McArthur And Security Personnel Interview About Grace Community Incident

(Click on Play Button Above To Hear Tom Hatter, Security Director at Grace Community) - interview about 40 minutes long - Can download below) Read More »

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Glen Evans

Church Security Alliance

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More Thoughts On McArthur Incident: Members Weigh In.

After posting the article/video yesterday I received a few emails with questions.  I believe every incident should be examined in light of helping others should they find themselves in this type of situation.  As always, there are many ways to approach it, but often there are good, better and best options:
From B:
Greetings Glen and thanks for the message and the video clip, which I would like to discuss with you here.
Question:  I wish I had seen it from the start of the interuption, to see where the subject came from and how he got on the stage. He was way to close before their Safety or Security Team members got to him.
Answer: It appears he came from the side using the stairs.  They appeared to have people stationed at the front of the auditorium.  One other criticism I received is they didn't have anyone standing right up front protecting the pastor.  This is the difference between a standard protection detail and the balancing act of providing security in church.  Most churches/pastors don't want to appear heavy handed, and I can't blame them.  Having a security person standing at the front of the stage during the sermon would be a bit distracting and give the pastor an aura of self importance in need of a bodyguard.  However, depending on manpower, people could be stationed at the side of the stage or near the orchestra to intervene more quickly.  I do not have information on whether people were placed in these locations.
Question:  I also wonder why they took him out up the center aisle so he could continue to disrupt the service with his shouting. It would seem to have been better to go out a side door close to the stage, which I would think would have been quicker.
Answer:  Not knowing the lay out of the church, I can't say if there were exits toward the front of the room.  However, given the fact that anyone can allege anything at anytime, I see no harm in allowing your activities to be seen by a host of people in the auditorium or to be videotaped while doing them.  I think the men did a great job of assessing the person.  They didn't see any weapons, and simply escorting him out was an appropriate response.  The congregation was already interrupted, so I don't see where 30 seconds more interruption really caused a problem. 
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Glen Evans

Church Security Alliance

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Yelling Man Jumps On Stage During McArthur Sermon

In this video a man approaches John MacArthur during a service at Grace Community Church claiming to be a prophet sent to confront John on his views on Cessationism. Read More »

Glen Evans

Church Security Alliance

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Two Incidents: Pastor Punched & Robbery Suspect Tackled

Since the Charleston shooting last month, the Church Security Alliance has been contacted and visited by thousands of people interested in helping their church with safety and security.  What I have also noticed is an unwillingness on the part of many people to not allow violence to happen in their church.  While we have been trying to sound the alarm for the past eight years, the Charleston incident has been a wake up call.  The following two select incidents of the numerous that happen every week demonstrate the need for quick action to resolve potential violence and to alert the authorities. Read More »

Glen Evans

Church Security Alliance

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Two Churches Attacked By Explosive Devices in Las Cruces

Las Cruces, NM - Two churches were attacked by unknown suspect(s) in Las Cruces Sunday morning.  Both devices were left in either a mail box or trash can at the respective churches. Read More »

Glen Evans

Church Security Alliance

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Pastor Shoots Intruder In Early Morning Burglary

Baytown, Texas - According to ABC13.com On Tuesday, July 28, 2015, "Baytown police responded to a shooting at the Church of New Beginnings. Police say the pastor armed himself and shot an intruder. Read More »

Glen Evans

Church Security Alliance

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Man Killed, Wife Injured In Stabbing At Church

Urbana, Maryland - On Sunday, July 26 police received a 911 call regarding the stabbing of a man and his wife at the Anna Prayer Mountain Church.  Frederick County Sheriff Chuck Jenkins said the man died a the scene and his wife is in serious, but stable conditiion. Read More »

Glen Evans

Church Security Alliance

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Report of Church Shooting Deemed A Hoax

North Platte, NE - According to WOWT News, "Officers surrounded two North Platte churches on Sunday (June 14) until they determined a 911 call about a shooting was a hoax. Read More »

Glen Evans

Church Security Alliance

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Women Robbed Outside Their Church

Little Rock, Arkansas - On June 11, KATV reported 3 women meeting in a support group went outside Westover Presbyterian Church during the evening hours to talk, when 3 unknown suspects approached them, produced a gun, and demanded her purse. Read More »

Glen Evans

Church Security Alliance

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9 South Carolina Church Members Killed During Prayer Meeting

Charleston, SC - What can only be described as a vicious and detestable hate crime was committed last night in Charleston, South Carolina at Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church resulting in the murder of 9 innocent people, six women and three men. Read More »

Glen Evans

Church Security Alliance

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