Salvation Army operations were commenced in Chile soon after the arrival of Brigadier and Mrs William T. Bonnet to Valparaíso on 1 October 1909. The first corps was opened in Santiago on 28 November, with Captain David Arn and Lieutenant Alfred Danielson as officers.

Adjutant and Mrs David Thomas, with Lieutenant Zacarías Ribeiro, pioneered in Peru in March 1910.

The work in Bolivia, started in December 1920, was planned by Brigadier Chas Hauswirth and established by Adjutant and Mrs Oscar E. Ahlm.

Quito saw the Army’s arrival in Ecuador on 30 October 1985 under the command of Captain and Mrs Eliseo Flores Morales.

Countries included in the territory: Bolivia, Chile, Ecuador, Peru

Languages in which the gospel is preached: Aymara, Quechua, Spanish

Publications: El Grito de Guerra (The War Cry), El Trébol (women’s ministries magazine)

Territorial Leadership

Colonel Alex Nesterenko - Territorial Commander

Colonel Luz Nesterenko - Territorial President of Women's Ministries

Lieut-Colonel Raul Bernao - Chief Secretary

Territorial Headquarters

Avenida España No 44

Postal address

Casilla 3225

Parcels/courier service

Avenida España No 44
Santiago Centro

Contact us

Tel: [56] (2) 28248725 28248700

Email: saw.leadership@saw.salvationarmy.org