We live in a world where our children are targets of human traffickers and pedophiles whether it be in our community at an event, online or even in our church youth group or nursery,. Identifying warning signs and prevention through education and training is something we are very passionate about. January is Human Trafficking Awareness Month. We are bringing together experts as resources to help you better protect your child(ren).
This event is open to schools, daycares, children's ministry and parents from all walks of life. There is no cost to attend, however a love offering will be received. Bridging Freedom will receive 50% of our love offering to help them continue their mission of fighting human trafficking.
Refreshments will be served so we ask that you register for planning purposes.
Contact Wendy@TrinitySecurityAllies to partner for this important event!
To check out our speaker bios, scroll down to the bottom of the page.
Children's Safety Event - Speaker Bios
Corporal Alan Wilkett recently retired from the Pasco Sheriff’s Office where he served for almost 15 years with a total law enforcement experience of over 27 years. Patrol, court security, investigations, crime prevention, and community relations are among the assignments fulfilled in the years of service. In 2007 he was awarded the Law Enforcement Deputy of the Year. Corporal Wilkett holds a Florida Practioner Designation in both crime prevention and CPTED (Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design). Corporal Wilkett has devoted the past several years in the fight against human trafficking. He has trained and instructed law enforcement, federal agencies, state and local agencies, NGO’s, along with multiple groups, churches, and organizations. The Pasco Human Trafficking Task Force, the Human Trafficking Commission, and Light Up the Night are founding initiatives. Corporal Wilkett was awarded he 2017 Florida Human Trafficking Law Enforcement Official of the Year from Attorney General Pam Bondi and recently received the Law Enforcement Lifetime Achievement Award from the Florida Crime Prevention Association. Alan has hundreds of hours of advanced law enforcement training in areas such as Human Trafficking investigations and awareness, advanced interview and interrogation, homicide investigations, terrorism, active threat, as well as many others. He holds certificates in Human Trafficking Investigation, Cryptocurrencies, Dark Web Investigations, Social Media Investigations, Basic Cyber Investigations and others. Alan is engaged as a SME (Subject Matter Expert) in Human Trafficking and has presented at The Florida Senate, numerous conferences, civic organizations, Task Forces, panel discussions and others. He has appeared on multiple television, print, digital, and radio mediums as well as The Weekend Report with Jon Scott on the Fox News Network. Alan was privileged to appear in the recent documentary “Blind Eyes Opened.
I have been back at Protect My Ministry since April of 2014, having worked here previously in 2008-2009, first in employment screening sales and this time for our faith-based clients. I previously enjoyed a 10-year career in catering. I made the move to Sales for more family-friendly hours when my children were young. In the sunflower maze photo are my youngest daughter Nikki and her boyfriend on the left, me in the middle and my son Alex on the
Favorite Movie – Galaxy Quest. I am not embarrassed to admit that I can recite most of the movie’s dialogue.
Hobbies – When I’m not cooking, gardening or enjoying my kids, granddaughter or my dogs, I spend most of my time on children’s ministry. I serve as lead elementary teacher during first hour at Calvary Church Seminole on Sundays. Now that my children have all left the nest, my longer-term passion is to continue learning Spanish and one day leave it all behind and serve in an orphanage in South or Central America.
In the meantime, my guilty pleasure is pretending to be an artist, either at home or at the studio every chance I get. I enjoy fusing glass, painting my own dishes and other fun things. Pictured are a 12x14inch fused-glass tabletop display and an apron set for me and my lovely granddaughter Hannah, daughter of my first-born Alyssa and her husband Joe.
Jessica has been involved in the ministry since 2016 learning from Jim by following him around during presentations and volunteering. Since graduating high school with her A.A. Degree from PHSC and currently pursuing a degree at Embry Riddle Aeronautical University majoring in Homeland Security and minoring in Global Conflict Studies and Psychology, Jessica has been slowly doing more and more with the ministry. Now she handles online memberships and notifications, as well as assisting Jim as head research officer for current events and anything related to church safety. Jessica is currently serving an internship with an anti-human trafficking agency, Chains Interrupted in Cedar Rapids, Iowa as she continues her degree and work with the ministry.
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 recently served as an auxiliary police officer with the Port Richey Police Department and is currently 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.