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.
To learn more on Jim's testimony, the start of the ministry and how we've been able to serve businesses, check out Jim's podcasts.
“In 1970 when I was 16 years old my father stepped outside a church and killed one of the deacons that was helping my family because of domestic issues we were having,” said Jim Howard. Since then, Howard's life has come full circle.
Fox 13 News Story: 11/6/17 on warning signs.
ABC Action News Story 11/7/17 on training
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ABC 7 News 1/16/19
SNN TV 1/16/19
ABC 7 news 1/15/19
"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