Brian Peddle

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Brian Peddle
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21st General of the Salvation Army
Assumed office
3 August 2018
Preceded byAndre Cox
26th Chief of the Staff
In office
1 November 2015 [1] – 3 August 2018
Preceded byWilliam A. Roberts
Personal details
Born (1957-08-09) 9 August 1957 (age 61)
Trinity Bay, Canada
Spouse(s)Rosalie Rowe

General Brian Peddle (born 9 August 1957) is the CEO and 21st General of The Salvation Army since 3 August 2018. He was formerly the 26th Chief of the Staff of The Salvation Army from 1 November 2015 until 3 August 2018 under General Andre Cox.[2]


Commissioner Peddle and his wife, Commissioner Rosalie Peddle, were commissioned in 1977 as Salvation Army officers.[1][3] Since then, Commissioner Peddle has held several appointments, including service as the divisional leader in New Zealand and as chief secretary of women's ministries in the UK. He led their home territory (Canada and Bermuda) for three years until his appointment as Chief of the Staff. Peddle currently serves as the organisation's international leader, general, and CEO.


Canada & Bermuda Territory

  • Corps (July 1977), Training College (December 1979),
  • Divisional Headquarters (June 1985), Corps (July 1988),
  • Divisional Headquarters (June 2000),
  • Divisional Commander (June 2001)

New Zealand, Fiji and Tonga Territory

  • Divisional Commander (February 2007)

United Kingdom Territory with the Republic of Ireland

  • Chief Secretary (June 2009)

Canada and Bermuda Territory

  • Territorial Commander (July 2011)

International Headquarters

Election as General[edit]

On May 24, 2018, the 19th High Council announced that Commissioner Peddle would become the organisation's 21st General on 3 August 2018, succeeding Andre Cox. He is the fifth Canadian to hold the position, and the second from Newfoundland and Labrador.[5]


  1. ^ a b "The General Announces Next Chief of the Staff". The Salvation Army. 2015-11-01. Retrieved 2016-01-04.
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  3. ^ "New Chief of the Staff and World Secretary for Women's Ministries Welcomed to International Headquarters - Get Connected". 2015-11-06. Retrieved 2016-01-04.
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