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.

 


Command Leaders

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

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

Major Mario Nhacumba - General Secretary (1 June 2014)

Major Celeste Nhacumba - Command Secretary of Women's Ministries

 

Command Headquarters

Igreja Exército de Salvação,

Rua Olympia Macueira,

Comuna de Palanca,

Luanda,

Angola

 

Postal address

Caixa Postal 1656-C

Luanda

Angola

 

Statistics

Officers - 54 (active - 49 retired - 5)       Auxillary Captains - 2

Envoys - 6                 Employees - 63

Corps - 25                 Outposts and Societies - 14

Senior Soldiers - 3,698    Adherents - 152   Junior Soldiers - 1,009

 

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

Angola Command Email Address: ang_leadership@ang.salvationarmy.org

 

Countries included in the command: Angola

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