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The Salvation Army, an international movement, is an evangelical part of the universal Christian church. Its message is based on the Bible. Its ministry is motivated by the love of God. Its mission is to preach the gospel of Jesus Christ and to meet human needs in His name without discrimination. 

Whether it is shelter for a displaced family or a warm cup of coffee for our bravest and finest-hope and healing is the message of The Salvation Army. Since 1886, The Salvation Army has been providing social and spiritual services to communities throughout the world. People given purpose, hearts given hope and souls finding redemption-this has been our mission for more than a century.

Motivated by the love of God, as a leader in Christian faith-based human services, The Salvation Army is committed to serve the whole person; body, soul and spirit, with integrity and respect, using creative solutions to positively transform lives. Its objects are ‘the advancement of the Christian religion... of education, the relief of poverty, and other charitable objects beneficial to society or the community of mankind as a whole.

For more information about The Salvation Army, please visit The Salvation Army USA National web site. Additional information about The Salvation Army's global presence and activities can be found online at The Salvation Army International web site,



For directions to Area Command, click here.

For directions to The Salvation Army Red Shield Lodge, click here.

For directions to The Salvation Army Social Services Center and One Stop, click here.

For directions to The Salvation Army St. Petersburg Corps and Community Center, click here.

For directions to The Salvation Army Adult Rehabilitation Center (ARC), click here



St. Petersburg Area Command Board of Advisors


Brian Keefer, Board Chair

Susan Blackburn, Vice-Chair

Rob Moler, Treasurer

David R. Punzak, Esq., Secretary


Mary Wyatt Allen Frank Farkas Tim Mann 
Susan L. Blackburn *Robert W. Fisher, Esq. Robert B. Moler, Jr. CFP
Lounell Britt Bill Hoyt Gordon A. Norton, D.D.S. 
 *Carl L Collins Jr. Brian Keefer  David R Punzak, Esq.
 **Frank E. Cooper, Jr.  Robert G. Kelean Charles F. Reischmann, Esq.
 Norris E. Counts Bill Kent   Lee F. Romig
 Richard (Dick) R. Crippen  Malcolm King  Edward F. Shamas, Jr.
 G. Kristin Delano, Esq.  Carl Lambrecht   Bill Snyder
 Larry Fasan  **James R. Lyle, Esq.   Donald Wooldridge
 * Life Member  ** Emeritus Member

Ex-Officio Members of the Board
William Booth,  Founder
Shaw Clifton,  General
Commissioner Maxwell Feener,  Territorial Commander
Lt. Colonel Vern Jewett,  Divisional Commander
Capts. Timothy and Cheryl Gilliam,  Area Commanders
Capts. Gary and Liz Wilson,  Commanding Officer, SunCoast ARC


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