Even before Sunday’s shooting at a small Baptist church in Texas, the Trump Administration was moving ahead with efforts to train houses of worship on emergency security procedures, including active shooter situations.
Now, an Administration official says he’ll be working even harder to train religious leaders on how to secure their members and property.
A gunman shot and killed 26 people at First Baptist Church of Sutherland Springs, east of San Antonio on Sunday. Victims included children, a pregnant woman and the pastor’s 14-year-old daughter. Some 20 others were wounded.
“This is a wing of American evangelicalism that is deeply hurting right now,” Jamie Johnson, the director of the Department of Homeland Security’s Faith Based and Neighborhood Partnerships office told TIME Sunday hours after the shooting.