The Salvation Army Announces New World Leader

General-elect Linda Bond has been appointed as The Salvation Army's new international leader.

Today The Salvation Army announced its new world leader and the 19th General will be Canadian-born Commissioner Linda Bond!

She was elected by The Salvation Army’s High Council, a group of senior leaders from around the world who met this week near London. Commissioner Bond will succeed the current world leader General Shaw Clifton, who retires early April.

Commissioner Bond will be the 3rd woman and the 4th Canadian to hold the post of General of The Salvation Army in our 146 year history. She offers more than 42 years experience of ministry and leadership and currently heads up the church and charity’s work in Eastern Australia. This region includes the recently devastated state of Queensland where The Salvation Army continues to be heavily involved in assisting victims of widespread flooding.

Once in post as General of The Salvation Army, the Commissioner will become the head of more than one million Salvationists in 123 countries.  Read more HERE at IHQ’s official press release.

Congratulations, Commissioner Bond! We wish you the best as you prepare to lead The Salvation Army.