Christopher Taylor, M.Div, ICPS

Executive Director

Chris has over twenty years’ experience working in the criminal justice system and campus security. Most recently, he founded and is leading the security team at Christ Community Church in Tucson, AZ. He is recognized as an International Crime Prevention Specialist, holds instructor certifications from several professional training organizations and is an Integrated Community Solutions to Active Violence Events (ICSAVE) contributing member.

  • B.S. Criminal Justice Administration
  • M.A. Curriculum and Instruction
  • M.Ed. Special Education
  • M.Div. Church Ministries
  • ALICE Active Killer Instructor
  • HFRG-PPCT Defensive Tactics Instructor
  • Crisis Prevention Institute- Nonviolent Crisis Intervention Instructor
  • Arizona Armed Security Guard Instructor
  • NRA Refuse to Be a Victim, Home Firearm Safety, Pistol, Personal Protection Inside the Home, Personal Protection Outside the Home, Rifle and Shotgun instructor
  • Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) Instructor
  • Former Arizona Ranger Southeast Area Commander and Firearms & Defensive Tactics Instructor for the State Company
  • Served on Arizona Rangers Board of Directors
  • Elected by peers and served a two year term on the Arizona Crime Prevention Association Board of Directors as the Director of Training
  • Published in the Journal of Healthcare Protection Management (IAHSS)
  • Taught hundreds of classes to adults and children on topics from Stranger Danger, Fraud Prevention, Workplace Violence, and Violent Incident Response.

Ken is a former Marine who served with the Light Armored Reconnaissance Bn. and as a Primary Marksmanship Instructor. He has trained extensively in threat assessment, identification, counter ambush tactics and is an Integrated Community Solutions to Active Violence Events (ICSAVE) contributing member. He currently serves as a supervisor on the security team at his church and is committed to protecting the flock!

Ken Arnold


Sam Brady


Sam has worked in Commercial Insurance and Risk Management since 2004. He instructs churches and schools in risk management based security training in Arizona and New Mexico. He is also an ALICE certified instructor and is the Response Team director at his church. Sam is currently Military Police serving in the Arizona Army National Guard.

Chris is a retired Air Force Master Sergeant with over 20 years experience working with explosives and explosive devices.  He is a certified international post blast investigator by the International Association of Bomb Technicians and Investigators. He has combat experience in Iraq and Afghanistan. He holds associate degrees in electrical and mechanical technology and explosive ordnance disposal, a bachelors in government and public service with a minor in Administration of justice and is currently pursuing a masters in International Security from the University of Arizona.
Chris King