The General of The Salvation Army is its international leader, elected by a High Council of The Salvation Army. Find out more about how the General is chosen here.

Below is every Salvation Army General in history and the dates that they served. Our current leader is General Brian Peddle.

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William Booth imageGeneral William Booth
1865-1912
Bramwell Booth imageGeneral Bramwell Booth
1912-1929
Edward Higgins imageGeneral Edward J Higgins
1929-1934
Evangeline Booth imageGeneral Evangeline Booth
1934-1939
George Carpenter imageGeneral George L Carpenter
1939-1946
Albert Orsborn imageGeneral Albert Orsborn
1946-1954
Wilfred Kitching imageGeneral Wilfred Kitching
1954-1963
Frederick Coutts imageGeneral Frederick Coutts
1963-1969
Erik Wickberg imageGeneral Erik Wickberg
1969-1974
Clarence Wiseman imageGeneral Clarence Wiseman
1974-1977
Arnold Brown imageGeneral Arnold Brown
1977-1981
Jarl Wahlström imageGeneral Jarl Wahlström
1981-1986
Eva Burrows imageGeneral Eva Burrows
1986-1993
Bramwell Tillsley imageGeneral Bramwell Tillsley
1993-1994
Paul Rader imageGeneral Paul Rader
1994-1999
John Gowans imageGeneral John Gowans
1999-2002
John Larsson imageGeneral John Larsson
2002-2006
Shaw Clifton imageGeneral Shaw Clifton
2006-2011
Linda Bond imageGeneral Linda Bond
2011-2013
André Cox imageGeneral André Cox
2013-2018
Brian Peddle imageGeneral Brian Peddle
2018-
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