2023 Church Liability and Safety Conference is open for registration. Pre-register by 11/10/2023 for discounted rate!
Stay tuned for additional speakers.
Trinity Security Allies will host the 7th Annual Church Safety and Liability Conference on Saturday November 11, 2023. Breakfast, lunch and snacks included in costs.
Pre-registered cost is $45.00.
At the door, cost is $75.00.
Dr. Ken Whitten is Ginny’s husband of 47 years. He is Dad to four adult children, Tara, Andy,
Kimberly, and Philip, who all serve and follow Jesus. He is Poppy to 13 grandkids. He served as
Senior Pastor of Idlewild Baptist Church in Lutz, Florida for 33 years.
Key highlights of Pastor Ken’s 46 years in ministry include serving as the Florida Baptist
Convention President, President of the SBC Pastors’ Conference, IMB Trustee, FCA National
Board Member, Guidestone Board Member, Member of the Great Commission Task Force,
Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office Chaplain, and many other local and global SBC initiatives.
As the late Pastor Adrian Rogers mentored Pastor Ken, he too enjoys mentoring up and coming pastors. The strength of Pastor Ken’s ministry is Jesus and Ginny, in that order. His 33 years of ministry at Idlewild included two campus build outs, five church plants, and a current
membership of nearly 14,000. He is currently serving as the National Director of Pastoral
Leadership with the North American Mission Board with the Southern Baptist Convention.
Alan Diamond has been the attorney of record in over 11,000 criminal cases. Mr. Diamond graduated from the University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill, with a Bachelor of Arts degree in International Studies. He received his law degree in 1992 from the University of North Carolina Chapel Hill College of Law.
Mr. Diamond was an Assistant State Attorney for more than a decade in the 18th Judicial Circuit. He prosecuted all types of cases including; Homicides, Kidnappings, Vehicular Manslaughters, Gun Crimes, Sex Crimes and Child Abuses cases as well as Computer Crimes. Mr. Diamond received the Outstanding Trial Attorney of the Year award prior to becoming a felony division chief. Now in private practice, he is a Board Certified Criminal Trial Lawyer (since 2005) and the recipient of the Brevard County Bar Association Professionalism Award and past president of the Brevard County Bar Association for the 2012-2013 term.
Mr. Diamond is a former instructor with the Florida Prosecuting Attorney Association and received the 2002 Distinguished Faculty award from the FPAA. He was the training supervisor for the lawyers of the State Attorney’s Office for the 18 th Judicial Circuit from 1999-2001. Mr. Diamond taught classes and provided instruction to the Assistant State Attorneys throughout Florida regarding legal issues, courtroom presentation and trial advocacy.
Mr. Diamond served as the Fraternal Order of Police General Counsel for the entire State of Florida from 2012-2018. Mr. Diamond continues to work as a Staff Attorney for the Fraternal Order of Police for Central Florida. For more than 21 years he has represented FOP members in arbitrations, grievances, Internal Affairs investigations as well as Officer Involved Shootings and in-custody deaths. Mr. Diamond, as a FOP Staff Attorney, has responded to numerous Officer Involved Shootings, excessive use of force allegations and in-custody death situations to insure that there are no criminal charges brought and to make sure that the Officer’s rights are protected.
Mr. Diamond has been instrumental in the curriculum and presentation of the F.O.P. Officer
Involved Shooting class and has presented these topics to many Law Enforcement Officers, Police Academies and Agencies over the past 21 years. Additionally, Mr. Diamond has taught Florida Bar Continuing Law Education courses (which he created and presented) on the topics of basic firearms use which included hands-on firearm training as well as the law surrounding the use of deadly force in Florida specifically the “stand your ground” legislation. Mr. Diamond has also been an instructor for the Brevard County Sheriff’s Office in the area of self-defense, firearms use and the laws governing concealed weapons.
During his 31+ year career as a criminal law attorney Mr. Diamond has handled thousands of
cases in both State and Federal Court. He has litigated hundreds of cases involving the use or possession of firearms and the legal issues surrounding those allegations. He has successfully handled numerous jury trials including the charges of Murder, Sexual Battery, DUI, Burglary, Drug Trafficking, Aggravated Battery, among others. He has litigated issues before FDLE and the Florida Department of Agriculture regarding concealed weapons permitting and the right to own and possess firearms.
He is a graduate of the Force Science ® Institute and has completed training on the principles of Force Science and is certified to apply these principles to the analysis of use of force incidents. These principles focus on the use of deadly force in self-defense situations.
His memberships include The Fraternal Order of Police, Life Member of the National Rifle
Association, The Federal Bar Association, Supreme Court of the United States, U.S. District Court – Southern, Middle and Northern Districts of Florida, U.S. Court of Appeals for the 11th Circuit, the Brevard County Bar Association, The National and Florida Associations of Criminal Defense Lawyers, The Florida Bar, the American Bar Association and the USCCA.
While raised in a devout Catholic family, Kevin came to faith in 2010 after being exposed to Christian apologetics. Specifically, proof of the resurrection. He applies biblical truths in his sermons, group gatherings, and one-on-one discipleship today. Kevin lives life as a Christ follower allowing all to see Christ through his daily activities.
Kevin regularly leads events at Holiday Free Methodist Church, and continues to do his weekly online Bible Study, hosts weekly Christian podcasts and does weekly in-person and online discipleship. He also actively serves in the addiction and recovery community as opportunities arise.
Kevin takes great pride in his role as a father, grandfather, church leader, and friend to those often marginalized by the community.
Sondra has 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. She made the move to Sales for more family-friendly hours when my children were young.
Sondra also serves in Children’s Ministry at Calvary Church Seminole. Once a month, Sondra hosts Driveway Story Hour at her home for neighborhood families where they read books, do crafts and have a snack. Of all things, she enjoy my role of Grandma the most.
Sondra brings a wealth of knowledge on children's safety including many dos and don'ts in children's ministry.
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 received her degree Bachelor's 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 interned and worked an with an anti-human trafficking agency, Chains Interrupted in Cedar Rapids, Iowa until circumstances brought her back to Florida. She is currently working as a high school history teacher at Dayspring Academy in Port Richey, Florida.
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.
Michael Plaskon is the District Manager for USCCA in Florida, and has worked with them for the past three and a half years. His role has allowed him to attend hundreds of classes in firearms, personal security and self defense tactics. He is a USCCA Certified Firearms Instructor, and is also a survivor of an armed home invasion of his family when he was 8 years old. Mike has been happily married for 30 years to his wife Nicky, and they have raised four children. His story and transition from being the victim of violence, to the protector of his family is one that is worth hearing.
Dr. Bhekumusa Msibi, DO, FAAP, FACOP, is a distinguished Board-Certified Pediatric Physician at Genesis Brain Institute, with a remarkable career spanning over 29 years in the medical field. His expertise in pediatric brain function, brain trauma, and mental illness for pediatric patients has solidified his reputation as a skilled and compassionate healthcare provider.