Founded by Jeff & Cindy Sellers, The Nehemiah Concept of Church Security brings not only highly sought after industry experience, but relevant life experiences as well. Jeff & Cindy have been married for more than 30 years now. They are both “PK”s, (preacher’s kids) and have an appreciation of what it takes to shepherd a church body. Growing up in church all their lives, they would have never imagined that there would be a need for security inside a church.
Jeff has a law enforcement background, beginning as a State Trooper and then a Special Agent with the NC State Bureau of Investigation. Upon retirement from law enforcement, Jeff continued working with Special Investigations Units in the Insurance Industry across the southeastern U.S. As a result of an incident in his own church and the rise of attacks on our places of worship, he felt inspired to start The Nehemiah Concept of Church Security.
Cindy has worked in various areas of accounting and was a part of the accounting department for Southern Mutual Church Insurance Company, before moving to North Carolina.
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We at The Nehemiah Concept know that the security of your congregation isn’t something to be taken lightly. That’s why we offer free consultations to walk you through your needs and the scope of your goals.
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Jeff began his career with the North Carolina State Highway Patrol in 1977. Following stints in both the North Carolina and South Carolina State Highway Patrol, he would then join the North Carolina State Bureau of Investigation (SBI) in 1987. During his time with the SBI, Jeff would work investigations in a variety of areas including undercover drugs, homicide, sex crimes, arson, political corruption and others. While with the SBI he also served on the Special Response Team (or SWAT team) as an entry team member and sniper. He has also served in various security assignments for state and federal dignitaries, hostage situations, man hunts and drug raids throughout his law enforcement career.
Upon retiring from law enforcement he worked for the insurance industry conducting fire, fraud and theft investigations until he once again retired with over 30 years of investigative experience.
MARS HILL COLLEGE
Bachelors Degree, 1977
WINGATE JR COLLEGE
Associates Degree, 1975
Certifications & Permits
• North Carolina Advanced Law Enforcement Certification
• Certified Fire Investigator, International Association of Arson Investigators
• National Concealed Weapons Permit Holder for Retired Law Enforcement Officers under the Authority of U.S. House Resolution Bill 218
• He completed various courses at the ATF National Academy in Glynco, GA.
• He was also a certified K-9 Handler for the ATF National Response Team
Cindy has over 30 years of accounting experience in various areas of business. The last 8 years she worked as an Accounting Technician for Southern Mutual Church Insurance Company where she engaged daily with church staff.
Cindy previously served as secretary/treasurer for Celebration Baptist Church in North Carolina. She currently works part-time for Waynesville First Baptist Church as the Finance Secretary.
We have Independent Certified Firearms Instructors located in both North and South Carolina.
They are available to conduct CWP (Concealed Weapon Permit) classes at discount prices for any church participating in The Nehemiah Concept of Church Security Program. They are also available to conduct qualification courses and re-qualification courses for present CWP holders as you so desire.
Some Instructors are NRA Certified to conduct Range Safety Officer Courses so that individual churches can train their own in house Range Safety Officer to conduct future re-qualification courses for you Nehemiah Team as you so designate.