Commissioning 2016: Colonels Brad and Heidi Bailey

Chief Secretary & Territorial Secretary for Women’s Ministries
USA Southern Territory
Atlanta, GA

Colonels Brad and Heidi Bailey

Colonels Brad and Heidi Bailey

Colonels Brad and Heidi Bailey have been Salvation Army Officers for over 30 years.  Since September of 2012, Colonel Brad Bailey has been serving as Chief Secretary and Colonel Heidi Bailey as Territorial Secretary for Women’s Ministries, in the USA Southern Territorial Headquarters in Atlanta.

In 1978, Brad married Heidi Chandler in Kansas City, Missouri, and later graduated from the University of Kansas with a degree in Social Work. In 1980 they entered The Salvation Army College for Officers’ Training in Chicago from the Kansas City Westport Temple Corps, and were commissioned as Salvation Army officers in 1982.  Following 2 corps appointments in the USA Central Territory, the Baileys began their overseas service in the South America West Territory in August of 1988, together with their 2 daughters Danielle (6) and Lindsey (4).

During their 13 years of overseas service, the Bailey’s served as Corps Officers, Territorial Youth Secretaries and Divisional Leaders for the Central Division in Santiago, Chile.

Upon returning to the USA Central Territory, the Bailey’s served 4 years as Corps Officers of the vibrant Oakbrook Terrace Corps in Chicago, developing a model bi-lingual English/Spanish ministry there, while sending 23 soldiers into full time service.  3 years as Command Leaders of Spain followed, after which they returned to South America West Territory as Chief Secretary and Territorial Secretary of Women’s Ministries.  Before moving to the Southern Territory in 2012, the Baileys served as Under Secretaries in the Americas and Caribbean Zone in London at IHQ for 2 ½ years.

Colonels Brad and Heidi have been married for 37 years. Their oldest daughter, Danielle Rowland, together with her husband Jeremy and sons Micah and Eli, reside in Atlanta. Their second daughter Lindsey, works in the inner city of Chicago as a clinical social worker.

Both Brad and Heidi enjoy traveling, learning about new cultures, reading, walking/running, languages, music, and a good cup of coffee with friends!