Trinity Security Allies provides education and safety training to houses of worship, faith-based schools and non-profits who can not afford the high cost of a security consulting firm. Trinity Security Allies believes that every organization should have access to safety education and training regardless of their ability to pay. Imagine the lives that could be saved in the event of a tragic situation if safety education and training had been provided to all those involved. With domestic violence and mental health issues on the rise, it is best to have a plan in place, and not need it, to ensure the safety of those frequenting your house of worship or non-profit.
Born and raised in Glen Rose, Texas Jim brings a wealth of knowledge and skill sets to the church safety and security industry, founding Trinity Security Allies in 2015 based on the needs of community churches. At age 18, Jim joined the Air Force Reserves later moving to the Norfolk Police Department at age 21. There he spent the next 26 years serving in a multitude of capacities including Vice and Narcotics Investigator, Crisis Negotiation Trainer and Supervisor, Y2K compliant Project Manager and working his last two years as a Patrol Sergeant. After leaving the Norfolk Police Department in 2001, Jim spent time doing worldwide security options analysis and executive protection at the World Bank in Washington D.C.
In late 2002, Jim brought his family to Florida where he spent the next four years working with a public safety software company which eventually led him back as a detective for the Belleair Police Department. Jim began working part time with the Belleair Police Department at the start of the ministry and left Belleair Police Department in January 2017. Jim currently serves as an auxiliary police officer with the Port Richey Police Department and an adjunct instructor for St. Pete College – instructing legal, crime scene to courtroom classes and lead firearms instructor.
Jim started working with churches in 2006 educating them on how to not be a soft target and is currently the safety consultant for Generations Christian Church in Trinity, FL. Jim currently holds the position of Executive Director of Trinity Security Allies, working with churches across the United States in training them on how to protect their congregation.
In 1970, when Jim was just age 16, Jim’s father stepped outside their church and killed the deacon that was helping his family because of domestic issues they were having; bringing the tragedy that happened those many years ago full circle in protecting our houses of worship.
Max Creason has joined our team with a more active role with Trinity Security Allies.
Max comes to us from the State of North Carolina where he served for 32 years as a law
enforcement officer. Starting his career in the City of Winston-Salem, he served as a Public Safety Officer. As a Public Safety Officer, Max was certified as a law enforcement officer, firefighter and Emergency Medical Technician. Max retired from law enforcement in 2012.
At the time of his retirement he served in the position of Lieutenant, responsible for the Law Enforcement Accreditation Program, Recruiting and supervising a
Upon retirement, Max was employed by Ralph Lauren Corporation in their North American Global Supply Chain Asset Protection Department managing operations in 3 warehouses. There he became even more proficient in Risk Assessment and target hardening strategies.
Upon relocating to Florida, Max met Jim Howard. Max found he shared Jim’s passion for the ministry of protecting God’s people from harm.
Max currently performs professional Risk Assessment Inspections for businesses and churches. Max has partnered with Trinity Security Allies to serve in the ministry wherever his experience and skills are needed.
"I would like to take the time to thank James for the fantastic security presentation he conducted at my church a few months ago. My name is Monica and I am a member of Friendship Missionary Baptist Church, in St. Petersburg, where I currently serve as Security Director. James and I had an immediate spiritual connection and both share a passion for safety in THE CHURCH. In fact it was his passion that led me to ask him to my church. His knowledge and professionalism on the subject of church security is outstanding. He informed us of the necessary changes that would help to make our church a more safer worshiping environment as well as a demonstration that still has members talking. We definitely plan to have James back in the future." - Monica Lamar