayama, PR 00785
787-929-0298 (Cell) E-mail