The Salvation Army 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.

History of The Salvation Army

In 1865, WILLIAM BOOTH an ordained Methodist minister, aided by his wife Catherine, formed an evangelical group dedicated to preaching among the “unchurched” people living in the midst of appalling poverty in London’s East End. Booth’s ministry recognized the interdependence of material, emotional and spiritual needs.


The Salvation Army in Texas

  • Started by an Italian Naval Captain named Adam Janelli in 1889. Janelli gave both material and spiritual help to the poor and homeless, and to the people of Dallas, he became known as “Mr. Salvation Army.”
  • Today, The Salvation Army in Texas continues to thrive through the support of people like you.

The Salvation Army in the Coastal Bend

  • The Salvation Army has been in the Coastal Bend since 1908 and has served this community in the midst of natural disasters, economic depression, hunger and poverty.
  • Today, we continue to serve thousands of individuals each year in our community.