Arnold Brown (General of The Salvation Army)

Arnold Brown (General Of The Salvation Army)

Arnold Brown (General of The Salvation Army)

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Arnold Brown, OC (December 13, 1913 – June 26, 2002) was the 11th General of The Salvation Army (1977-1981).

He was born in London, England, the son of officers of the Army. While he was still a young boy, his family immigrated to Canada, and it was from the corps in Belleville that he entered training, becoming an officer in 1935. A two-year corps command was followed by 10 years service in the editorial department at territorial headquarters, where he became assistant editor of The War Cry. During that time he compiled a history of the first 50 years of Salvation Army ministry in Canada, entitled What Hath God Wrought?

Captain Arnold Brown and Lieutenant Jean Barclay were married September 15, 1939, and they gave 42 years of joint service before they retired from active leadership. They had two daughters, Heather Jean Brown and Beverley Ann Brown.

In 1962, the then Brigadier Brown was appointed as territorial youth secretary, an appointment in which he gave a vigorous lead to the young Salvationists of Canada and Bermuda. Always an inspired leader of meetings and a fascinating speaker, his ministry among the young people of the territory made an indelible mark upon the lives and service of many of them.

In 1964, there came a return to public relations work, this time at International Headquarters, where Lieut-Colonel Arnold Brown was appointed as secretary for public relations, being promoted to the rank of colonel just a few months later. The genius that he had...
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