Ready to Serve in McAllen.
The Salvation Army McAllen/Hidalgo
County is pleased to welcome new
Corps Officers (church leaders), Captain
Stephen & Lt. Bernadette Correira. They
assumed their position on June 19th and
have quickly settled into their new surroundings.
They are looking forward
to getting to know the community and
continuing the ministry of The Salvation
The Salvation Army Officers are periodically
transferred to different locations,
typically every 3-4 years. Captain
and Lieutenant Correira are enthusiastic
and dynamic leaders and come to McAllen
from Texarkana, where for the last
3 years they were responsible for the
programs and services of the Texarkana
Salvation Army Corps.
Stephen and Bernadette, both native
Texans, met in September of 2010 at The
Salvation Army, Family Camp. Captain
Stephen Correira was commissioned
(ordained) as a Salvation Army Officer/
Pastor in 2010. Lt. Bernadette Correira
was commissioned (ordained) as a Salvation
Army Officer/Pastor in 2014.
Combined they have served in Fort
Worth, Houston, Odessa, and most recently
in Texarkana. Together the couple
has a wonderful ministry and they
are passionate about the mission of The
Salvation Army. They have one child,
Jedidiah, who is two years old, and now
expecting their second child, a boy, who
will be born in McAllen. In their spare
time they like to entertain Jedidiah, explore
new restaurants and watch the latest movies.
"It has been exciting to meet the people
of McAllen and discover the opportunities
for ministry here," said Capt.
Stephen Correira. "We look forward to
meeting the needs of this community
and 'Doing The Most Good' alongside
the staff, volunteers and supporters of
The Salvation Army."
The couple is responsible for all church
programs and social services at The Salvation
Army including the emergency
shelter, soup kitchen, and two Family
"Many people don't realize that The
Salvation Army is a church," said Capt.
Stephen Correira. "We invite everyone
to join us for Worship each Sunday at
11:00 AM, at The Salvation Army, located
at 1600 N. 23rd Street here in
McAllen. We look forward to meeting