The Salvation Army’s Video Production Unit, from the United Kingdom Territory with the Republic of Ireland, has created a tribute to General John Gowans, who was promoted to Glory in December 2012. Looking back at the life of the man who led The Salvation Army from 1999-2002, the video includes extracts from his funeral service and clips from the archives such as the General’s famous address … [Read more...]
A moving portrait of the man behind the public persona.
April 25, 2013 Leave a Comment
Thanksgiving service for the life and ministry of General John Gowans (Rtd) reminds congregation of the leader’s giftedness and devotion to Christ.
December 14, 2012 4 Comments
The thanksgiving service for the life and ministry of General John Gowans (Retired) was held at the William Booth College, Denmark Hill, London, on Friday, December 14, 2012. Retired General John Larsson presided over a gathering of more than 450 people who came to praise God and celebrate the life of an extraordinarily gifted Salvationist leader. General Gowans's wife, Commissioner Gisèle … [Read more...]
General John Gowans, The Salvation Army’s international leader from 1999 to 2002, was promoted to Glory on December 8, 2012.
December 10, 2012 3 Comments
General John Gowans was promoted to Glory from a nursing home in South London on December 8, 2012, at the age of 78, after a long period of declining health. General John Gowans, The Salvation Army’s international leader from 1999 to 2002, will be remembered for the unique, colourful and larger-than-life personality that he was. "When God made John Gowans he threw away the mould," writes … [Read more...]
From 1984-1990, Commissioner Pratt served as territorial commander of the Canada and Bermuda Territory
July 14, 2011 3 Comments
Commissioner William Pratt, former territorial commander of the Canada and Bermuda Territory, was promoted to Glory from a nursing home at Westbourne on Wednesday, 13 July 2011. Born in England to Salvation Army corps officer parents, Will Pratt was the youngest of four children, all of whom became Salvation Army officers. Service aboard two Royal Navy destroyers and at a naval station … [Read more...]
Family, friends and Salvationists give thanks for life and influence of Commissioner Helen Clifton
July 7, 2011 by Major Leanne Ruthven with contribution from Major Stephen Poxon 2 Comments
The service of thanksgiving for Commissioner Helen Clifton, held in the assembly hall at William Booth College, London, U.K., was a fitting tribute to a woman of God. Countless examples were given of how she did so much for others throughout her Salvation Army officership, from early days as a corps officer through to her last appointment as World President of Women's Ministries, supporting her … [Read more...]
Commissioner Helen Clifton served as World President of Women’s Ministries
June 15, 2011 28 Comments
Commissioner Helen Clifton was promoted to Glory from St Christopher’s Hospice in South London in the United Kingdom on Tuesday, 14 June 2011. The commissioner, who retired on 1 April 2011, has courageously faced her illness with a strong faith and trust in God. Helen Ashman was born in the Army’s Mothers’ Hospital in Clapton, London to Betty and Don Ashman, committed Christians who … [Read more...]
We salute the service and honour the memory of a great servant of God
April 9, 2010 1 Comment
Colonel Henry Gariepy, OF, was promoted to Glory from hospital in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, USA, on Saturday 3 April 2010, after a lifetime of service for God through ministry as a Salvation Army officer. Born in January 1930, Henry Gariepy was to become a household name throughout the Salvation Army world, and beyond, through his prolific output as an author of more than 20 books – dealing … [Read more...]