Methodist Preacher William Booth Starts Tent Meetings in Whitechapel, the Start of Salvation Army Hot

Methodist Preacher William Booth Starts Tent Meetings in Whitechapel, the Start of Salvation Army

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William Booth, a Methodist preacher, holds the first of a series of tent meetings in Whitechapel for the poor and destitute of London's East End. This will be the start of the Salvation Army, founded by and initially led by William Booth.

Structured along military lines, complete with a flag, music, and a uniform, the Salvation Army sends out its volunteers to minister to the poor and provide for basic needs like food.

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