The Myrtle Baptist Church of West Newton

Rev. Brandon Thomas Crowley, MDiv, STM | Senior Pastor
Rev. Howard Haywood | Pastor Emeritus

21 Curve Street West Newton, MA 02465 | 617.332.5870


Church Safety

In peace I will both lie down and sleep; for you alone, O Lord, make me dwell in safety. (Psalm 4:8)

The primary purpose of the Myrtle Baptist Church Security Ministry is to maintain a peaceful, safe environment which is conducive to teaching, learning, working, living, and sharing in the word of our Lord and Savior. The program will work through its dedicated members to actively solicit and encourage the cooperation of the church family to decrease the opportunity for crime and to facilitate maximum member participation in crime prevention by following basic rules and guidelines.

The vision of the Myrtle Baptist Church Security Ministry is to assist in reducing crime against the church by providing a security program that acts as a deterrent for criminals so that they never make Myrtle Baptist a target. There is a natural hesitancy to implementing church security measures into the church. Church is generally thought of as a safe and trusting place, protected by the Creator. However, we are called to be good stewards, caretakers, of all that we have been given. We are called to be on our guard, and wise. Crimes against churches are rising. Churches are considered “soft targets” for acts of hate and rebellion. As a ministry we believe that you can take a proactive approach to securing your place of faith. As church leaders, we are taking a proactive stand on church security issues. The Bible states that we should not be ignorant of the devices of the enemy. We believe that it is our calling to protect church property and its people.

Ministry Leader: Minister Kevin Bryant