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Concordia Publishing House Embarks on 150th Anniversary Year

Founded in 1869 as the publishing arm of The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod, Concordia Publishing House today celebrated the beginning of 150 years of service to the Church. The yearlong celebration will culminate in a celebratory worship service and luncheon on September 11, 2019.

After a century and a half, Concordia Publishing House’s mission hasn’t changed: developing products that are faithful to God’s Word. “CPH has walked besides generations of individuals, sharing the hope found only in Christ,” said Dr. Bruce G. Kintz, President and CEO of Concordia Publishing House. “From Bibles given at confirmation, to the hymnals in the pew, to the devotions that start our days, CPH is blessed to continue into the future as the publisher of the LCMS.”

Located in the same South St. Louis neighborhood since 1869, Concordia Publishing House has a long history of supporting Christians in their faith through flagship products such as The Lutheran Study Bible, The Lutheran Service Book, Portals of Prayer, Arch Books, The Concordia Commentary Series, Lutheran Service Builder, Sunday school and Vacation Bible School curriculum, and many more.

These Bibles and books are often passed down from generation to generation, cherished for years, and well-read—playing a crucial role in faith development and family relationships. Readers are encouraged to share stories of their favorite CPH book on social media using #MyCPH150. 

Learn more about Concordia Publishing House’s history at For more information or to arrange an interview, please contact Lindsey Martie at or 314-268-1303.

About Concordia Publishing House

Concordia Publishing House (CPH) is the publishing arm of The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod. For 150 years, CPH has been providing individuals, churches, and schools with products that are faithful to the Scriptures and the Lutheran Confessions. From books and Bibles to church supplies, curriculum, and software, CPH offers more than 10,000 products to support the proclamation of the Gospel worldwide. Visit CPH online at