The Salvation Army in Galveston County is pleased to welcome new Corps Commanding Officers (church leaders), Captains Nathanael and Lucila Doria. They assumed their position on June 17 and have quickly settled into their new surroundings and are looking forward to getting to know the community and continuing the ministry of The Salvation Army in Galveston County.
Salvation Army Officers are periodically transferred to different locations, typically every 3-4 years. The Dorias are enthusiastic and dynamic leaders and come to The Salvation Army of Galveston County from Lubbock, TX.
Captains Nathanael and Lucila Doria are educators originally from Mexico. In 1991, the Dorias moved to California to support the work of The Salvation Army and spent 12 years serving in California and Arizona. In the following years, they transitioned into the role of public-school teachers in San Antonio, TX. The Dorias returned to The Salvation Army full time ministry in 2017 assigned as commanding officers of Lubbock, TX after spending 12 years educating students in San Antonio.
When asked about their goals for The Salvation Army of Galveston County, Captain Nathanael Doria explained, “we are here to continue the work of our predecessors ‘Doing the Most Good’ alongside the staff, volunteers, members of our Advisory Board and other supporters of The Salvation Army. We are also here to examine the needs of the community and find better ways to meet those needs. Basic human needs are universal, but we are here to meet the specific needs of the Galveston County area.”
The Dorias are responsible for all church programs and social services of The Salvation Army with facilities in Texas City and Galveston, including emergency shelter, family shelter, transitional shelter, case management, rental and utility assistance, grocery assistance, and a daily community meal.
“Many people do not realize that The Salvation Army is a church,” said Captain Doria. “We invite everyone to join us for Worship each Sunday in Galveston at 8:00 AM at The Salvation Army, located at 601 51st Street in Galveston or in Texas City at 10:30 AM at our new location at 4801 Emmett F Lowry Expressway in Texas City. We look forward to meeting you soon!”
For more information about the programs and services available at The Salvation Army of Galveston County, or to make a donation, please call (409) 763-1691 or go to our website at www.SalvationArmyTexas.org/GalvestonCounty.
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Cutline: Captains Nathanael and Lucila Doria