At Hedge Protection Ministries, we are a training ministry designed to assist churches with the implementation of a Biblical Hedge of Protection. Our focus is not on installing security systems and physical barriers… but about building the skill sets of men and women committed to strengthening the level of deterrence surrounding your church.
The Hedges we build are ALIVE and with the proper attention will grow thicker, taller, and stronger over time. A living, breathing Hedge designed to dissuade the enemy from targeting your church. Additionally, we can train your people to be ready to respond to just about any event that your church may encounter.
A well-prepared church is one of the most effective means of preserving the peace and protecting the Bride of Christ.
The Developmental Team of Hedge Protection Ministries were first and foremost, followers of Christ. With a combined 44 years of Law Enforcement experience, this team created and implemented this very program in their own church. Having done that, they fully understand the pressure and frustration that can come with implementing this type of program given the limited information, experience, and training available to churches today.
Steve Visser Founder/CEO
Steve has worked as a Police Officer and K-9 handler/trainer while serving nearly nine years in the United States Air Force. He has worked extensively with the NYPD, DEA, State Police from Delaware, New Jersey, New York and Pennsylvania as well as the US Secret Service and the US State Department. He has provided explosive detection dog support for President Ronald Regan, President George H. W. Bush, Secretary of State George P. Shultz, Secretary of Defense Caspar W. Weinberger and several other foreign dignitaries.
After serving his country, his entrepreneurial side drew him toward a career in business. He has developed a variety of small businesses involving Construction, Real Estate and Internet Marketing. Steve came to know the Lord at the age of 37 and has since devoted his life to serving Christ.
He has served in youth ministry, as a Sunday school teacher and in multiple church leadership positions. He answered the call to ministry in 2015 with the effort to create Hedge Protection Ministries. He was a spirited advocate of the Church Security Protection Act, personally pressing the Texas Legislature to change the law that would ultimately allow for churches to provide their own security.
He is a loving husband, father and grandfather. His passion is missions, writing, and teaching. He is an avid Michigan State fan and claims he is most relaxed when hunting, fishing or playing golf.