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.

Territorial Leaders

Colonel Eugene Bamanabio - Territorial Commander (1 September 2019)

Colonel Brigitte Bamanabio - Territorial President for Women's Ministries

Lieut-Colonel Celestin Ayabagabo - Chief Secretary 

Lieut-Colonel Beatrice Ayabagabo - Territorial Secretary for Women's Ministries

Territorial Headquarters

Rue de Reims,
République du Congo

Postal Address

BP 20,
République du Congo

Contact us

Tel: +(242) 22 609 06 41


At the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Congo (Brazzaville) Territory Emergency and Natural Disaster Team went to the front lines with well-conceived action plan that has been saluted by countless institutions and individuals.

To curtail the spread of COVID-19, the territory responded promptly and joined forced with the Government, the local office of the World Health Organization and other partners in a united front against the pandemic.

On 14 May 2020, the Salvation Army led a meeting of religious denominations on the spiritual response against COVID-19 which was held at the Parliament Centre in the presence of government members.

In November, 21 cadets of the Messengers of Reconciliation Session were accepted at the training college by territorial leaders Colonels Eugene and Brigitte Odile Bamanabio.

New CS and TSWM, Lieut-Colonels Blaise and Evelyne Kombo, were appointed in April 2021.

The work is growing in the Women's Ministries department under the leadership of Colonel Brigitte Odile Bamanabio (TPWM). Despite the pandemic, all spiritual and practical activities, including seminars on capacity building of women officers, are continuing to develop well across the territory.

The territory is in the process of opening fire in Cameroon. We thank God for his grace and protection across the territory.



Officers - 419 (active - 323 retired - 96)       Auxillary Captains - 1

Envoys - 41                 Cadets - 31              Employees - 172

Corps - 120                 Outposts - 121

Senior Soldiers - 25,923   Adherents - 4,034   Junior Soldiers - 12,968


Countries included in the Territory: The Republic of Congo, Gabon

Languages in which the gospel is preached: French, Kikongo, Kituba, Lingala, Vili