Oklahoma District (LCMS)


Oklahoma District (LCMS)

The Oklahoma District is one of the 35 districts of the Lutheran Church - Missouri Synod (LCMS), and comprises the state of Oklahoma. It includes approximately 80 congregations and missions, subdivided into 9 circuits, as well as 18 preschools, 9 elementary schools and 1 high school. Baptized membership in district congregations is approximately 23,000.

The Oklahoma District was formed in 1924 out of the Kansas District. District offices are located in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma; the Rev. Paul Hartman has been the district president since 2004, and was elected to a full term in 2006 [1]. Delegates from each congregation meet in convention every three years to elect the district president, vice presidents, circuit counselors, a board of directors, and other officers; the last convention was held on April 28-29, 2006, and the next will be held in 2009.

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Presidents

  • Rev. Henry Mueller, 1924–39
  • Rev. Carl R. Matthies, 1939–40
  • Rev. Edward C. Hauer, 1940–42
  • Rev. Paul J. Hartenberger, 1942–43
  • Rev. Otto Henry Hoyer, 1943–54
  • Rev. Alfred E. Behrend, 1954–70
  • Rev. Harold E. Brockhoff, 1970–78
  • Rev. Gerhard F. Bode, 1978-88
  • Rev. Robert L. Jackson, 1988-91
  • Rev. William R. Diekelman, 1991-2004
  • Rev. Paul A. Hartman, 2004-2009
  • Rev. Barrie E. Henke, 2009-present

Oldest congregations

Largest congregations

Membership totals are c. 2006.

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