Welcome to the website of the Evangelical Lutheran Church of Papua New Guinea (ELCPNG)

In 2023 we are undergoing maintenance and updates on our new server. In the meantime, please find brief information about our Church and Services below.


ELCPNG has a membership of approximately 2 million, representing 20% of the total population of Papua New Guinea. Our anniversary day is celebrated on July 12th, marking the start of our mission in 1886 by pioneer missionary Rev. Johaness Flierl. Our official logo features a white hand handing over a cross to a black hand, set against a map of Papua New Guinea within a Luther's Rose.

We have 17 Districts and 7 Departments, serving the people of Papua New Guinea through various works. Our Head Office is located in Lae Ampo:

Church Executives

Lutheran Health Services

We also run the LUTHERAN HEALTH SERVICES, which aim to provide efficient health services to the people of Papua New Guinea. We currently operate 4 hospitals, 28 health centres, 88 aid posts and 14 two-men aid posts.

Lutheran Development Services

Our LUTHERAN DEVELOPMENT SERVICES division works to help the people and children of Papua New Guinea develop. We focus on three main programs: improving infrastructure, enhancing livelihoods and promoting sustainable resource management.

Lutheran Education Division

ELCPNG operates a vast network of schools across the country through its LUTHERAN EDUCATION DIVISION, with a total of 234 institutions including 7 Secondary Schools, 14 High Schools and 212 Elementary Schools. The organization has recently launched a Lutheran university as a merger of three Lutheran institutions in the country: Balob Teachers College in Lae, Martin Luther Seminary in Lae and the Madang Lutheran School of Nursing. The university will be guided by the three institutions, with the faculties of education, theology and health and medicine being offered. If you are looking for more information about the ELC Education Division, you can reach out to them at: