2017-06-16 / Government / Neighborhood

New corps officers coming to lead The Salvation Army of the Midlands

Contributed by The Salvation Ar my of the Midla nds

The Salvation Army of the Midlands is preparing to welcome new corps officers on June 19, 2017. Majors Henry and Benita Morris will arrive in Columbia, after working in the Alabama-Louisiana-Mississippi division since 2010.

Since being installed as officers in the Salvation Army in 2001, the Morrises have concentrated their work on youth development. Their appointments include work at the Atlanta Peachcrest Corps and a stint in the Maryland/West Virginia division.

The couple will replace Majors Roger and Melody Coulson, who have served as the Corps Officers/Regional Coordinators of The Salvation Army of the Midlands for the last 6.5 years. The Coulsons will relocate to Charlotte, N.C., to work at The Salvation Army divisional headquarters as their next assignment.

The Morrises will lead all ministries in the Columbia corps, which will be a new challenge for the couple. “We’re looking forward to branching out in our ministry responsibilities,” Major Henry Morris said of overseeing a staff of 20 full-time employees and scores of volunteers. “We are looking forward to making Columbia our home and look forward to building relationships at the corps and in the community.”  

Majors Henry and Benita Morris have been married for 24 years. They have three sons: Andrew (22), MyleeQ (18), and MyQyle (14), and one daughter Sierra (25).

About The Salvation Army

The Salvation Army, an evangelical part of the universal Christian church established in 1865, has been supporting those in need in His name without discrimination for 130 years in the United States. Nearly 30 million Americans receive assistance from The Salvation Army each year through the broadest array of social services that range from providing food for the hungry, relief for disaster victims, assistance for the disabled, outreach to the elderly and ill, clothing and shelter to the homeless, and opportunities for underprivileged children. Eighty two cents of every dollar spent isused to support those services in 5,000 communities nationwide. For more information, go to www.salvationarmyusa.org.  

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