More than 40 people joined together at God's Church Sunday in Victoria, Texas to train for an active shooter incident, says a news report.
Houses of worship across the country are taking similar measures by holding active shooter training sessions and asking for security funding to increase safety for the congregates.
“This is something the Victoria Police Department has always wanted to do because of the violence and stuff that's been going on, but even beforehand they wanted to make sure people know how to protect themselves,” says Pastor Larry Green, Pastor of God’s Church.
Previously, there have been reported incidents like the shooting in Sutherland Springs.
“To me, this is a chance for us to not only protect our people spiritually, but also do what we can to protect them physically because I think the church has a responsibility to look out for people who are a part of their church or congregation,” said Pastor Green.