About Us

The Salvation Army Has Served Boyertown since 1958

Beginning in 1958, The Salvation Army of Boyertown operated as a Service Unit staffed by volunteers who rendered services to the community in the name of The Salvation Army. In September 1994 a full-time Salvation Army Officer was appointed to Boyertown and became an official Salvation Army Corps.

The Salvation Army of Boyertown serves persons living within the zip codes of Hereford, Bally, Barto, Bechtelsville, Boyertown, Earlville, Douglassville, Limekiln, New Berlinville, Oley, and Gilbertsvile.

 

The Gift that has changed and touched many lives.  "One Man's caring will help many more lives in the years ahead"

Daniel G. Hartman and his trust is the legacy that keeps giving.

When Daniel G Hartman passed away in 1992, his legacy was to help people and programs for years to come in Boyertown. His trust was set up in a way to support the programs and building of the Boyertown Salvation Army so that this great program could be able to serve the region and share God's love to the people of this area.

 

Our Leadership

Lieutenant Joseph and Lieutenant Rebecca Smith are the head officers of our Boyertown Salvation Army.  With a true heart to share the gospel of Jesus Christ and to take that right to the streets to help people, they have touched many peoples hearts and lives.

Our Mission

The Salvation Army, an international movement, is an evangelical part of the 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.

Programs:

Music Academy Monday’s @ 5:00pm-7:15pm

Children’s Club 3:16 Wednesday’s  @ 5:30pm-7:30pm

Teen Club 3:16 Wednesday’s @ 6:30pm

Adult Bible Study Wednesday’s @6:30pm 

Friday Community Food Pantry  @11:00am

Daily Hot lunch "Monday -Friday" @11:00am

Sunday Worship Service @10:00am

Sunday School teaching @11:15am

The Salvation Army is in 128 Countries & Nearly Every Zip Code Across the United States

For over 150 years, The Salvation Army has represented hope to millions of people in need worldwide. Through its community centers and a network of volunteers, The Salvation Army is on the front line each and every day in nearly every zip code across the United States- feeding the hungry, providing shelter for the homeless, emergency disaster relief, addressing poverty with a myriad of social services, and offering congregational life, educational and wellness programs for our youth and seniors. When you give to The Salvation Army, your donation stays in your community, helping your neighbors in need.

History of The Salvation Army

The Salvation Army began in 1865 when William Booth, a London minister, gave up the comfort of his pulpit and decided to take his message into the streets where it would reach the poor, the homeless, the hungry and the destitute.

His original aim was to send converts to established churches of the day, but soon he realized that the poor did not feel comfortable or welcome in the pews of most of the churches and chapels of Victorian England. Regular churchgoers were appalled when these shabbily dressed, unwashed people came to join them in worship. Booth decided to found a church especially for them - the East London Christian Mission. The mission grew slowly, but Booth's faith in God remained undiminished.

In May 1878, Booth summoned his son, Bramwell, and his good friend George Railton to read a proof of the Christian Mission's annual report. At the top it read: THE CHRISTIAN MISSION is A VOLUNTEER ARMY. Bramwell strongly objected to this wording. He was not a volunteer: he was compelled to do God's work. So, in a flash of inspiration, Booth crossed out 'Volunteer' and wrote 'Salvation'. The Salvation Army was born.

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