The Salvation Army College For Officer Training At Crestmont
About CFOT - Training Leaders To Serve

For nearly 100 years, The Salvation Army has operated training facilities in the western United States to train and equip people who have been called to serve God through the ministries of The Salvation Army.

In 1975, training facilities were moved from San Francisco to the present location in Rancho Palos Verdes, California. In the course of improving and developing its programs, The Army sought and received accreditation from the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC) in 1990 to confer on eligible graduates an Associate of Arts Degree in Ministry.

A Vision of Lifelong Effectiveness

The Salvation Army recognizes that its officers, members, employees and others who carry out its ministries are faced with increasing challenges.

Crestmont helps Salvation Army leaders who deliver and support front-line services meet those challenges. Through expanded and innovative training and educational options, Crestmont equips Salvation Army leaders for success in a fast-changing world.

The supreme goal is to develop officers of such “Blood and Fire” spirit that they will be enabled to sustain and advance the purpose of The Salvation Army. The College aims to form men and women who know God, know themselves and know their mission.