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LCMS Eastern District




The Lutheran Church, Missouri Synod-Eastern District is one of the four original districts of the LCMS.

  • 125 Congregations located in New York, Pennsylvania and the panhandle of Maryland (see map);
  • 48 elementary and preschools;
  • 27,000 communicant members, 34,000 baptized members;
  • 102 active pastors; over 200 educators (teachers, principals, Director of Christian Education, Deaconesses, Directors of Christian Outreach, Directors of Family Life Ministry); 72 retired pastors and hundreds of lay people who lead and teach in our congregations;
  • Four Regions (Buffalo, Pittsburgh, Philadelphia and Rochester) represented by four Vice Presidents;
  • Sixteen Circuits cared for by Sixteen Circuit Visitors;
  • Regional Mission Initiatives located in Buffalo, Rochester, Pittsburgh and Philadelphia;


District Profile:

ED Map

  • Congregations: 125
  • Preschools: 48
  • Elementary Schools: 9
  • Communicant Members: 27,000
  • Baptized Members: 34,000


Congregational Locator Map

To View a Google Map that includes the locations of the 

congregations of the Eastern District, LCMS, click here


Google Map

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