In 1937 The Salvation Army spread from Léopoldville to Brazzaville, and in 1953 French Equatorial Africa (now Congo) became a separate command. Commissioner and Mrs Henri Becquet were the pioneers. The command was upgraded to a territory in December 1960. On 1 July 2018 the work in Gabon was officially recognised.
Congo (Brazzaville) is a large and spiritual territory where people love God and own the army as well. The territory has experienced God's Spirit at work in the year under review.
Thirty-five cadets were received at the officer training college for training as Salvation Army officers, to be commissioned and ordained in May 2020.
The visit of Commissioner Benjamin and Grace Mnyampi (Former IS and ZSWM respectively for Africa) for a territorial review confirmed that Salvationists are working hard for the advance of the territory.
Commissioners Onal and Edmane Castor entered into retirement, and Colonels Eugene and Brigitte Bamanabio were received as the new territorial leaders, their installation being conducted on behalf of the General at Moungali Corps by Colonels Lucien and Marie Lamartiniere, territorial leaders of the Democratic Republic of Congo Territory.
Salvationists in the Congo (Brazzaville) Territory are marching forward together, praying that God will continue to bless the ministry and mission as together we seek to serve him to bring about growth for the Kingdom.
Colonel Eugene Bamanabio - Territorial Commander (1 September 2019)
Colonel Brigitte Bamanabio - Territorial President for Women's Ministries
Lieut-Colonel Dieudonné Tsilulu - Chief Secretary (1 September 2019)
Lieut-Colonel Philippine Tsilulu - Territorial Secretary for Women's Ministries
Rue de Reims,
République du Congo
République du Congo
Officers - 412 (active - 319 retired - 93) Auxillary Captains - 2
Envoys - 341 Cadets - 35 Employees - 172
Corps - 120 Outposts - 121
Senior Soldiers - 23,966 Adherents - 3,362 Junior Soldiers - 12,870
Tel: +(242) 22 609 06 41
Countries included in the Territory: The Republic of Congo, Gabon
Languages in which the gospel is preached: French, Kikongo, Kituba, Lingala, Vili