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Ocean County Citadel

The Salvation Army Ocean County Citadel
1738 Route 37 East
P.O. Box 1906
Toms River, NJ 08753
Phone: (732) 270-8393

We welcome you to The Salvation Army of Ocean County serving the communities of Bayville, Beachwood, Island Heights, Lavalette, Ocean Beach, Ocean Gate, Ortley Beach, Pelican Island, Pine Beach, Seaside Heights, Seaside Park, South Toms River and Toms River.  As a Corps Community Center, our mission is to preach the gospel of Christ Jesus with our arms outstretched to suffering humanity.

Through our many varied programs, opportunities for worship and services, we believe that you will find a welcoming environment.  All are free to join us for our worship services where we strive to be the encouragement that people need in our present society.  Through our in-depth Bible teaching, people are better able to understand the heart of God and the depth and breadth of His immeasurable love for them.

Recognizing that The Salvation Army is an international movement whose work is localized, we believe that through our support to community, lives are enriched.  The Salvation Army is ready to serve when need is a neighbor away, whether it be through local disaster or through our emergency housing and food programs.  The Salvation Army is ready to serve when need is a neighbor away and children need residential or summer day camp programs.

The founders of The Salvation Army, William & Catherine Booth, believed that we as The Salvation Army should be concerned with "Others" so we continue to serve others:  your neighbors right in Ocean County.  When "Others" are in need, we are there!

Please take a moment to browse our website, stop by our office or call us.

Greatest Blessings,

Majors Stephen R. & Carol L. Ditmer
Corps Officers


Volunteer with us in Ocean County!
Individuals: Click here to apply
Groups: Click here to apply


9:00 am Prayer Meeting
10:00 am Worship
11:00 am Refreshments & Fellowship
11:30 am Adult Bible Class & Youth Sunday School
12:00 noon Women’s Ministries (fellowship, worship, service, education)
3:30 pm Youth Music & Arts
4:30 pm Senior Songsters (choir)
5:30 pm Senior Band (brass)
2:00 pm Community Cares Ministry (Nursing Home visits 1st week of the month)
5:00 pm Hearty Helpings (community meal)
9:00 am Men’s Prayer Breakfast – 2nd Saturday

Social Service Schedule

Monday - Friday 9:00am -4:00 pm Open for case management.  Can provide emergency housing, prescription assistance and emergency food.