Contact Us

1320 SE 6th St.
Topeka, KS 66607
785.233.9648 (p)
785.233.9846 (f)

Corps Officers: Majors Brian & LeeAnn Burkett (ext. 310/307)

Weekly Schedule


9:30a Sunday School
10:45a Morning Worship
12 noon Potluck (1st Sunday)


5:00p Beginning Music

Tuesday – during the school year
5:30p – 7:30p youth group – free dinner ages 4 – 17 (school year only)

6:00p – Bible Study (2nd Wednesday)
7:15p Mission outreach


5:30p Music Theory
7:00p Zumba- taught by Sergio Baez


6:00p Zion Teen Fellowship

Open Gym- Monday thru Friday, 4:00p to 7:00p



Programs & Services

SOCIAL SERVICES – Walk-ins or appointments are welcome for all social service assistance. Services include food pantry (Tuesdays & Wednesdays: 9-Noon and 1-4), rent and utility assistance, prescriptions, eye exams and glasses (limited) and clothing vouchers (referrals only).

Required documentation: Bring photo ID for head of household, social security cards for everyone in the household, and proof of residency (address on a current bill or lease).

*Community Meal Program – Basic human needs are met through a nutritious, hot meal every Monday-Friday from 4:00 – 4:45 p.m. Meals are FREE and community resource information is available for other services provided in the city of Topeka.

*Emergency assistance – Providing emergency assistance on site or by referral from another agency or professional organization.

*Disaster Relief – Salvation Army staff and volunteers are often the first on the scene and the last to leave. Whether it’s a devastating house fire, life shattering tornado, gas explosion or months of intense flooding, we offer drinks, food, a warm blanket, shelter, assistance with clean-up, tracking down loved ones, finding additional help and sometimes just offering a comforting presence when its needed most.

WORSHIP – Sunday worship services and weekly bible studies for all ages in both English & Spanish. Majors Brian & Lee Ann Burkett lead English worship and Hispanic Ministry Director, Jorge Madrigal and his wife, Kristi lead Spanish worship.

Community Center – Recreational programs for children, teens and adults.

Kids Cloths Closet – 2nd Saturday of the month, 10:00a – noon

Food Pantry – Tuesdays and Thursdays, 9a to noon and 1:00p to 4:00p

Rent Assistance – when funds are available

Utility Assistance – when funds are available

Clothing Voucher (referrals only)

Eye Exams


The Salvation Army began in Topeka in September of 1886. The first recorded commander was Lt. King, assisted by Cadet Thompson. The first recorded address was 409 E. 3rd Street. In 1897, the Topeka police asked Capt. Hawk if they could assist with the many sick people in the town, and Capt. Hawk obtained permission to rent a few rooms at a hospital. In 1919, plans were created for a campaign to erect a three-story building for a citadel, as a memorial to the ex-service men of World War I and of “Mother” Florence, who spent many years of service in The Salvation Army of Topeka. The building was finished at a cost of $65,000 to house all departments of the Army’s work at 5th and Quincy.

In 1966, a tornado hit the city, cutting a swath seven miles long, killing 17 people and causing more than $100 million in damage. Along with other damage, the roof of The Salvation Army building was torn off, but no one inside was hurt. Immediately after the storm passed, the canteen was rushed into service and was the first relief unit operating in the area. Calls went out to 11 surrounding communities and scores of people responded to give physical and spiritual aid. A command post was authorized and the Army’s corps building was used as a shelter and feeding station. Clothing and furniture distribution centers were set up in six places. After just 11 days, Salvation Army workers had provided 20,400 service hours and 140,000 meals. Disaster relief continues to be a hallmark of The Salvation Army, Topeka, to this day.

Our Mission

The Salvation Army, an international movement, is an evangelical part of the universal Christian Church.

Its message is based on the Bible.

Its ministry is motivated by the love of God.

Its mission is to preach the gospel of Jesus Christ and to meet human needs in His name without discrimination.


Director of Development, Shelley Robertson (ext. 306)

Community Meal/Maintenance, Diane Hall (ext. 312)

 Chris Lynch, Maintenance

Chris McCluer, Youth Ministry Director

Audrey Sutter, Intake Coordinator/Officer Manager

Major Brian Burkett, Emergency Disaster Services

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