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Cybersecurity 101


Apr 28, 2023


4:45 pm - 5:30 pm


Facility Design‚ Use‚ and Safety

It’s 2023. Being connected to the internet is essential to every church’s mission. Yet, the cyber risk is ever increasing. Your church’s reputation and resources hang in the balance. We owe it to those we serve to learn how to intentionally address our cyber risk. This is the place to start.

Takeaways include:

  • Learn the basics every church leader needs to know and do to reduce their cyber risk
  • Explore the cybersecurity landscape
  • Gain knowledge and tools needed to assess your cybersecurity posture
  • Equip yourself with next steps to reduce cybersecurity risk


  • Johnathan Barnes
    Johnathan Barnes
    Owner of Ministry Cyber Professionals

    Johnathan serves as a Chief Ministry Cyber Professional (MCP). He is a cybersecurity subject matter expert and holds the following cybersecurity certifications: Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH), GIAC Certified Incident Handler (GCIH), Certified Information Security Manager, and Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP).
    Johnathan is the Executive Director of Virtual Ministry Assistants, a consultant with Ministry Architects, and adjunct cybersecurity instructor for Augusta Tech Cyber Institute located at the Georgia Cyber Center.
    Johnathan began working in ministry in 2000 as a youth volunteer at Scott AFB chapel while serving as an Air Force officer. He has served on a church staff as an executive pastor, youth pastor, children’s pastor, college pastor, and virtual (online and streaming ministry) pastor. He has also overseen prison, outreach, and mission ministries.
    Johnathan graduated from North Carolina A&T State University with a B.S. in Electrical Engineering. He also earned a Masters in Educational Ministries and a Masters in Religions and Cultures from Covenant Theological Seminary and coached Certificate in Youth and Theology students for Princeton Theological Seminary.


Christ Lutheran Fellowship Hall