The Salvation Army opened fire in Liberia in May 1988 as part of the Ghana and Liberia Territory, with Majors Leonard and Dorothy Millar as pioneer officers. This happened after more than 10 years of letters being written to International Headquarters by church pastors asking that they become part of the movement.

Liberia was given separate command status 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.

Guinea became the 133rd country in which The Salvation Army is officially at work in August 2022, joining the Liberia and Sierra Leone Command.

Command Leaders

Lieut-Colonel Luka Khayumbi - Officer Commanding

Lieut-Colonel Rasoa Khayumbi - 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

Postal address

PO Box 20/5792

Contact us

Tel: [231] (0) 886 932 303

Email: lib.leadership@lib.salvationarmy.org

Amidst COVID-19 challenges, Women's Ministries conducted three seminars in 2020 intended to strengthen the Junior Home Leagues and Young Women's Fellowships of the three divisions. The topics included domestic violence, challenges of pologamy, human trafficking and holiness.

Twelve cadets of the Messengers of the Kingdom Session were commissioned during the first wave of the COVID-19 pandemic. The commissioning was held at the newly constructed Roof Top Hall of Command Headquarters (CHQ) in November 2020.

In addition to circulating COVID-19 awareness and preventive materials, the command distributed food and household supplies to vulnerable communities with support from International Emergency Services. 

The William Booth Clinic was renovated to meet the growing health needs of the community and new obstetrics equipment was purchased to enable the clinic to continue providing services throughout the pandemic.

In March 2021 a leadership delegation undertook a week-long pastoral visit to Guinea to review the work in progress, where 27 new soldiers were enrolled. The work has since expanded to six new centres.

A five-day corps leaders semnar at CHQ, which focused on Salvation Army policies and orders and regulations, brought together 30 delegates in April 2021.

Despite the prolonged closure of schools, the command's school system performed exceptionally well in the 2020 West African Senior School Examinations. A total of 97.5 percent of candidates submitted by Salvaton Army high schools made successful passes against 64.7 nationally. On 23 April 2021, The Salvation Army Polytechnics School conducted its first accredited degree graduation programme with 20 graduates awarded associate degrees in different disciplines.


Officers - 99 (active - 94 retired - 5)       Auxillary Captains - 3

Cadets - 10                 Employees - 350

Corps - 45                  Outposts and Societies - 31          Schools - 9

Senior Soldiers - 7,176    Adherents - 341   Junior Soldiers - 866


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

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