OUR HISTORY

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.

William Booth founded The Salvation Army in 1865 in London, England. We are both a church and a charity where our faith is expressed in our charitable work, where we provide spiritual as well as humanitarian support. Today, The Salvation Army operates in over 130 countries transforming lives and working where the need is greatest, guided by our faith in God and a love for all.

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The Salvation Army in Singapore was established in 1935. Our headquarters was first located on Killiney Road. In meeting the needs of vulnerable women at that time, a home to care for women who were destitute and victims of forced prostitution and a school that taught English and tailoring were set up in 1937, and later developed as the Women’s Industrial Home at River Valley Road. The expansion of our work took our headquarters to Tank Road (later renamed as Clemenceau Avenue) in January 1938. After 50 years, we shifted to Changi for a brief period before relocating to our current location at Bishan in 1994.

The Salvation Army in Singapore was established in 1935. Our headquarters was first located on Killiney Road. In meeting the needs of vulnerable women at that time, a home to care for women who were destitute and victims of forced prostitution and a school that taught English and tailoring were set up in 1937, and later developed as the Women’s Industrial Home at River Valley Road. The expansion of our work took our headquarters to Tank Road (later renamed as Clemenceau Avenue) in January 1938. After 50 years, we shifted to Changi for a brief period before relocating to our current location at Bishan in 1994.

OUR TERRITORY

Colonel Rodney S. Walters (Territorial Commander), Colonel Wendy Walters (Territorial President of Women’s Ministries) and Lieut-Colonel Hary Haran (Chief Secretary)

The Salvation Army Singapore, Malaysia and Myanmar Territory was established on 1 March 2005. The work in each country commenced much earlier, with Myanmar in 1915, Singapore in 1935, and Malaysia in 1938. The Territory is headed by the Territorial Commander and supported by the Territorial President of Women’s Ministries and the Chief Secretary. These positions are appointed by the International Headquarters in London.

The Salvation Army adopted a quasi-military command structure in 1878 where the chain of command extends from the General that provides the spiritual and administrative guidance to The Salvation Army units around the world at the International Headquaters in London, England.