Salvation Army History
1865 - The Salvation Army was founded
in London, England, by William Booth, a former Methodist minister
turned evangelist who began preaching in the slums.
1878 - Organization adopted the name
The Salvation Army.
1880 - The Army began work in New York City and combined Gospel preaching with meeting the
social ills of hunger, homelessness, and poverty.
Commissioner George Scott Railton and seven
women Salvationists arrived in the central United States.
Their purpose was to establish The Salvation Army National
Headquarters in St.
Louis, which they believed was the center of the United States.
1885 - The Salvation Army began
working in Illinois.
1892- The Salvation Army is established