What is The Salvation Army?
The Salvation Army is a worldwide evangelical Christian church with its own distinctive governance and practice. The Army's doctrine follows the mainstream of Christian belief and its articles of faith emphasize God's saving purposes.
Its religious and charitable objects are ‘the advancement of the Christian religion ... and, pursuant thereto, the advancement of education, the relief of poverty, and other charitable objects beneficial to society or the community of mankind as a whole'.
Our Mission Statement
The Salvation Army, an international movement, is an evangelical part of the universal Christian church. Its message is based on the Bible. Its ministry is motivated by the love of God. Its mission is to preach the gospel of Jesus Christ and to meet human needs in His name without discrimination.
Where are We?
In 1887 The Salvation Army 'opened fire' in Kingston, and thence spread throughout the island of Jamaica and to Guyana (1895). Barbados (1891), Trinidad (1901), Grenada (1902), St. Lucia (1902), Antigua (1903), St. Vincent (1905), Belize (1915), St. Kitts (1916), Suriname (1924), the Bahamas (1931), Haiti (1950), French Guiana (1980), St. Maarten (1999) and The Turks and Caicaos Islands (2011).