William Booth (1829-1912) was an English Methodist preacher who founded the Salvation Army. Born in Sneinton, England, Booth was a preacher and revivalist who became committed to spreading the gospel to the poor and marginalized in society. He founded the Salvation Army in 1865 as a Christian mission that focused on helping the poor, homeless, and addicted. The Salvation Army became known for its practical assistance to those in need, as well as its revival meetings and public worship services. Booth traveled extensively throughout the world, establishing Salvation Army branches in many countries and spreading the gospel to the poor and marginalized. He is remembered as a pioneering Christian leader and his legacy continues to inspire new generations of Christians today through the work of the Salvation Army.