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