Email: Brian@SecurityatChurch.com

Why a Website on Church Safety and Security? 

I decided to start this project due to a long and growing passion for the topic. I have grown up a Christian and have attended church my entire life. Over the years I have had the opportunity to speak with multiple church leaders who have expressed an interest for more information on safety and security. It quickly became clear to me that there were limited resources available for churches to learn how to grown in this area. It was also clear that even more churches had not even considered the topic and did not know that they were in need of the information. Over the last decade reported accounts of crimes against churches have dramatically increased. It is my goal to make churches aware of the crimes that are currently occurring and then to provide helpful information on how the churches can protect their congregations from the same event occurring at their location. I will always strive to present helpful information in the most accurate way possible and provide useful tools to allow churches to do this job better.

About me?

Over the last 15 years I have worked in both the National Security and Homeland Security fields holding positions with the Federal Government and more recently working in an executive leadership role on national and international security projects for a private corporation. 

Prior to my current role, I served under U.S. Presidents George W. Bush and Barack Obama as a Senior Physical Security Specialist in the U.S. Secret Service, Technical Security Division. In that role I provided expertise and guidance on Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear and Explosives (CBRNE) countermeasures and physical security; performed protective details for our nation’s leaders and visiting world leaders; provided advance level security training and specialized on new technology for the security industry.

I am currently a member of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce National Security Task Force, chaired by the Honorable Tom Ridge, first secretary of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security. The Task Force educates and advocates to national policymakers and Congress on enhancing national security while recognizing economic interests. 

Over the last year I have served as a member of the Board of Directors for a newly formed organization called the Faith Based Security Network. With industry partners we have worked to channel our expertise in security into a non-profit organization to assist faith based organizations to have the tools and resources needed to make their organizations safer. As of October 18th, 2017 we were excited to announce that the IRS officially approved the organization as a 501©3 public charity.

I feel strongly about both industry and academic learning and received a bachelor’s in Homeland Security from American Military University and a master’s in Professional Studies, Homeland Security with a concentration in Information Security and Forensics, from Pennsylvania State University (Penn State).

Media interviews and speaking engagements are available upon request. Please email Brian@securityatchurch.com for additional information.

LinkedIn Profile: https://www.linkedin.com/in/brian-j-gallagher/