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
  • Faith Based Security Network (FBSN) Member serving on the Coalition Development Special Interest Group
  • Member American Society for Industrial Security (ASIS)
  • Contributing member to Integrated Solutions to Active Violence Events (ICSAVE)
  • 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


Jorge de la Garza


Jorge served with the Arizona Department of Corrections (ADOC) for 12 years where his assignments included Counselor, Search Team, and Classification Chairman. Additionally he was a police officer and detective with the University of Arizona Police Department (UAPD). He has been involved in security with his church for several years. He has served with several other organizations.
  • Industrial Security Officer 
  • Member of Tucson Police Assist Group
  • Shepherd Member of AZCSN
Phil Pinkus is currently the Volunteer Security / EMS Team Director at Dream City Church in Phoenix, AZ. His passion is working with teams and ministry leaders to educate them on issues related to church safety, security, and first response. Phil also leads security teams at two smaller churches, is leading the expansion of AZ Church Security in Phoenix, and is Chairman of Faith Based Security Network’s Special Interest Group for Coalition Development in the United States. 
Phil is the author of, “Wise as Serpents and Gentle as Doves, Insight, Ideas, and Discussion About How To Start Or Improve A Church Security Team” (Amazon 2018). He is married, has two children and two grandchildren. He and his wife are currently enrolled in the Dream City Church Chaplain program.
Phil Pinkus

Director, Metro Phoenix Network