Jamaicans Appointed to Lead the Salvation Army for the first time in 131 Years

Author – Kishakerone

April 19th, 2018


For the first time in its 131-year history, The Salvation Army Caribbean Territory will be led by Jamaicans.

They are Lieutenant Colonel Devon Haughton and Lieutenant Colonel Verona Haughton who have both been promoted to the rank of Commissioner.

Devon currently serves as Chief Secretary of The Salvation Army Caribbean Territory and Verona is the Territorial Secretary for Women’s Ministries.

Lt. Colonel Devon Haughton has been appointed as Territorial Commander (Chief Director of the work) and Lt. Colonel Verona Haughton as Territorial President of Women’s Ministries (Chief Director of women’s movements), in the 16 countries that comprise the Caribbean Territory.

The Lt. Colonels served in Guyana, Trinidad & Tobago and Jamaica in various appointments including corps officers (pastors), divisional leaders for Eastern & Western Jamaica Divisions and training principals, at different periods, for the territory’s training college.

Similarly, Lt. Colonel Devon has served as Secretary (Director) for Programme and Territorial Evangelist while Lt. Colonel Verona has served as Secretary (Director) for Leader Development and Secretary (Director) for Spiritual Life Development.

They have been married for 36 years and are the parents of one daughter, Tephanie Olivia.

A public installation service will be held at the Jamaica Pegasus Hotel in St Andrew on Sunday, April 22, 2018, beginning at 3:00 p.m.

Meet Lt. Colonel Devon Haughton.


*Born in Portland and is a graduate of Portland High School.

*He entered The Salvation Army Training College in 1979 as a member of the “God’s Soldiers” session.

*He completed studies in Management with William & Catherine Booth Theological College and is now pursuing a Master of Arts Degree in Global Urban Leadership at BAKKE Graduate University in the USA.

*His active preaching and teaching ministry has been evident in several of the islands of the Caribbean.

* Lt. Colonel Devon Haughton was a delegate of the 145th Session of the International College for Officers.


Meet Lt. Colonel Verona Haughton.


*Lt. Colonel Verona Haughton (nee Henry) was born in St. Catherine but all her formative years were spent in Buff Bay, Portland.

*She entered The Salvation Army Training College in 1974 as a member of the “Overcomers” session and was a delegate at the Administrative Leadership Training Course in Australia and Training Principal’s conference in London.

*Lt. Colonel Verona holds a Master of Arts Degree in Pastoral Psychology & Counselling and a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Guidance and Counselling.

*She also has certificates in Supervisory Management and Public Speaking from Training and Development Services, a branch of Human Resource Development.

*She has passionately devoted time to the training and development of officers and steered the territorial training college to be recognised as an educational institution under the Independent Schools of Jamaica. 

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