Church Security Resources

Church Security: Planning for churches of every size now self-evident

The clear and urgent need for churches of every size in any community to plan and effectively carry out a Church Security Ministry plan was placed squarely in front of every pastor by the latest and most horrific church shooting in our history on November 5, 2017 at First Baptist Church in Sutherland Springs, Texas. The vulnerability every pastor and parishioner in small to midsize churches everywhere immediately felt must be met with a resolute commitment that the church of Jesus Christ will never yield to fear, cower within our wall or stop doing the work of spreading the gospel and making disciples.

Texas Pastor Council has led the way in working closely with law enforcement and government officials over the years as a central part of our mission to unite pastors and engage our culture for Christ. It was natural for us to immediately connect with those leaders and begin conducting Church Security Workshops beginning in Southeast Texas, with over 300 pastors and church leaders participating to date.

We are establishing a Church Security section of our website that will continue to be constantly expanded, and will be reaching out to our lead pastors in every community around the state to “connect the dots” between spiritual confusion, moral anarchy, the laws of our land and God’s purpose of civil government as all parts of this dilemma to which we are charged with bringing redemption in Jesus’ name!

Important Church Security Resources:

Faith Based Harvey Relief Resources

A Homeland Security Institute report issued in December 2006 states: “It was neighborhood congregations….the local fabric of America—that appeared to have carried the day to a great degree.” The same was true in the aftermath of Hurricane Ike in 2008. That’s because the church is the heart of its community, and our highest common denominator is Jesus. We were made for adversity because we were made to be the peacemakers in the midst of the storms. We were made to be the ones who bring hope in the midst of despair.


1.  Instructions for FEMA Public Assistance Applications
2.  FEMA Public Assistance Program Summary final
3.  FEMA_ PNP Facility Questionnaire
4.  FEMA_RPA Form
5.  FEMA_SBA application 990 form explanation
6.  Harvey Resources by Rep. Pete Olson

Somebody Cares America

The Salvation Army of Greater Houston

Samaritan’s Purse

Texas Baptist Men Disaster Relief

Houston Area Pastor Council

Interfaith Ministries for Greater Houston – Harvey Relief

Second Baptist Church – Harvey Relief Ministries

Harris County Homeland Security & Emergency Management

Houston’s First Baptist Church – Harvey Relief Ministries

Grace Community Church/The Woodlands – Harvey Relief Ministries

Hope City Church

Sugar Creek Baptist Church – Harvey Relief Ministries

Katy Disaster Response

World Relief (Church disaster recovery grants)

Who We Are

Houston Area Pastor Council was founded in 2003 by a group of thirteen pastors as a interdenominational, inter-racial coalition of senior pastors who came together to bring a united, Biblical voice to the city, state and even nation. We have grown to over 200 senior pastors in the greater Houston area as well as assisted in developing Pastor Councils in Austin, Beaumont, Sacramento, Virginia Beach and other cities around the country, birthing the identity of U.S. Pastor Council and Texas Pastor Council to connect those teams of pastors.

Pastors, if your church was flooded or damaged by Hurricane Harvey
and/or you need assistance for your church families, please complete
this form and our rapid response team will connect you with a partnering
church or faith-based disaster assistance resources.


Membership provides the ability to consult with your peers, and attend events with phenomenal speakers talking about issues that affect all of us. You’ll have access to resources to help your ministry. Be part of a local coalition of churches in your area.

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Form a local pastor council in your area. One pastor’s voice is strong. Many pastors’ voices can make change and make it quickly. Every day we see religious liberty being attacked. With a coalition of pastors, there is an army to fend off those attacks.

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