With sadness, we share the news of the promotion to Glory* of Lieut-Colonel (Dr) Ray Steadman-Allen OF** on 15 December 2014.
A Salvation Army minister first and foremost, Colonel Steadman-Allen was known by many musicians – often as ‘RSA’ – for his musical gifts and prolific composing.
The colonel exemplified the highest standards in all that it meant to follow God through The Salvation Army. This was recognised in 2005 when he received The Salvation Army’s highest honour, the Order of the Founder**.
Our thoughts and prayers are with his family at this time.
Salvationist magazine will include messages in tribute to Colonel Steadman-Allen in the 3 January 2015 issue.
*The Salvation Army refers to death of members and fellow Christians as a 'promotion to Glory', recognising that though the physical body dies, the soul lives on in 'Glory', that is Heaven.