MANIPUR EVANGELICAL LUTHERAN CHURCH
(Evangelical Lutheran Churches in the Himalayan States)
MELC AT A GLANCE
The Right Rev. V. Hangminthang, Bishop
Manipur Evangelical Lutheran Church
Head Quarters: Zomi Colony, Post Box No.10,
Churachandpur -795128, Manipur, India.
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The Manipur Evangelical Lutheran Church (MELC) formerly known as Jou Christian Association (JCA) was established on the 20th February, 1954 with a few believers at Daijang Village, Churachandpur District of Manipur state in India. It celebrated Golden Jubilee of its ministries in 2004. At present it is a body of 49 local Churches with 8500 members. Its headquarters is situated at Zomi Colony, Churachandpur, Manipur. It is a proud member of the Lutheran community (UELCI & LWF).
ADMINISTRATION IN BRIEF:
The Bishop is the Chief Functionary of the Head Office and the Churches and he is the overall head of all departments. The Bishop is assisted by Director/Secretary and other clerical staff to run the Office The Church is divided into 5 Administrative Districts, each under a District Superintendent who is elected for a term of 3 years. There are ordained Pastors and Evangelists in each District to assist the District Superintendents.
The ministry of the Church is divided into Mission, Education, Youth, Women and Children Departments.