“A prudent man sees danger and takes refuge, but the simple keep going and suffer for it.”
With this Scripture as our guide, AGAPE Tactical strives to provide superior training to individuals, families, churches and businesses in the art of self-protection. All that we do in the service of others must come from a place of agape love.
Our Founder, Ken Alexandrow
Ken Alexandrow, founder of AGAPE Tactical, spent twenty-six years serving the citizens of middle Tennessee as a career police officer. He graduated from the University of Tennessee in Knoxville in 1991, with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science. He began his law enforcement career as a patrol officer and then was appointed to the Metro Nashville Police Academy as a confrontation management and firearms instructor. Next, he was selected to serve on the FBI Violent Crimes Task Force. He concluded his career as a Field Training Officer where he had the opportunity to supervise and train new police officers on how to apply their academy knowledge to real life situations on the street.
Since 1998, Ken has taught active killer response, personal protection, handgun carry permit, and advanced handgun, rifle and shotgun classes to private citizens. He specializes in helping schools, businesses and religious organizations develop plans for providing a safe learning, working and worshiping environment for their employees, members and guests. He has trained numerous church safety/security teams around the country. Ken lives in Franklin, Tennessee, with his wife and two children.
AGAPE Tactical Instructors have over 250 years of combined operator experience in Federal, State, and Local law enforcement, as well as Navy SEALs, Marine Corps, and SWAT. Our instructors apply that experience as they teach and train our students for real life application to tactical situations. AGAPE Tactical instructors speak from experience and with authority.
Chip has been an active law enforcement officer for more than 7 years and is currently an academy instructor for his police department. As Director of Tactical Training for Agape, he has assembled an outstanding team of instructors and provides some of the best training in the country. He has been an instructor for Agape for over 5 years.
Dawn has been the Director of Women's Training and Director of Business Operations for Agape for over 6 years. She has a BS in Business Administration and Finance and an MA in Religious Education. She has 30 years of teaching/instructional experience in a variety of disciplines. She holds multiple industry certifications has extensive firearms training with some of the best operator/trainers in the nation.
Joe Gilbert is the Director for Business Development for Agape Tactical. Joe's extensive career includes 10 years with the U.S. Air Force as a Foreign Technology Intelligence Analyst, a Combat Rescue Helicopter Pilot, a Squadron Commander, and Staff Officer and War Plans Analyst at US Air Force Headquarters – Pentagon. Post-military employment includes Lockheed Martin and Iowa State University. Joe has also served in multiple churches as the Director of Security Operations and on the Board of Directors of the Faith-Based Security Network. He is a native of Chattanooga, TN, an Honors Graduate and Distinguished Military Graduate from Auburn University, and he also holds a Master of Science in Public Administration from Troy University.
Gary served 29 years with the Shelby County Sheriff Department. His career positions include: Assault Team Leader, SWAT Team Instructor, and SWAT Commander. Certifications include: FBI Firearms Instructor, TN POST LE Instructor, TN POST Special Weapons and Tactical Instructor, and TN POST Close Quarters Battle/Live Fire Shoot-House Instructor. His responsibilities with Agape include: tactical Instructor, instructor on all firearms, executive protection, and security vulnerability analyst.
Brandon served 8 years in the U.S. Marine Corps infantry followed by 7 years as a Security Specialist/
Consultant, Close Protection Officer and Field Security Advisor with multiple private-sector entities and multinational government agencies. He has conducted and lead numerous operations in several countries throughout the Middle East and Southeast Asia.
Kent is a retired USMC Colonel with thirty years of service as an Infantry Officer, Amphibious Reconnaissance Officer and Foreign Area Officer for Sub-Saharan Africa. He participated in combat operations in both Operations Desert Storm and Iraqi Freedom. He has also served as a deputy sheriff and as a security contractor for the US Department of State. Has currently serves as the Dean of Students and science teacher at a prestigious private Christian school in middle Tennessee. His responsibilities with Agape Tactical include: lead classroom instructor, carry permit class instructor, and personal defense instructor.