Rev. John H. Tietjen

 

 

 

Age: 75

 

Summary: president of the Concordia Seminary during the 1970's who helped create a split in the Lutheran church over biblical doctrine when he started a breakaway seminary forming an alliance of dissident Lutheran congregations, and who was a major force in 1987 in the merger of churches that created the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America, now the nation's largest Lutheran denomination.

 

 

Cause of Death: Cancer

 

Born: June 18, 1928

 

Died: February 15, 2004

 

Location: Fort Worth, Texas