The Salvation Army opened fire in Liberia in May 1988 as part of the Ghana and Liberia Territory, with Major and Mrs Leonard Miller as pioneer officers. Progress was monitored by Ghana during the civil war, from May 1990. Liberia became a separate command on 1 January 1997. Neighbouring country, Sierra Leone became part of the command on 1 January 2010, with Captains John and Rosaline Bundu as pioneer officers.

 


In October 2018, Commissioner Benjamin and Grace Mnyampi (former IS and ZSWM for Africa) were welcomed in Liberia by a cheerful congregation of Salvationists and friends for a weekend pastoral visit  and the installation of Lieut-Colonels Samuel and Mary Mkami as leaders of the command. Also in October, Commissioner Benjamin Mnyampi was the speaker at a two-day Officers Councils under the theme "Moving Forward in His Strength" held at Monrovia Chapel Corps.

A colourful commissioning and ordination weekend was held for 14 cadets of the Messengers of Gospel Session in November 2018, with Commissioner Birgitte Brekke-Clifton (IS for Programme Resources, IHQ) as special guest. As part of the commissioner's visit, a science laboratory was dedicated at the William Booth High School and the newly accredited Salvation Army Polytechnic was launched in Monrovia to offer associate degrees in many disciplines.

In December 2018 a youth congress held in Bo City, Sierra Leone, under the theme "Standing for Righteousness", brought together youth from all centres in Sierra Leone, with 41 recruits being enrolled.

With support from International Emergency Services (IHQ), the Projects Department responded to fire and storm-related activities in Monrovia and its environs in 2018 and 2019. A total of 390 people from 45 homes benefited from emergency supplies of building materials, household items and food. As part of the Expansion Plan, four new corps halls and five quarters were constructed in different parts of the command.

The Women's Ministries of the Monrovia Division held a three-day retreat in September in Tubmanburg, Bomi County, under the theme "The Glory of God". At the conclusion of a weekend of teaching, sharing, visitation and rededication, the holiness meeting was attended by 142 people. Special prayers were offered for attendees with disabilities and 22 women rededicated their lives to God.

During the 2018 National Flag Day celebrations, the President of Liberia, His Excellency George M. Weah presented an academic excellence award to the 2018 Valedictorian of the William Booth High School for being among the seven best performing students in the country.

 


 

Command Leaders

Lieut-Colonel Samuel Mkami - Officer Commanding (1 October 2018)

Lieut-Colonel Mary Mkami - Command President for Women's Ministries

Lieut-Colonel Jabulani Khoza - General Secretary (1 February 2016)

Lieut-Colonel Fikile Khoza - Command Secretary for Women's Ministries

 

Command Headquarters

17th Street

Sinkor

Monrovia

Liberia

 

Postal address

PO Box 20/5792

Monrovia

Liberia

 

Statistics

Officers - 83 (active - 77 retired - 6)       Auxillary Captains - 4

Cadets - 24                 Employees - 350

Corps - 35                  Outposts - 30          Schools - 9

Senior Soldiers - 5,419    Adherents - 280   Junior Soldiers - 1,010

 

Web: www.salvationarmy.org/liberia

Email: lib.leadership@lib.salvationarmy.org


Countries included in the command: Liberia, Sierra Leone, Guinea

Languages in which the gospel is preached: Bassa, English, Gola, Krahn, Lorma