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MOBILIZE: GO FORWARD!Joyful-intersessors-logo
June 9 – 11, 2017

Led By: Commissioners William A. & G. Lorraine Bamford

Special Guests: Commissioners Jim & Carolyn Knaggs
Location: Westchester County Center (WCC)
198 Central Avenue, W
hite Plains, NY  10606

Friday, June 9, 2017
10:00 AM Commencement Service CFOT Gym
12:30 PM Fellowship of the Silver Star Reception
(By Invitation Only)
7:00 PM ETS & NYSB in Concert Location TBD
Saturday, June 10, 2017
9:30 AM – 3:30 PM *Star Search Hilton Westchester
9:00 – 10:15 AM

10:45 – 12:00 PM

1:00 – 2:15 PM

Mobilizing into the Future:

Go Blue! (Jr. Soldiers)

Go Orange! (Sunday School)

Hilton Westchester
12:00 PM – 1:00 PM Star Search Boxed Lunch Hilton Westchester
2:00 – 4:00 PM Mobilizing Street Ministry White Plains, NY
4:30 – 6:00 PM “Mobilizing – Into The Future” (w/ Star Search Awards Ceremony & Go Blue! Go Orange!) Westchester County Center (WCC)
6:00 PM Dinner & Fellowship WCC
6:30 PM Officer Service Recognition Dinner

(By Invitation Only)

Westchester County Center (WCC) Room ABCD
Sunday, June 11, 2017
9:30 AM Children’s Meetings Registration Westchester County Center (WCC) Atrium
10:00 AM Ordination & Commissioning Westchester County Center (WCC)
198 Central Avenue
White Plains, NY 10606
10:00 AM Children’s Meetings WCC Room FG (3-5) & Little Theatre (6-8)
10:00 AM & 3:00 PM Baby Cry Room WCC Room E
2:30 PM Children’s Meeting Registration WCC Atrium
3:00 PM Appointment Service Westchester County Center (WCC)
3:00 PM Children’s Meetings WCC Room FG (3-5) & Little Theatre (6-8)


Commissioning Childcare: Fast Pass


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starsearch-logosSalvationist Star Search Talent Display

June 10, 2017, 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Hilton Westchester – Rye Brook
699 Westchester Ave.
Rye Brook, NY 10573

For more information about Star Search please visit USA East Music.

Commissioners William A. & G. Lorraine Bamford

BamfordsCommissioner William A. Bamford was born in Philadelphia, PA to Salvation Army officer parents.  In 1980 he earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Pharmacy  from Philadelphia College of Pharmacy and Science and worked for seven years as a pharmacist in Massachusetts, where he and his wife lived.  Lorraine (Brown) Bamford had grown up in the Massachusetts area.  She studied foreign languages at Eastern Nazarene College and taught French and Spanish in Hingham, Massachusetts. In 2000 Bill earned a Master’s degree in Organizational Leadership from Geneva College.

 While on vacation at Old Orchard Beach, the Bamfords were called by God to leave the field of pharmacy and teaching and entered The Salvation Army School for Officer Training in order to pursue ordination and commissioning as Salvation Army officers.  In the US, they have served in appointments in the Eastern Pennsylvania and Delaware Division, Western PennsylvaniaSouthern New England, Northeast Ohio.  God’s leading then took the Bamfords to South America, where they served for almost four years as Chief Secretary and Territorial Secretary for Women’s Ministries in the South America West Territory.  This Territory encompasses the countries of Chile, Peru, Bolivia and Ecuador.  During those four years, Commissioner Lorraine coordinated The Salvation Army’s Anti-trafficking ministries in that territory.  They presently serve as Territorial Commander and Territorial President of Women’s Ministries, respectively, of the USA Eastern Territory of the Salvation Army.

 Commissioners Bamford are blessed with three children and four grandchildren, with another on the way!  All three children graduated from Asbury College in Kentucky.  Their oldest child, Michelle lives with her husband Jerry in NY where he is employed in the THQ Communications Department and she at the CFOT in childcare. Nicole, her husband Ryan and their children Connor and Claire also live the New York area where Ryan works as a photographer.  Nicole is a school counselor.  Son Bill (the 4th)his wife Jess and Billy V live in the Washington, DC area where Bill works as a CPA/accountant for The Salvation Army and Jess as a special needs teacher.  

 The Bamfords are long-time aficionados of Old Orchard Beach Camp Meetings and the beautiful seven-mile beach, having vacationed there since childhood.  They enjoy walking, running (at least one of them does) and being with family.  And they love serving as Salvation Army officers.

Commissioners James and Carolyn Knaggs (R)

Jim and Carolyn Knaggs

Jim has written several books:  ONE DAY: A Dream for the Australian Southern Territory. Melbourne: SALVO Publishing.  (2007); ONE THING: Win The World For Jesus. Melbourne: SALVO Publishing (2008) co-written with Stephen Court;  ONE ARMY: Frontier Press Publishing (2010): ONE FOR ALL:  Frontier Press Publishing (2011) co-written with Stephen Court.

Growing up with Salvationists parents The Salvation Army has always been their place of worship. They have a deep love for Jesus and are extremely grateful for the example shown them by their parents and faithful local officers.

They continually desire to intelligently discern what God requires of them and, in Christ’s strength, to enthusiastically follow his plan for them. They passionately want to be used to bring people into God’s kingdom.

Their family includes three sons, two nephews and a niece. Jason and his wife Leslie are Salvation Army Officers, and the parents of Jacob, Lily and Jaden while Jonathan is married to Jacy and is working as the Social Media Director for The Salvation Army and the parents of Sarah, Hannah and Samantha.  The Knaggs’ youngest son, Joel, entered heaven when he was tragically taken from them at the age of three.

Michael, Stephen and Allison Honsberger joined the immediate family in May 2000 upon the ultimate promotion to glory of their parents who were Carolyn’s sister and brother in law. Michael, married to Katie, serves as a Captain in the US Army.  Stephen is married to Melina and they are the parents of Magali Rosa (Maggie).  Allison is employed by The Salvation Army in New Jersey.  God has kept them all together by His grace in troublesome and triumphant times.