I am tasked with coordinating safety and potential security concerns for my local rural church, which includes a Wednesday evening school for children ages birth through 18. I am aware of my rights and responsibilities as a CHL holder in Texas as it pertains to my role at church gatherings. But I need some clarification on a firearm issue that does not seem to be specified in the TX penal code, for non-CHL holders. I have been unable to settle this question through local law enforcement officers. There seems to be some confusion. It is my understanding that a private property owner may give permission to a guest to carry a handgun, shotgun and /or long gun while said guest is on that private property. It is also my understanding that the expanded definition of “property owner” can include a lessee or sole proprietor. So my question is; May the Pastor or Elders/Leaders (proprietor) of a church (private property) give permission to a parishioner (guest) to carry a firearm on said person while on church property? This is assuming that said parishioner has no CHL.