Monday, February 28

Three Strands Church Security Conference

Information from:

Church Security Conference
July 15-16,2011
Covenant Church,Carrollton, TX

Join America’s leading experts in Church Security for the best training available to Security Directors, Church Business Administrator, Church Leaders and Facility Directors.

An information-packed Conference, with proven strategies and techniques to improve your church’s security.

A different conference experience every year with the nations' leading experts in Church Security.

Speakers include

Director David Wood
Presentation Topic - Multi-site Mega-church security

With five campuses and approaching 10,00 in membership, Covenant Church represents one of the largest Mega-churches in America. David Wood has been at the helm of the ministry's security and safety efforts for the past 10 years. As Security Director of a large ministry, David deals daily with the complexities of a diverse, multicultural, multi-site mega-church. David will speak on the security efforts of such a ministry.

Major Carole Newell
Presentation Topic - Responding to the Mentally Ill

Major Newell has been with the Broken Arrow, OK Police Department for more than 25 years. In that time she has worked in nearly every facet of the department, and has spent considerable time in the Criminal Investigations Unit. She spent 14 years on the Crisis Negotiation Team, the last 7 as the Team Leader. She is currently the Headquarters Division Commander overseeing Criminal Investigations, Special Investigations, Property Room, and Training Units. During her career she has acquired extensive training and experience dealing with mental health issues, domestic violence, and sexual assault, and has also taught classes to law enforcement personnel. Carole also serves as the Department Head of Security at World Outreach Church in Tulsa, OK. She is a graduate of the FBI National Academy as well as Rhema Bible Training Center.

Carl Chinn
Presentation Topics - Eye witness recount
- New Life church shooting
- Focus on the Family hostage incident

The 2007 shooting at New Life Church in Colorado Springs was one of the most significant attacks on Christian ministries in recent years. The gunman / hostage incident at the “Focus on the Family” headquarters in 1996 was another ministry incident of note. Chinn played a key role in the preincident emergency planning and was an initial responder in both incidents. Chinn will speak on plan development and shares inside recounts of these infamous incidents. Carl Chinn speaks on the subject of ministry environment security and emergency response.

Chuck Chadwick
Presentation Topics -
#1 - Security Teams and State Laws
#2 - Security Technologies

As former Director of Security for one of the largest and fastest growing churches in America; Chuck brings a “real world” perspective of dealing with the security concerns of the nation’s largest multi-site mega-churches. Chuck’s 29 years of security experience and his founding of The National Organization for Church Security and Safety Management (NOCSSM), helps him guide churches, both large and small, in addressing church specific security concerns. He has trained hundreds of churches across the nation in the basics as well as the highly advanced technical aspects of church security.As President of Gatekeepers Security Services, LLC, Chuck's companies provide security services to some of the nation's largest mega-churches.

Vic Meyer
Presentation Topic - - Killers of Innocence - True Story: When a sex molester hits your church.

Vic Meyer is board certified by ASIS International in security management and is the former Sr. Director of Security at Grace Church and Grace Christian School in Tulsa Oklahoma. From tragic experience he has learned that child molesters at church work tirelessly to gain our trust, gratitude and love to gain access to the very beat of our hearts, our children. Vic will arm you with the awareness and tools to keep them safe without impeding ministry.

Jeff Laster
Presentation Topic -The Incident at Wedgewood Baptist Church September 1999

On September 15, 1999, a gunman entered Wedgwood Baptist Church and opened fire with a 9mm, killing seven and wounding seven others. It was a Wednesday Evening and the church was hosting a “Saw You at the Pole Rally”. A worship service for the youth of the area to celebrate what God had done through their “See You at the Pole” events held at their school flag poles that morning. Jeff was the first one shot by the gunman as he greeted him at the door. Jeff will be sharing how this affected Wedgwood and the community, how it has changed us, and how it has given Wedgwood an opportunity to reach out to those affected by similar tragedies.

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