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The Music & Gospel Arts Departent

Serving the musical needs of the Metropolitan Division

The Salvation Army is the largest music educator in the world, with offerings in brass, vocal, guitar, drums and more. Music also plays a very large part in the Army’s worship activities, with praise dance, gospel choirs and band performances.

Mission Statement
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.

Vision Statement
The Metropolitan Division is a fully equipped and empowered Army of Christ’s followers passionately and effectively engaged in holistic ministries that are restoring people spiritually, emotionally and physically.

To learn more about The Salvation Army Metropolitan Division, view our recent Annual Report.

To learn more history about The Salvation Army International, visit story.salvationarmy.org.

Music & Gospel Arts Department

The Salvation Army Metropolitan Division
5040 N. Pulaski Rd.
Chicago, IL 60630
Phone: (773) 725-1100 | Fax: (773) 725-2822

For specific questions, contact the following Music & Gospel Arts Department Staff:

Dr. Jonathan Corry
Divisional Director of Music & Gospel Arts

Jonathon Weller
Divisional Music & Gospel Arts Program Manager

The Salvation Army is led by officers – ordained ministers – who supervise the many programs and services provided in your area. They also serve as administrators, counselors and youth leaders.

Lt. Colonels Charles H. Smith and Sharon Smith

Lt. Colonels Charles H. Smith and Sharon Smith are Divisional Commander and Director of Women’s Ministries respectively for The Salvation Army Metropolitan Division. The Smiths have served in several leadership positions with The Salvation Army Central Territory. For more than 40 years, The Smiths have served as officers in The Salvation Army, sharing their leadership experience, vision and ministry. They are supported by numerous officers, dedicated staff, and board members.

Recent Media Coverage

Media Inquiries:

Katie Heinz Pfingsten, Public Relations Manager
Email: Katie.Heinz@usc.salvationarmy.org
Office: 773-205-3531  |  Mobile: 872-223-7951

Jacqueline Rachev, Director of Communications
Email: Jacqueline.Rachev@usc.salvationarmy.org
Office: 773-205-3508  |  Mobile: 773-551-9069

Ways to Give

Discover ways to support The Salvation Army on our Ways to Give page.

Donate Goods

To schedule a free donation pick up please call 1-800-SA-TRUCK (1-800-728-7825). To learn more about our Thrift Stores and donation centers visit satruck.org.

Mobile Text Alerts:

To receive mobile alerts from The Salvation Army choose from the options below. Once you have received your invitation, reply Y to activate.
Events and Fundraising Opportunities


Volunteer Opportunities
Text VOLUNTEER to 51555.


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Text SAJOBS to 51555.


Local Disasters Alerts
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If you are interested in a career within The Salvation Army, visit our Careers website to view current job opportunities.


To find ways to volunteer and support your community, view our volunteer opportunities.

Please contact us at 773-725-1100. If you need additional assistance, The Salvation Army Metropolitan Division's Social Services department can be reached at 773-205-3520 or email us.

Someone will contact you within 24 hours, Monday - Friday, 9am - 4pm. Messages received during the weekend will be returned on the first business day. You can also search for services in your community here.

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