(AMARILLO GLOBE-NEWS) Calvary Baptist Church in Dumas will host a concealed handgun license class March 2, and although a house of worship is an unconventional locale for a class on how to safely use and carry firearms, the Rev. Brad Foster looks at it as a community service opportunity for the church.

“There is such an interest right now in the class, self-defense and protecting one’s family,” Foster, the church’s senior pastor, said. “We are always looking for ways to offer ministry and service to our community, and we never wanted it to be just for church members. People all over the area are expressing an interest.”

The 10-hour class, taught by state-certified instructor Mike Cearley, will be held in the church’s fellowship hall. Cearley said the class will touch on safety and legal guidelines for carrying a firearm.

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