Church Shootings Surpass School Shootings 3 to 1 Over the Last 15 Years Says Pastor and Author


Book cites statistics and security methods used by the Secret Service to secure the President and public

Houston, Texas (June 18, 2018) – All life is valuable. It seems however that every mass murderer targets those less capable of fighting back and therefore chooses gun-free zones and areas where they will likely find the least resistance due to the nature of the venue. Because Churches like schools are considered soft targets, they are more likely to endure criminal activity.

Pastor and Author Andrew Surace, examines the history of attacks on churches and explains various reasons for violence in them in his book “Securing the Sacred”.  Some of these reasons include greater visibility in the media as mega-churches gain more notoriety, giving a counter-culture message which may invite ire and retribution, domestic violence situations that come to the sanctity of the church congregation, and opportunity by thieves who seek to plunder sound equipment, automobiles, parishioner property, and cash.

Within the last decade, churches have experienced an up-tick in church crime and violence without much publicity or exposure.  Securing the Sacred tries to alert Pastors across the country and teaches some of the best practices currently utilized by organizations such as the United States Secret Service.

“The greatest need in the church today is a change of mindset. The great illusion that the church is a safe place is sadly just not the case as it was in times past,” says Dr. Surace, “The idea of church protection should be built on a foundation of wisdom and not fear.”

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About Dr. Andrew “Andy” Surace Biography

Dr. Surace is a seasoned Pastor with over 35 years of ministry. He is trained as an EMT and executive protection specialist specializing in church safety and security. He along with co-Author Eric Konohia are the authors of a book on the subject of church security entitled “Securing the Sacred”. It is available on Amazon, Barnes and Noble as well as in bookstores around the world. To contact Dr Surace about doing a church protection seminar at your church or in your area he can be reached at


About Securing the Sacred

Your Church Security Handbook Crimes against churches and ministers are rising at an alarming rate. Almost on a weekly basis, we read or hear about a shooting or act of violence in or on a church property. From burglary, to domestic violence to shootings, churches are getting a wake-up call that they are no longer the safe and sacred places they once were. As our culture becomes more secular, churches will be targeted even more. Jesus warned that in the last days treacherous times would come so that we would be prepared. This book will provide principles on how to protect your house of worship. Eric and Andrew reveal how by using the same principles that the United States Secret Service uses to protect the president and the White House, you can better protect your church, its leaders and people. This one of a kind security book, written through the unique perspective of a pastor and one of the security industries leading experts, will show you not only how to better protect your church, but why and how to put together your church security team. If you ready one book about church security this year, this one will not disappoint you!

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