Christ the King Lutheran Church of Nigeria and All Saints Lutheran Church of Nigeria are our two sister synods in the southeast states of Nigeria. Descended from the Synodical Conference’s first Lutheran mission, Christ the King and All Saints are sister synods in fellowship with WELS, members of the Confessional Evangelical Lutheran Conference (CELC), and true mission partners. The 4,200 communicant members of the two Nigerian synods are currently served by 36 Nigerian pastors and more than 55 lay preachers. All Saints and Christ the King operate a joint worker training program, which currently has 20 students enrolled at the seminary level. We ask God to grant his blessing to these men as they prepare for service in God’s church. Learn more about WELS mission history in Nigeria. 

Fast Facts

Christ the King

  • Congregations: 34
  • Communicant members: 2,478
  • National pastors: 18
  • Evangelists: 1
  • Preaching elders: 30
  • Seminary students: 10

All Saints

  • Congregations: 23
  • Communicant members: 1,700
  • National pastors: 18
  • Evangelists: 2
  • Preaching elders: 25
  • Seminary students: 10

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Praying for Nigeria

Please pray that all Nigerian members remain faithful to the Lord and his Word, so they continue to share the saving gospel message with all Nigerians. Ask for God’s blessings on the presidents, pastors, and leaders of All Saints and Christ the King Lutheran synods.


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