Salvation Army changes leadership
The Salvation Army in Northwest Arkansas welcomes new area commanders,
Cpts. Ashley and Josh
Robinett and their family.
The couple will be responsible for overseeing the work done throughout Northwest Arkansas at
The Salvation Army including the emergency shelters, Family Stores, addiction recovery program, social services, churches (Corps) and Christmas efforts.
Josh Robinett joined The Salvation Army at the age of 8. Before answering the call to full-time ministry, he spent time in the oil field, a short time as a correctional officer and five years as a sales consultant for Quality Document Solutions in Texas. He and his wife, Ashley, were married in 2005 and answered the call to serve as officers in The Salvation Army shortly after by entering the training college in 2008. In 2010, the Robinetts finished their time at the training college with associate of arts degrees in practical ministries.
Ashley Robinett is a fourth-generation Salvationist; her parents are retired Salvation Army majors.
Salvation Army officers typically transferred to different locations every three to four years. The Robinetts come to Northwest Arkansas from Hot Springs. The Robinetts are replacing Majs. Mary and Dan Matthews, who have been reassigned to the area command at The Salvation Army of Oklahoma City.