Work in Angola was officially established in 1985. Having been part of the Congo (Kinshasa) and Angola Territory, it became a separate command on 1 March 2008. 

In 1974, two officers originally from Angola but trained and served in Congo (Kinshasa) entered Angola by Uige Province to commence Salvation Army meetings in that part of the country. In 1978, other Salvationists from Kinshasa met in Angola's capital, Luanda, and `opened fire'. The Salvation Army was officially recognised by the Angola Government on 14 February 1992. 


Salvationists in the command continue to show desire to spread the Army's presence throughout the country. Through their discipleship and evangelism they are ministering in places where the work is already established but also in new locations. As a result, they are seeing an increase in the number of people who are being enrolled as soldiers.

Encouraged by the The Whole World Mobilising, the command adopted as its theme for 2018 `Saved and Mobilised to Conquer'. This is the focus throughout the command for the winning of souls.

With the newly approved strategic plan for 2018 to 2022, new places were assigned to each corps to establish the work where the Army presence did not exist before under the theme "Here am I Lord, Send me!" from Isaiah 6:8. This was welcomed joyfully by all Salvationists and God has been blessing the command greatly throughout their ministry.


Command Leaders

Lieut-Colonel Graçia Matondo - Officer Commanding (1 November 2017)

Lieut-Colonel Lydia Matondo - Command President of Women's Ministries

Major Sérgio Nsumbu - General Secretary (1 October 2020)

Major Ana Nsumbu - Command Secretary of Women's Ministries


Command Headquarters

Igreja Exército de Salvação,

Rua Olympia Macueira,

Comuna de Palanca,




Postal address

Caixa Postal 1656-C,





Officers - 65 (active - 57 retired - 8)       Auxillary Captains - 4

Envoys - 6                 Employees - 15          Cadets - 10

Corps - 29                 Outposts and Societies - 12

Senior Soldiers - 4,017    Adherents - 152   Junior Soldiers - 930


Tel: + (244) 928 570 867/ 938 417 805

Angola Command Email Address:


Countries included in the command: Angola

Languages in which the gospel is preached: Humbundu, Kikongo, Kimbundu, Lingala, Chokwe, Ngangela, Portuguese