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Lt. Alphonso Hughes

Lieutenant Alphonso Hughes serves as the KROC Officer for Congregational Life. Lt. Hughes is a native of Columbus, MS, and accepted Jesus Christ as his personal savior when he was 8 years old. As he grew older he accepted his calling to be a Pastor and prayed that he would be a pastor that “moved around.” In high school he was introduced to The Salvation Army through youth ministry and became a faithful member (soldier). In 2006, he accepted his calling as a Salvation Army Officer at a Youth Institute in Oklahoma.

To prepare for his call to be an Officer in The Salvation Army, Lt. Hughes attended Mississippi State and studied psychology. Later he worked as the Youth Evangelism and Outreach Director for The Salvation Army in Anniston, AL. From there he entered The Salvation Army Evangeline Booth College in 2013, to fulfill his calling to be an Officer. He was ordained/commissioned in June of 2015 and The Salvation Army Kroc serves as his first appointment.

Lt. has a passion for youth and encouraging them that they do not have to be a product of their surroundings, as he isn’t. He feels very strongly for our youth and their need for POSITIVE role models. Along with his passion for ministry, Lt. Hughes has a passion for healthy living and fitness which makes The Salvation Army Kroc Center a great fit for him. He looks forward to serving at The Salvation Army Kroc center and seeing God’s plan unfold here in Biloxi.


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Lts. Brian & Crystal Hicks

Lieutenants Brian & Crystal Hicks are currently serving as Corps Officers at The Salvation Army Pascagoula Corps. Originally from Lawrenceburg, Ky, they entered The Salvation Army College for Officer’s Training in July of 2013 and graduated in June of 2015. While Pascagoula is their first appointment, they have been involved in The Salvation Army their entire lives. Lt. Brian’s parents are retired Salvation Army officers and Lt. Crystal has been involved in every activity imaginable that The Salvation Army has to offer. They have 5 children ranging in age from 7 to 17 years.

The Hicks family is very excited to see what God has in store for them here on the Mississippi Gulf Coast! They are looking forward to meeting the community and working along side the City of Pascagoula to meet the needs of the residents of Pascagoula and Jackson County.