Honorary Doctorate Fall 2012

Honorary Doctorate Fall 2012

General Linda Bond (BRE 1987, MTS 2007)

General Linda Bond is the third woman, fourth Canadian and nineteenth General of The Salvation Army. She started with the Salvation Army in 1969 as a Lieutenant and in January 2011 the High Council elected her as the Army’s international leader. Her career progressed with positions of increasing leadership in Canada, USA, Australia and the United Kingdom. Throughout her career she lectured regularly at The Salvation Army’s International College for Officers in South-East London and was an active member of the Spiritual Life Commission.

At Tyndale’s fall graduation General Bond spoke of the importance of having life goals, sharing that her goal throughout her life was to love Jesus Christ. At the Salvation Army she believes the key to the whole organization is to stay close to God and be motivated in all that they do by a love for Him. Keeping God in the centre of your life, goals and work are key throughout your life.

General Bond says, “The call to officership came as a gentle whisper from the Lord and there has never been a day, not even a second, when I doubted this call.”