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.



Territorial Leaders

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


Territorial Headquarters

Rue de Reims,


République du Congo


Postal Address

BP 20,


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