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Jack Wilson (Texan)

Jack Wilson (Texan)

Jack Wilson is a former reserve deputy sheriff from Texas. He received national media attention after stopping an active shooter named Keith Thomas Kinnunen in the West Freeway Church of Christ, saving the lives of the other 242 people in attendance. [1] [3] [3]

Personal Life

Jack Wilson is from Granbury, Texas where he went to C.F. Brewer High School. He has been married to his wife of over 50 years and has 3 daughters, 10 grandchildren and 1 great-grandchild. [1]

He is a major gun enthusiast and was even quoted once on a program that aired on NBC Dallas-Fort Worth discussing Barack Obama's implementation of stronger background checks: [1]

"To me, it’s kind of a dog-and-pony show.

What he’s doing is not causing any major changes in the way business happens"


Jack Wilson is a loyal supporter of Donald Trump and is politically active. In early December of 2019, he posted on his Facebook page:

"I totally stand by President Trump.

Please be sure you are registered to vote and please vote.

The survival of the USA is in the balance in 2020!!!"


Jack Wilson has been a small business owner for more than 30 years. He also spent many years negotiation contracts with major defense companies. He is the owner of "On Target Firearms Training Academy, Inc." which was established in 1995 as a firearms training and service storefront meant to educate people about their second amendment rights. Sadly, the shop burnt down in 2016 and investigators believe the cause was an electrical malfunction. The building had an indoor firing range, electronic fingerprinting services, and classes in things like concealed handgun licenses, hunters’ education, emergency preparedness, and an AR-15 class. [2]

Jack is running for Precinct 3 County Commissioner under the slogan: "Make sure your vote is on target." On his Facebook campaign page he spoke about his experience taking out an active shooter: [4]

"I just want to thank all who have sent their prayers and comments on the events of today.

The events at West Freeway Church of Christ put me in a position that I would hope no one would have to be in, but evil exist [sic] and I had to take out an active shooter in church,"


On December 29th 2019, gunman Keith Thomas Kinnunen walked into the West Freeway Church of Christ with the intention of killing as many people as possible.

Jack Wilson, along with several other armed citizens returned fire, killing the gunman within seconds.

Sadly, Deacon Anton “Tony” Wallace and security guard Rich White were murdered in the chaos.

The situation could have been more tragic if Texas state law hadn't passed a gun law in 2017 that allowed armed security guards in churches and, in September 2019, a law that allowed licensed handgun owners to bring guns into churches.


Jack Wilson was carrying a SIG P229-357 SIG when he fired it into Keith Thomas Kinnunen.

He later posted an open prayer on Facebook:[4]

"I’m thankful to GOD that I have been blessed with the ability and desire to serve him in the role of head of security at the church.

I am very sad in the loss of two dear friends and brothers in CHRIST, but evil does exist in this world and I and other members are not going to allow evil to succeed.

Please pray for all the members and their families in this time.

Thank you for your prayers and understanding."


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