Welcome to Church Security Consultant

Security for Houses of Worship

This site was established January 5, 2011 to provide security information for leadership at Houses of Worship to help improve safety and security for all Houses of Worship around the world. There is no site or organization that tracks all crimes against all churches and there is also the fact that many crimes go unreported to avoid bad publicity. However, if you want to get an idea of the various crimes occurring daily against churches large and small located in both rural and urban areas, just sign up for Google alerts under various topic headings, such as, church crime, church shooting, church security, etc and set back and review the numerous responses you will receive and keep in mind that these represent only a small per cent of all the crimes that occur.

As it relates to safety and security, the author of this site thanks God for blessing our country and for allowing us to maintain the best team of men and women in our Military, CIA, FBI NSA and other law enforcement and intelligence agencies to protect our nation and world from terrorist activity and other sorts of crime.

Volunteer Actvities:

Jim McGuffey is a speaker at the ASIS International 62nd Annual Seminar and Exhibits in Orlando, Florida on September 13th. Jim’s topic will be Security Strategies for Hardening Soft Targets with a global focus on Houses of Worship.


Jim will also be speaking on November 13 at The International Arts & Antiquities Security Forum (IAASF) which is a leading conference and exhibition covering current topics in the international protection of arts and antiquities. Jim’s focus will be on current threats on Houses of Worship and Security Strategies to mitigate risk. Read More>>

Jim has conducted several security risk assessments for local churches and was the instructor in December 2015 and April 2016 in a joint community program with the Bluffton Police Department and ASIS International Savannah Low Country Chapter training approximately 80 House of Worship Leaders on the Security Risk Analysis Process. Read More>>

House of Worship Security Risk Document from ASIS International. Read More>>


Additional Resources:

S.A.F.E. Active Shooter Response Plan

Security Experts Respond to Church Killings in Charleston: OSV Weekly

Jesus Died For The Sins Of All

Got questions? The Bible has answers! We'll help you find them!: GotQuestions.org

Bible Resources That Grow Your Faith!: BibleSprout.com

NEWS: ASIS leader Jim McGuffey Interviewed for Church Security Meeting in Bluffton, SC...Read More>>

ASIS International 62nd Annual Seminar and Exhibits,

Jim McGuffey presenting on Strategies for Hardening Soft Targets for places of worship Sep. 13 2016.

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Jim interviewed by Professor Tony Gill Phd Political Science, Washington State University on Church Security

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Site Dedication


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.

Missions Security


Meet Scott & Kathy Watson

Scott is a security professional who recently dedicated his time to serving in the mission field with his family.