I became acquainted with Terry Berringer about two years ago. It was at a Homeland Security seminar that he hosted at The Bible Chapel. Through several exchanges over the next few months I got to know Terry and Church Emergency Consulting. Terry’s knowledge of the security and medical fields is quite impressive and he has been extremely helpful in helping get our church security program moving in a very positive direction.
I have also had the pleasure of working with Terry on security detail and he is a consummate professional with an eye for detail and a heart for keeping the “flock” safe. I would highly recommend Terry and CEC for security details you may need help with or for setting up security for your house of worship.
I have been a Police Officer for 29 years. I have worked with the youth of the community for 27 years. I have known Terry Berringer for about the last twelve years. Since I have met Terry, it was apparent that he cared greatly about the safety of the members of his congregation and has worked tirelessly to provide the best care possible for anyone in need. Terry and I spoke many times about ways to keep the people he served safe and has worked with me on program we could provide to the members. One of the biggest programs we provided was the drug take back program. This program is designed to get old medications out of the home and properly disposed of.
The place we spent most of our time on was serving the youth of the community. We spent hours meeting to talk about the needs of the children of the area. Together we came up with many programs to provide to our youth. They included drug abuse, making good decisions, providing after school programs to help build positive self esteem and positive alternatives to negative behavior. Also when we noticed a need to even one member of his church we got together and talked about the best course of action to help the entire family.
Most of all Terry has been a great true friend. I literally could call Terry any time of the day or night. And I have called him at three in the morning to speak with him. I have never met anyone more willing to do things for others. And he always did it with a smile on his face.
I recently retired as the Chief of Police of Peters Township after 28 years of service. One of the most rewarding experience I had was to meet and work with Terry Berringer of The Bible Chapel. I found Terry to be an individual that was more concerned about the welfare and safety of others more so than any person I have ever met.
Terry and I worked on many things over the years. Those projects included: traffic training for the parking lot attendants’, car cruise, familiarization of the facility with police and fire personnel, use of the Church facilities for police officer training, and our most successful venture being the “Drug Take Back”. These are just a few of the events we tackled together and all worked out very well.
Terry is very dedicated to his family and Church. The interesting thing about Terry is that his Church is the world and everyone in it. His heart is that big.