PO Box 62131, Colorado Springs, CO 80962

Board of Directors

We, the Board of Directors, are obligated to you, the member / owners of the FBSN, to serve at your pleasure as long as we may. If you are not a member, we ask you to help today by joining and / or supporting the FBSN.



Carl Chinn is a thought-leader / teacher on intentional security readiness and operations at faith-based organizations. Among other contributions to ministry security, Chinn developed the threat intelligence program for New Life and managed it for ten years. He brought the same program to the Colorado Springs community through the Faith Based Safety Coalition which now serves as a model for other coalitions across the U.S.



Donald Hawkins, CPO has been an advocate for personal security for over 25 years, Donald entered formal security work in 2010 when he was asked to establish a security team for his church. Drawing from his knowledge of personal security and his experience in IT, Donald established a comprehensive security plan for the entire facility.

Today, he is a licensed, armed security officer serving at a large, non-denominational church. Donald is an alumnus of the R.L. Oatman Executive Protection School and a member of ASIS International.


Executive Board

Brian Gallagher is a security expert with over 20 years of experience with in-depth knowledge of security methods, procedures and emerging technology. He served under two presidents as a Federal Police Officer and Senior Security Specialist with the U.S. Secret Service.

Currently, in addition to industry based consulting, he works as an executive for a private technology based security firm focused on the protection of international borders and maritime ports. Brian has specialized in Church Security over the last decade and is a contributing author on the subject (Soft Target Hardening: Protecting People from Attack and Soft Target and Crisis Management by Dr. Jennifer Hesterman).


Executive Board

James “Shaft” Friedman has served as a Senior Pastor in Ministry for over 30 years and over 12 years as a law enforcement professional. James is the co-founder and owner of Forever Vigilant, LLC (Security and Safety in Places of Worship) and a Commissioner with (MELAC) Michigan Law Enforcement Accreditation Commission; a part of (MAPC) Michigan Association of Police Chiefs. James is also program director and adjunct instructor at the Macomb Community College Criminal Justice Training Center (Basic and Advanced Police and Correction Officer Training). Mr. Friedman is a proud Executive Board member with the (FBSN) Faith Based Security Network.