In 1979 the Lutheran Coalition on Public Policy was established out of strategic conversations and partnerships among Pennsylvania Lutheran synods, social service organizations, congregations and Division for Mission in North America (DMNA) of the Lutheran Church in America. It was the first Lutheran state advocacy office in the country and served as the model for the church. In 1992, the name was changed to Lutheran Advocacy Ministry in Pennsylvania. The booklet Pulling Children from the River, by Bishop B. Penrose Hoover, details the first 25 years of the ministry.

LAMPa has been served by the following staff: