Chuck Chadwick, Founder/ President

NOCSSM | Gatekeepers Security Services | Christian Security Institute

National Organization for Church Security and Safety Management, Inc™ which has helped thousands of churches throughout America with security and safety issues that concern all churches both large and small. He is the licensed security manager and president of Gatekeepers Security Services who’s Gatekeepers Program™ has put hundreds of armed Gatekeepers in churches across Texas.


Jeff Kowell, Director of Life Safety | New Life Church

As the Director of Life Safety, Jeff oversees the New Life Security Team, Medical Team and the Ushers. The Life Safety Ministry touches all activities at New Life as we seek to serve the body of Christ. Jeff feels that Life Safety is a “priestly duty” and that we serve God’s people body, soul, and spirit to create an environment where everyone can worship, fellowship, and draw near to our Lord Jesus without distraction.


Bob Klamser is the Co-Founder and Executive Director of Crisis Consulting International.

Bob retired from a 23-year law enforcement career in 1994. During that career he held a wide range of responsibilities, including command of a criminal investigation unit, command of a hostage negotiation team and command of the operations section of a municipal government’s emergency operations center. In addition to his responsibilities with Crisis Consulting International, Bob has served as missions pastor and administrator of a large Southern California church. He also serves on the Professional Services Network for Missio Nexus.


Bryan Gray is a Department of Homeland Security Protective Security Advisor (PSA) assigned to the North Texas District.

He serves as a security and resiliency subject matter expert and is the link between State, local, tribal, and territorial organizations and DHS infrastructure mission partners. PSAs perform vulnerability and security assessments on a variety of Critical Infrastructure to identify security gaps and potential vulnerabilities as well as coordinate training and supports special events and incident management.


Dr. Sean Lawler, Tactical Instructor, Active Shooter Defense Instructor and Federal Agent

Dr. Sean Lawler earned his Doctor of Management degree from Colorado Technical University within the concentration of Homeland Security Studies. He has conducted doctoral-level research within the related fields of active shooter defense and countering a terrorist attack upon a school. He has studied under subject matter experts in the field, including Dr. John Giduck, who is one of the leading experts on terrorist attacks against schools (including the attack on a school in Beslan, Russia and the attack on Virginia Tech). 


William Chadwick, Senior Instructor /Trainer

Growing up in the home of a Private Security professional William was exposed to a different way of thinking than most from a young age, beginning his firearms training and studying executive protection at the age of 8 he was set apart from the traditional way of being raised. Martial Arts was also a passion in his childhood leading him to learn the professional fight world working for a Pro MMA company with some of the world’s best fighters watching them train and fight in the cage for championship titles. Understanding the dynamics of real world protection William was led to his career in Private Sector Security starting in 2003 and has over a decade of experience defending clients and protecting their assets. As a certified Law Enforcement Firearms Instructor William specializes in advanced handgun & carbine training combining old school and modern day concepts that allow him to get students up to speed on gun fighting in the classroom and on the range with a unique set of skills and a tactical mindset.


Michael Sanders, Head of Security at Preston Trail Community Church in Frisco, TX

Michael Sanders has served in various capacities within the Criminal Justice, Emergency Management, Law Enforcement, and Crisis Response communities for over 15 years as a respected service provider to numerous agencies. Since 2007, Michael has worked as an investigator for the City of Dallas – Environmental Services division.


David Wood, Director of Security for Covenant Church in Carrollton, TX

Security Director / Licensed Paramedic - Trauma in the church...with five campuses and approaching 10,000 in membership, Covenant Church represents one of the largest Mega-churches in America.