In 1865, William and Catherine Booth founded The Salvation Army to preach the gospel of Jesus Christ to the poor, the homeless, the hungry, and the destitute in the East-End of London, England. By 1880, it was Commissioner George Scott Railton who was sent by Booth, along with a group of seven women evangelists, to begin the organization's work in America. Later that same year, he expanded The Salvation Army's mission to St. Louis, Missouri.
The Salvation Army Gateway Citadel opened in January 2006 and serves those in the immediate South County, St. Louis area. In addition to Sunday school and worship, we have an active community center and a social services office. With The Salvation Army known for its music and summer camps, Gateway Citadel has a brass band which communicates the gospel message each Sunday in its programs and performances. Summer camps and activities at the Community Center are also offered.
We welcome you to The Salvation Army Gateway Citadel!