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IHQ welcomes The Salvation Army’s new international leaders

Staff, officers and invited guests welcomed General Lyndon and Commissioner Bronwyn Buckingham to International Headquarters yesterday.

General Lyndon and Commissioner Bronwyn Buckingham, The Salvation Army’s new international leaders, were welcomed to International Headquarters yesterday by staff, officers and invited guests.

Both leaders spoke at the event.

General Lyndon Buckingham thanked everyone for their welcome.

“Thank you for your welcome and thank you for who you are as people of God,” said General Buckingham. “May I encourage you to remember that God is able; he is a powerful God. Whatever your needs are, he is able, and I encourage you to find that sweet spot of peace, purpose, and power that can only really be found when you give yourself to him wholeheartedly. May it be so, for the glory of God and for the extension of his Kingdom.”

Commissioner Bronwyn Buckingham, World President of Women’s Ministries, shared from her heart. “Through all the years of my officer service, the Lord has surprised me with what he can do with a girl who was willing to surrender her life daily. I’m going to keep doing that, believing he has much more still to show me about myself and the people I serve. My eyes, ears, hands and life are wide open to receive in order that I might keep on giving.”

To read an extended report of the IHQ welcome, click here.

Commissioner Bronwyn Buckingham also spoke at the event.

A public welcome meeting will take place at Regent Hall Corps on Sunday, 3 September 2023 at 3.30pm (GMT). This live-streamed event will see the Chief of the Staff, Commissioner Edward Hill; and Commissioner Shelley Hill, World Secretary for Women’s Ministries, join with the General and Commissioner to greet the global Salvation Army and lift high the name of Jesus Christ in shared worship. Participating groups include the International Staff Songsters and the International Staff Band.

Salvationists and friends around the world are invited to attend this online welcome and service of dedication and celebration.

The full event will be live-streamed via The Salvation Army’s international website from 3pm (GMT) for pre-meeting music from participating groups.

You can also follow the event live on Facebook at the same time.

For more information, click here.


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