The Lutheran Orthodox Church, inc

A Lutheran Church in Apostolic Succession

The Lutheran Orthodox Church 2012 Census

The Preliminary 2012 Census is being tabulated based on 2011 figures.

Not all census forms have been submitted from every congregation and ministry. These figures will be updated upon receipt of forms.


As of March 1, 2012, based upon completed census forms:

Congregations:                                                              117 (not all submitted as of 3/1)


Ministries other than congregations:                           50


Ordained Clergy:                                                            215


Total Lay Persons served on weekly basis:                14,048


Total Sermons Delivered by LOC Clergy                     18,525


Avg Communion Weekly                                               9064


Total Pastoral Visits by LOC Clergy                             11,858


Weddings Performed                                                     240


Funerals                                                                           202


Baptisms:                                                                         130


Exorcisms Investigated                                                   16


Exorcisms Performed:                                                     3


Podcast Hits, All Sites                                                     62,000+


Newspaper Columns Weekly Circulation                     4800


Radio Station Broadcast Footprint

(6 stations nationwide, Total Pop in

Listening area)                                                               4,100,000


Internet Radio Listeners                                               50,000+


Non Ordained Volunteers                                             58


Bible Studies Conducted                                              2011 1718


Last Rites Performed                                                    664


LOC Fraternal Organizations:                                      5


Certified Hospital/Nursing Home Chaplains 7+ (not complete)


Countries with LOC presence:                                    8+


Orphanages:                                                                 1


Congregation Applications Pending                          20