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The Security Executive Council Addresses Church Security Risk

Contact: Mark S. Lex, Security Executive Council, 530-515-1240

WASHINGTON, Jan. 15, 2013 /Christian Newswire/ -- The Security Executive Council is pleased to announce that they will be working with Shepherd of the Hills Church in Porter Valley, CA in presenting the National Church Security Summit held on January 28th, 2013
"Churches are not immune from some of the same risks faced by secular organizations -- violent attacks, theft, arson, burglaries, and fraud to name a few" says Mark Lex, Security Executive Council and lead emeritus faculty of the Council's faith-based security practice. "Recent tragic events within the church have once again raised awareness to all new levels in protecting our sanctuaries and people."

"This year's summit is a bit different in that attendees will learn the basics of security and then be given an on-going opportunity in building their own resilience plans by working with peers and experts in Faith-Based Organization Working Groups™" says Ty Richmond, Sr. Vice-President of Security at Sony Pictures and one of the event's key organizers. The keynote speaker for the event is Jeffrey Hawkins who is the Founder and former Principal of the Christian Security Network. Hawkins has consulted hundreds of churches on the topic of church security and risk resiliency and is often looked upon by print and broadcast media as an expert in this area. Hawkins has served as an Adjunct Professor and authored the book "Introduction to Security and Emergency Planning for Faith Based Organizations."

Event registration is $59 and will be held at Shepherd of the Hills Church in Porter Valley, CA from 8 to 5:30 p.m. on Monday, January 28th, 2013. Register at www.lasecuritysummit.com.

About the Security Executive Council
The Security Executive Council is an innovative problem-solving research and services organization who works with Tier 1 Security Leaders™ to reduce risk and add to corporate and organization profitability in the process. A faculty of more than 100 experienced security executives provides strategy, insight and proven practices that cannot be found anywhere else. The Council is quickly becoming the foremost voice on organizational risk mitigation leadership
www.securityexecutivecouncil.com or contact us: contact@secleader.com.

About Shepherd of the Hills Church
Shepherd of the Hills Church (SOTH) is a nondenominational mega-church based in Porter Ranch, Los Angeles, California with a mission to lift up Christ that the world might believe! (John 3:14-15, John 12:32). SOTH is ranked in the top 100 of largest attended churches in the United States with over 7400 attendees. They are led by senior pastor Dudley Rutherford.
www.theshepherd.org