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Who We Are

We Are an Organization Dedicated to Doing the Most Good in your community.

Our Vision

is to be a Cross-Connected church where our Congregation is Connected to God and Community

Our Mission

is to develop each person into a fully devoted follower of Christ

Who we Are

The Salvation Army believes in faith put into action and making life better for others. Our services meet physical, emotional and spiritual needs to rebuild lives and create lasting change. Help is given freely and without discrimination, while preserving the individual's dignity. We're here to change lives, one at a time.

Gateway's Leadership Team

Captains Matthew & Marisa McCluer - Corps Officers

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. 

Captains Matthew and Marisa McCluer have been the Corps Officers of the St. Louis, Gateway Citadel Corps in the Mighty Midland Division since June 2021. Captains Matt and Marisa were commissioned with the ‘Friends of Christ’ Session in 2012 serving first at corps (church) appointments in Kansas. Before moving to St. Louis, they were based in Minneapolis, MN from 2019-2021 as the Divisional Youth and Candidate Secretaries of the Northern Division, encompassing Minnesota and North Dakota. They have three children.

Each Salvation Army location is led by a combination of Officers, Advisory Council members (community minded volunteers), Corps Council members (denominational elders) and staff: 

Shirley Lawson-Carr - Corps Sergeant Major (head lay leader)

Major Richard Justvig - Assistant Corps Sergeant Major

Lester Stuckmeyer - Advisory Council Chair. For more information about our Advisory Council, follow this link


Gateway's Department Heads

Office Manager - Paula West

Case Manager - Jeanette Steward

Community Center Director - Cort Hubbard

Ministry Specialists - Trevor and Julie Reed 


Gateway's Local Officers (Church Lay Leaders)

Corps Sergeant Major - Shirley Lawson-Carr

Assistant Corps Sergeant Major - Major Richard Justvig

Corps Secretary - Doris Miller

Corps Treasurer - Major Jerold Forney

Community Cares Ministry Secretary - Lt. Col. Nita Lodge

Men's Ministries President - Jim West

Youth Leader - Diana Nolan

Songster (Choir) Leader - Cashus Saydee

Bandmaster - Andrew Randall 

Prayer Sergeant - Lyn Walton

Corps Leader - Major Mary Justvig

Ministry Specialist - Trevor Reed

Ministry Specialist - Julie Reed



Get in Touch

The Salvation Army Gateway Citadel Corps Community Center
824 Union Rd
St. Louis, MO 63123
(314) 631-1133

Contact Us

Need immediate assistance during evenings or weekends? Please contact United Way's First Call for Help by dialing 211 or visiting