About us

The Salvation Army – it’s a name familiar to just about everyone. But, there is so much more to The Salvation Army than meets the eye! In every community where you find The Salvation Army, you will discover a ministry that is unique. And yet, the same mission drives us all: to actively reach out to others in the name of Jesus Christ, and to introduce each one to a loving relationship with God.

For nearly one hundred and forty years (since 1882), first in Oakland and then in Concord, The Salvation Army has been a vital part of the East Bay’s evangelical and social community.

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Although it’s well known for its social ministries, The Salvation Army is less well known as a thriving and relevant mainstream christian church. You can find us at 3950 Clayton Road in Concord,  and everyone is made welcome at our vibrant weekly worship services and our programs for youth and music outreach.

Our exciting Sunday morning worship starts at 11:00 am and is usually finished by 12:15 pm. A highlight of family worship is a “food and fellowship” time immediately after the service.

The preaching is powerful and bible-based and you probably can't worship anywhere else where a brass band accompanies the singing every week! Looking for a spiritual home? Come join our Army!

Call the Church Office at (925) 676-6180 for more information.

Leadership Team

Life in this congregation is exciting, challenging and fulfilling – just as Jesus intended it to be, with many interesting and exciting activities for children, teenagers and adults alike. New ventures and traditional activities sit happily side by side in this friendly and all-encompassing congregation.

We are led by the full-time, ordained, minister/pastor husband-and-wife team of Majors Gwyn and AnnMarguerite Jones.

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Major Gwyn Edward Jones

Corps Officer
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Gwyn's love for adventure - rock climbing, cycling, traveling - brought him to America from the U.K. when he was 23 years old. After a couple of summers working at a Salvation Army Camp, he accepted a position in a Salvation Army Church (corps) before entering The Salvation Army's College for Officers' Training in Rancho Palos Verdes, CA. He used to restore antique furniture before his vocational ministry. He says, "Before I used to restore furniture, but now I have the privilege of helping to restore lives." His first appointment as an Assistant Officer (minister) was in Phoenix, AZ.

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Major AnnMarguerite Jones

Corps Officer
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AnnMarguerite loves "nerdy things" - brain games, puzzles, spelling games, escape rooms and fun office supplies. She also loves creating things and walking barefoot along sandy beaches. She met her husband while she was the Youth Pastor at a Salvation Army Church while a full-time student at Grand Canyon University. After graduating with a BA in Christian Studies and a Minor in Music in Piano Performance, she also followed her calling and attended the same College for Officers' Training. They were married after she was commissioned and also ordained as an officer (minister) in The Salvation Army.


Majors Gwyn and Ann Jones were appointed as Corps Officers (Pastors/Ministers) of the Concord Community Church of The Salvation Army in July 2018.

They have been in ministry as a married couple for more than 23 years. They have four children - 2 boys and 2 girls - ranging from 12 to 22 years old, so it is a very busy household. As a family, they love worshipping, working and playing together. Gwyn's family is originally from South Wales and AnnMarguerite's family from the Philippines passing through the Hawaiian Islands. The love of God, family, music and food bring their cultures together. They've had a variety of appointments and experiences which have helped shape them into who they are today. They know that they are still on their own spiritual journeys and there is always room for growth. Therefore, they are grateful for God's grace in their lives and feel humbled and privileged to serve the present congregation in Concord and its surrounding communities.