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Salvation Army commissioners visit Oklahoma City Command, Norman Corps

Commissioners David and Barbara Jeffrey of The Salvation Army visited central Oklahoma Mar. 22 to 24 to deliver sermons.
by Heather Warlick Modified: March 25, 2013 at 4:38 pm •  Published: March 26, 2013

“It's the best for that,” she said. “I'm an officer just like (David Jeffrey) is. I can stand on a pulpit on Sunday morning and preach just like he does,” she said. In fact, the Salvation Army's highest ranking soldier is a woman — Gen. Linda Bond.

And the two said it's not uncommon for married couples to serve together.

While in Oklahoma, David Jeffrey delivered a sermon at the Citadel Church, 2808 SE 44, on Saturday at a Soldier's Rally.

The service at the rally was titled “What do you have when you have Jesus?” and the theme was “The difference between missions and mission.”

“There's really only one mission, God's mission,” David Jeffrey explained. “But there are many aspects of that, where we try to do work in his name.”

One of the commissioners' goals is to further the Salvation Army's mission to eradicate sex trafficking.

“I know in the state of Oklahoma, there's a coalition run by the FBI, and the Salvation Army is a part of that. So, there's a good expression of it here in Oklahoma City,” he said.

David Jeffrey indicated that this issue may be one that becomes more troublesome for central Oklahoma because the area is growing rapidly.

“We're just trying to reach out and let these women know, people who are trapped in that, ‘you are loved and we do have concern for you and we want to help you in any way we can,' ” David Jeffrey said.