Salvation Army Hosts Farewell Service For Area Commanders And Corps Officers

Friday, June 17, 2016
The Salvation Army Chattanooga will host a farewell service for Majors Al and Teresa Newsome and Lieutenants Johnny and Monica Horton. The service will be held on Friday, June 17 at 3 p.m. at The Salvation Army Community Center located at 1019 North Moore Road. 

Majors Al and Teresa Newsome have served at the Chattanooga Area Command since 2011.
They will continue to serve as Salvation Army Officers at Divisional Headquarters in Atlanta. Lieutenants Johnny and Monica Horton have served at the Citadel Corps and Community Center for four years. They will serve at The Salvation Army in Paducah, KY. 

“We are grateful for the work they have done in Chattanooga,” says Carrington Montague, Chairman of the Executive Community. “While we will miss them, we know God will bless their work in their new positions.” 

The farewell service will include music from students of The Salvation Army School of Music and Art. A reception will follow the service. The public is invited to attend as the community thanks the Newsomes and Hortons for their work in doing the most good in Chattanooga.

For more information, contact Marketing and Development Director, Kimberly George at 423-503-1801or by email to Kimberly_George@uss.salvationarmy.org.


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