Salvation Army Kroc Center connects the
Gospel with the surrounding communities
By Christian Hudson/Micro Memphis reporter
The Salvation Army Kroc Center makes changes in the community in many different ways through health and fitness and also its main strategy of spreading the gospel.
“The Kroc Center stands as a place where people of all kinds can come together to learn, grow, and explore their potential and to experience God's love in the process,” said Charles Brock.
Since the opening of the Kroc Center on Feb 23, the center has received a great amount of attention from thousands of visitors. The recreational facilities have been receiving the majority of the attention but the center also offers a church so visitors have a place of worship as well.
“The Salvation Army is a Christian denomination and international charitable organization formed in a military structure,” said Michelle Cooper. “Its founders sought to bring salvation to the poor, destitute and hungry by meeting both their physical and spiritual needs.”
The church provides services throughout the week on Sundays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Fridays. The Sunday service at 10 a.m. and 11 a.m., and the services during the weekday normally start around 6 p.m.
Services consist of youth programs, women’s ministries, adult Bible study and the usual Sunday school and worship service.
The different services make it able for people of different ages, genders, and ethnicity to participate and worship with one another.
Since the Kroc Center is fairly new the membership in the church has not been as flooded with visitors like the recreational facilities. On an average Sunday the church can be filled with approximately 50 members with steady growth.
Lt. Anita Howell teaches the Salvation Army Sunday services by delivering sermons and showing videos of the topic. Lt. Ruth Cancia, who works with the youth, and Lt. Jonathan Howell assist Lt. Anita Howell in the churches mission to deliver the gospel.