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Video Tribute to General John Gowans Published Online

22nd April 2013

Video Tribute to General John Gowans Published Online

THE Salvation Army’s Video Production Unit, from the United Kingdom Territory with the Republic of Ireland, has created a tribute to General John Gowans, who was promoted to Glory in December 2012. 

Looking back at the life of the man who led The Salvation Army from 1999-2002, the video includes extracts from his funeral service and clips from the archives such as the General’s famous address at the 2000 Millennial Congress in Atlanta, USA, when he spoke of 'saving souls, growing saints and serving suffering humanity'.

The feature includes interviews with Commissioner Gisèle Gowans, Retired General John Larsson, Commissioner Norman Howe and Commissioner William Cochrane (International Headquarters). Together they give a sense of the man behind the public persona – poet, preacher, leader and friend.

The tribute is part of the quarterly Link video magazine, and can be ordered from Watch the video here:

A report of the funeral of General Gowans can be found here: Celebrating and Thanking God for the Life of General John Gowans

Story courtesy of IHQ Editorial.



  1. Denis Mitchell
    Denis Mitchell

    Could not we ask ourselves, "WHERE ARE THEY NOW?", we live in a world of change,people claim to be time poor ,whatever that is,the General John Gowans of this world are like chunks of meat in a beef stew!!! Essential ,the Army has been blessed by his presence,grew with his leadership, left us with a reminder that we are the SALVATION ARMY , ARE THERE ANY JOHN GOWANS TO MOVE TODAY?

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