Church security will be the subject of our May 7 Contemporary Issues Class. Anyone who has tried to get into First Baptist without a key during off-hours knows that we are taking steps to make our church more secure. The Rapid Response Team has been working with Peoria police officers and members of other churches to focus on what we should be doing to keep our staff, congregation, and church protected during compromised situations, i.e., tornadoes, fire, hostile intruder, or active shooter. Our speaker will be Peoria Police Officer Sean Johnston, an officer for 23 years, who has specialized expertise in responding to crises. He teaches other officers how to respond to assailants in those situations and focuses on how to make safety assessments. The members of the FBC Rapid Response Team will also be available for questions directly affecting our facility. Our class will meet at 11:15 a.m. in the sanctuary.
Bernie and Barb Drake, Class Chairmen