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Church safety seminar to be held in Nacogdoches

Church safety seminar to be held in Nacogdoches

POSTED: Wednesday, February 17, 2010 - 5:59pm

UPDATED: Tuesday, March 23, 2010 - 11:43am

NACOGDOCHES - Calvary Baptist Church, in cooperation with the Nacogdoches and Longview Police Departments, will hold a church safety seminar on March 4, 2010.

The seminar will be held from 7:30 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. at Calvary Baptist Church at 3732 NE Stallings Drive in Nacogdoches. The seminar is open to local pastors, church officials and church leaders. The seminar is free and a $10.00 donation per person will be collected to cover lunch.

Featured speakers include:

Detective Mike Carroll, who is a 26-year veteran officer with the Fort Worth Police Department. Detective Carroll conducted the crime scene investigation at Wedgewood Baptist Church in September 1999 when a lone gunman took the lives of seven people and injured seven others.

Jimmy Meeks, who has been a police officer for over 28 years. He presently serves with the Hurst, Texas Police Department. During his time in law enforcement, he has been a hostage negotiator, school resource officer and a crime prevention officer. He is a certified crime prevention specialist and a certified police instructor. He is a licensed and ordained minister.

Norman Crisp has pastored churches in Louisiana and Texas. His last full-time pastorate was at First Baptist Church in Daingerfield, Texas. The third Sunday of his pastorate there, a gunman entered the sanctuary and killed five people and wounded ten others.

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Sgt. Jackie Hiles has served the Longview, Texas Police Department for 24 years. He responded to the shooting at First Baptist Church in Daingerfield.

Pre-registration is encouraged. You may pre-register by calling Calvary Baptist Church at 936-564-4539 or by email churchsafetynacogdoches@live.com .

For more information, please call Calvary Baptist Church or Sgt. Greg Sowell of the Nacogdoches Police Department at 559-2607.

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