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.

 


As part of the August National Flag Day Celebrations, the Vice President of Liberia Jewel Taylor, presented a national award to the 2019 Valedictorian of William Booth High School for being amongst the 13 best Liberian students with outstanding performance in West African Senior School Certificate Examination.

The Women's Ministries department collaborated with the Monrovia Division to host a rewarding retreat weekend in September in the Muslim dominated coastal city of Robertsport, Grand Cape Mount County, under the theme 'On the Way to Heaven'. 

The Salvation Army polytechnic celebrated its first anniversary in November 2019 with the graduation of 33 trainees from its Technical and Vocational Education and Training (T-VET) Programme with certificates in auto mechanics, electricity, electronics, carpentry, masonry, plumbing and tailoring.

In October, 30 delegates, comprised of officers, lay workers and teachers from Liberia, Sierra Leone and Guinea attended a two day 'train the trainers' course on child protection, conducted by the International Child Protection team.

The command leaders conducted a wonderful commissioning weekend in November: ten Spirit-filled cadets of the Messengers of Compassion Session were sent to new appointments. The creation of two new divisions (Grand Bassa and Sierra Leone) and one new district (South East) was celebrated and for the first time in the history of the command, female officers were appointed to the positions of Field Secretary and Command Youth Secretary.

During the 2019 Christmas celebrations, the Guinea plant organised a community meal with orphans and senior citizens in Conarky, and distributed holidays gifts to those in need in Nzérékoré. Five vulnerable young mothers also received delivery kits. 

In February 2020, the Young Women's Fellowship of Sierra Leone participated in an insightful weekend of seminars conducted by the Women's Ministries team, as part of series of seminars and trainings throughout the command.

Despite of the coronavirus lockdown, renovation works continued at CHQ and the training college. An additional floor was added at the top of the CHQ building as a large conference hall for hosting meetings and special events. The William Booth Clinic was also fully renovated and upgraded to a health centre.


 

Command Leaders

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

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

Lieut-Colonel Dieudonné Louzolo - General Secretary (1 July 2020)

Lieut-Colonel Edith Louzolo - Command Secretary for Women's Ministries

 

Command Headquarters

17th Street

Sinkor

Monrovia

Liberia

 

Postal address

PO Box 20/5792

Monrovia

Liberia

 

Statistics

Officers - 80 (active - 74 retired - 6)       Auxillary Captains - 4

Cadets - 12                 Employees - 350

Corps - 35                  Outposts and Societies - 30          Schools - 9

Senior Soldiers - 5,419    Adherents - 350   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