Church security seminar

The Oklahoma Church Security Association will host a church security seminar on the Tulsa Campus of Oklahoma Wesleyan University at 10810 E 45th St. from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. August 29.

The seminar is free but enrollment is limited to 50. Prior registrations are required.  This seminar is certified for 7 hours of continuing education credit for law enforcement and security personnel.

Attorney Bill Kumpe will present sessions covering “Basic Church Security Concepts and Legal Aspects of Church Security.”  Kumpe is a former president of the Christian Legal Society of Tulsa and author of Deadly Minutes Versus Precious Seconds, A Primer On Armed Church Security.

Pastor Mark Neely of Calvary Chapel will present sessions titled “Choosing and Training An Armed Church Security Team and Introduction to Small Team Tactical Response.” Neely is a 26-year veteran of the Oakland California Police Department (where he was a SWAT team leader) and a chaplain with the Tulsa Police Department.

Tom Schulze, pastor of Calvary Freewill Baptist Church, will present a session titled “Introduction to Unarmed Church Security Tactics.”  Schulze is a veteran of the U.S. Army where he served as a paratrooper. Corporal Kevin Warne of the Tulsa Police Department will present a session titled “Introduction to Organized Street Gangs”.  Corporal Warne serves with the Tulsa Police Department’s Organized Gang Unit.

For information, contact Kumpe at or by phone at 918-381-9792.