High Council of The Salvation Army - Who Can Be A General?

Who Can Be A General?

The High Council established by William Booth in 1904 provided that ‘the person so to be elected may be either one of the members of the High Council or some other person’ Since 1980 nominees must be Salvation Army officers. To date, no General has ever been elected without being a member of the High Council.

A woman has been elected as General on three occasions.

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