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Church Security Consultant – Security for Houses of Worship

Welcome to
Church Security Services

This website was established to assist Houses of Worship Improve security. The author has provided information to help your facility improve safety and security for all assets to include the reputation of your place of worship. It is his hope that you will not require his services, but should you require additional assistance which the author provides at no charge please review the section on this Home Page titled About Our Website for information on pricing. 

 If you are a security practitioner and want to add an article related to safety or security, please send the author a note as noted in About this Website for review and consideration in publishing. God Bless!
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Current News


News Articles

Jim McGuffey Interviewed for Church Security Workshop at Bluffton Police Department Read More>>

Book Recommendations

Available on Amazon. This well-written book by Simon Osamoh is for those interested in improving safety and security at their place of worship. Simon is an accomplished and well credentialed security professional.
~Jim McGuffey, M.A., CPP,PSP, PCI ASIS International House of Worship Committee Chair 2014-2020.

Soft Target Hardening by Jennifer L. Hesterman

I highly recommend Soft Target Hardening by Dr.Jennifer Hesterman who is also a retired Air Force Colonel. ~Jim McGuffy


I strongly recommend this well written book by Ron Aguilar to improve safety and security for your place of worship.
~Jim McGuffy

Worship Security Association is a On-demand video learning platform for safety and security in Worship. There are over 100 videos on key topics such as suspicious behavior, conversational interviewing, volunteer training, how to start a safety team and much more! These videos can be used as a sustainment tool to help train staff and volunteers over and over again. Get a 25% discount by using the code McGuffey at checkout. Click here to subscribe


Jim McGuffey spoke at the Global Security Exchange (GSX) 2018 (formerly the ASIS International Annual Seminar and Exhibits) in Las Vegas on Monday, Sep 24th 3:45 PM His presentation will address, “Reducing Soft Target Risks”

Contact Information:

Jim McGuffey, M.A., CPP, PSP, CPI
Cell 215 460 7370


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Our Mission

The mission of Church Security Consutlant is simply to make information available at no cost to assist Houses of Worship imptrove safety and security. Although this site owner is a Christian, he respects the beliefs of others and our right to worship with freedom.

ASIS International Spot Light:

Jim has been an ASIS International member since 1981 and currently serves on the Cultural Properties Council. He was founder and Chapter Chair at the Savannah Low Country Chapter for 5 years and served as Committee Chair for the House of Worship Committee for three years and also on the Physical Security Council for two years. Jim Holds all three ASIS Board Certifications accreddited by the Department of Homeland Security, American Standards Institute and International Standards Organization.

Webinar: Jim conducts webinar for ASIS International–Emerging Threats and Protective Strategies for Houses of Worship-July 12, 2017


ASIS International House of Worship Security Articles Co-Authored by Jim McGuffey while he was Chair for House of Worship Committee, Cultural Properties Council.

Additional Webinars, Interviews, and Articles:

June 2020, Jim McGuffey interviewed on lessons learned in security and how he ended up in his current role

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Jim conducts webinar for ASIS International–Emerging Threats and Protective Strategies for Houses of Worship-July 12, 2017

Speaking Spot Light:

Jim speaking at InfraGard Training Session in Charleston Feb 23, 2019 on Hostile Surveillance Detection for Houses of Worship.

Jim conducts a Hostile Surveillance Detection Webinar for ASIS International on November 19, 2019. Jim has conducted numerous webinars for international organization on the topics of Security Risk Assessment Process, Hostile Surveillance Detection as a Security Countermeasure for critical Infrastructure and soft targets and House of Worship Protection.

 Jim McGuffey spoke about “Reducing Soft Target Risks” at the Global Security Exchange (GSX) 2018 (formerly the ASIS International Annual Seminar and Exhibits) in Las Vegas on Monday, Sep 24th 3:45 PM.

 Jim was guest speaker at the Panama City, Panama ASIS International Chapter on June 27, 2018.

Jim discussed security strategies before 100 clergy and House of Worship security professionals at the Airborne and Special Operations Museum in Fayetteville, NC.

How to secure museums – and the artworks and antiquities that are in them, or on their way to them from other museums, or held by dealers and collectors – was the subject of a gathering of the International Arts and Antiquities Security Forum (IAASF), in Gateshead. Read More


ASIS International 62nd Annual Seminar and Exhitibs, Jim presenting on Strategies of Hardening Soft Targets for places of worship. Sept. 13, 2016.

Security expert and Bluffton resident, Jim McGuffey, teaches local church leaders how to prepare for the worst. McGuffey leads the free House of Worship Security Training workshop to area church leaders at the Bluffton Police Department.

Jim addressing security, law enforcement and museum managers from the U.K. and Europe at the International Arts & Antiquities Security Forum in Gateshead, England.

Jim speaks at SC InfraGard 2016 Winter Conference on the Security Risk Analysis Process.

This site is dedicated to the glory of God who continues to bless our military and law enforcement who are charged with the protection of our people and our country. Without their dedication we would not have freedom to worship as we choose.

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