Saturday, March 7, 2020 from 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM EST
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Kempsville Christian Church 
5424 Parliament Drive
Virginia Beach, VA 23462

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Carl Chinn 
Faith Based Security Network 

Seasoned professionals from our area and beyond will present the following topics 

08:30     Registration and mixing

9:00      Host Church Rep (General event information kick-off and opening prayer)

9:10      Carl Chinn (FBSN): Looking Back, Moving Forward (Case studies that brought us here)

10:15     BREAK

10:30     Allen Perry (VBPD): Church Safety; What’s there to worry about?

11:30     Lisa Ilaria, U.S. Law Shield: Importance of a Legal Defense Plan

11:45    Mike Sanford, Brotherhood Mutual Insurance Company: Insuring Security Team Operations.

12:15     LUNCH (Pizza and Friends)

12:45    Carl Chinn (FBSN): Ten Things any ministry security program should include

1:30      BREAK

1:45      George McCormic (Kempsville Christian Church): Tactical Casualty Care 

2:30      Doc Payne: (Vineyard Community Church) From Scratch to Competency, A Team Leader's Story.

3:15      Break

3:30      Panel Discussion: Carl Chinn, Bob Chauncey, Doc Payne, Allen Perry, George McCormic & Mike Sanford

4:00       Adjourn

Some minor changes may occur in the agenda, but we will Start at 9:00 AM and end at 4:00 PM


Carl Chinn was a civilian responder two different times when a gunman came to a ministry (two separate ministries). In the first (Focus on the Family, May 2nd, 1996) Chinn and three others were held hostage by the gunman.

Chinn and the others were caught unprepared and unsuspecting.

The next time (New Life Church, December 9th, 2007) Chinn was part of an intentional team that intervened after a killer had killed two girls in the parking lot and was entering towards the sanctuary. That killer was stopped in the hallway with deadly force.

That team was prepared.

He has been speaking to churches and faith-based organizations since 1997 on the value of prepared intentional readiness. Being prepared for high-risk, low probability dangers means you are better prepared for the more common smaller incidents.

Chinn is now President of the Faith Based Security Network which is a professional membership association of liked-minded, responsible defenders.