General installs Jeffreys as new national leaders

Delegates to the Pan American Conference of Leaders

Delegates to the Pan American Conference of Leaders


 Commissioners Jeffrey return to NHQ after two years in the Southern Territory.

In his first public meeting in the U.S., General André Cox installed Commissioner David Jeffrey as national commander and Commissioner Barbara Jeffrey as national president of women’s ministries of The Salvation Army in late October. The pair took office at National Headquarters (NHQ) Nov. 1.

The installation occurred on the second-to-last day of The Salvation Army Pan American Conference of Leaders at Camp Hoblitzelle in Midlothian, Texas. Each territorial leadership team from North and South America was in attendance.

“Commissioner Barbara and I both agree that returning to NHQ has been exciting because having served here just two years ago we know so many of the officers and employees on the team,” said David Jeffrey.  “They are an excellent group of Salvationists and Christians. Also, the continued opportunity to work with the leaders from each of the U.S. territories is exciting.”

The Jeffreys replaced Commissioners William and Nancy Roberts, who were appointed to International Headquarters as chief of the staff and world secretary of women’s ministries, respectively. In 2011, Jeffrey was appointed as the territorial commander for The Salvation Army Southern Territory; he has also served as the national chief secretary.

“The biggest challenge we face is wanting to represent this wonderful army of salvation to the nation,” he said. “We want to be at the forefront of proclaiming the wonderful gospel of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ as Salvationists and to serve suffering humanity in his name. To tell the story of Jesus and the story of service is our challenge.”



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