Promoted to Glory: Major George (Will) Cundiff
Major George William Cundiff was promoted to Glory on June 9, 2022. Born December 17, 1945, to Glen and Rachael Cundiff in Syracuse, Ohio. Will Cundiff served as an officer in The Salvation Army from 1979 until 2012 when he retired from active service.
His greatest passion was sharing the love of Jesus Christ. Will married Sue Antle on January 20, 1968, together they had three sons, Michael, Brett & Joel. Will and Sue were commissioned on June 3, 1979, with the “Joyful Evangelist” session of cadets. Together, they served in Selma, Tupelo, and Shreveport, in the ALM Division. The Cundiffs also served in Lubbock, as the Divisional Evangelists, and in San Angelo in the Texas Division.
Then they traveled to Russia, serving as regional officers in Moldova. Following that appointment, they served as area commanders for Southern MS before moving THQ as Territorial Evangelist. Their final appointment was in Doraville, GA, before retiring on January 1, 2012. They were active officers for over 32 years.
Will’s service took him from a small town in Selma Alabama where he served as a corps officer to the far reaches of Eastern Europe where he served as a missionary and oversaw the opening of the Salvation Army’s work in Romania and Moldova.
In his paperwork, Will stated, “In May of 1976 while attending the evangelistic meeting in Columbus, MS, I felt the call to officership after hearing Colonel Cleveland preach. I went to the alter to rededicate myself and as I got up to go to my seat, I looked around me at what seemed to be a sea of army uniforms and it seemed the Lord spoke to me audibly and said, these are your brothers & those are your sisters, welcome home. Crying, I felt at home and at peace for the first time in a long while.
“I have since being converted been a ready witness for Christ both in secular and church related activities. I believe any effort as a witness is a small way a part of winning others to Christ.” “I have been allowed by God to witness to many people in many ways and I thank him for every opportunity. I am in myself nothing but through Christ and His power I am all things to all men that I might win some.”
He is survived by his wife Sue and three sons Micky, Brett and Joel. Will also is survived by 10 grandchildren, and 4 great grandchildren.