Behind the Shield

The Salvation Army’s Behind the Shield is a weekly, 1-hour show highlighting the work The Salvation Army is doing in communities throughout the USA. With guests ranging from recipients of Salvation Army programs to local government officials who support The Salvation Army, this show hopes to be an education into what happens behind each Salvation Army Shield.

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Friday Jun 23, 2023

The “Behind the Shield” team takes advantage of the opportunity to discuss local legislation efforts regarding housing crisis and homelessness in Blount County with County Commissioner, David Wells.  Lt. Andrew Lewis from the Maryville Corps joins us along with the one and only Major Cam Henderson!

Friday Jun 16, 2023

The “Behind the Shield” team sits down with the Micha Marsh!  Micha hails from New Orleans, LA and due to hurricane Katrina his family was displaced to Tennessee.  After some success, he found himself lost in addiction and homeless.  The Salvation Army Knoxville has been here to play an important role in his recovery.  Please join us for this episode!
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The Poole is Open!

Friday Jun 09, 2023

Friday Jun 09, 2023

Lt.s Rashad and Melissa Poole are the Corps officers in Sevierville, TN and are huge Dolly fans!  Their Corps and Social Services programs are unique to the area and growing every year.  This is a great opportunity to get to know this wonderful couple.

Friday Jun 02, 2023

The “Behind the Shield” team sits down with the Mayor of the City of Knoxville, TN- Indya Kincannon!
We learn all about the Mayor’s background, how she came to run for office and how passionate she is about our city and how the community can rally to help those that are in the most need. The City of Knoxville continues to be a wonderful place to live, work and raise a family and Mayor Kincannon is working diligently for her neighbors! Please join us for this episode!

Friday May 26, 2023

Major Mark Hunter is the Memphis Area Commander and was able to join us by phone for an eye-opening interview into the Response and Recovery efforts that have been underway in the wake of the devastating tornadoes and storms in Mississippi, East Arkansas, and West Tennessee.  Learn about Major Hunter’s journey to The Salvation Army and the work the Memphis Area Command is doing today.
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Ryan Watson is Here!

Friday May 19, 2023

Friday May 19, 2023

Ryan Watson was lost, in jail, an addict, but through a streaming ministry made available to him by a local church while incarcerated, he surrendered his life to Jesus Christ.  He is a local business owner in Knoxville and now 3 and a half years sober, he directs the very ministry that helped him find freedom in Christ Jesus…and it is booming serving 22 counties in 3 states and continues to grow!  He is a friend to The Salvation Army in Knoxville and we invite you the listener to join us in this powerful interview!

Anchorwoman Joan Philips!

Friday May 12, 2023

Friday May 12, 2023

School teacher, Salvation Army Resident, Success Story, Staff Member…Joan Philips has held titles, but regardless of which title, she is an amazing example of persistence and grace.
She found herself in need of help and made her way to The Salvation Army shelter in Knoxville, TN.  She did the work and is now the first person that others see when entering the facility in Knoxville.  Meet…Joan Philips!

Sgt. Jeff’s Immigration

Friday May 05, 2023

Friday May 05, 2023

Summary. No, he wasn’t born in the United States, but he got here as quickly as he could!  We sit down with Sgt. Jeff Clark and discuss his journey to the U.S. and to The Salvation Army.  We learn all about his family and how leading in ministry has been a part of his entire life.
Series: The Significance of Service

Friday Apr 28, 2023

Summary. From Professional Wrestling to Knox County Mayor, Glenn Jacobs has had an amazing career and is fully invested in service to his community and those that live and work there each day.  He is a strategic partner with The Salvation Army Knoxville Area Command.  Enjoy this conversation and discover the amazing work being done in Knox County, TN.
Chris Benjamin is not just a gifted worship leader; he is also the Director of Communications for The Salvation Army Southern Territory.  We learn how he came to The Salvation Army and found his career path in the Southern Territorial Headquarters.
Series: Significance of Service

Dr. David Crocker

Friday Apr 21, 2023

Friday Apr 21, 2023

Summary. A conversation with someone who has literally written books on service in Jesus’ name…David Crocker.  David served nearly 30 years as a pastor and senior pastor in various church settings. He and the leaders of Snyder Memorial Baptist Church in Fayetteville, NC, inaugurated the first two Inasmuch Days in 1995. The success of these events led Dr. Crocker to write the books Operation Inasmuch: Mobilizing Believers Beyond the Walls of the Church and The Samaritan Way: Lifestyle Compassion Ministry in order to encourage and equip churches to serve their communities with compassion.  Find his book “Compassionaries: Unleash the Power of Serving” here
Series: The Significance of Service


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