Giving at First baptist

Why give to First Baptist Church:

Giving is a natural part of our worship to God.  Through the tithes, offerings, and estate gifts of First Baptist Church members and others, God continues to bless people both locally and around the world.  

"Do not store up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moth and rust destroy and where thieves break in and steal.  But store up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where moth and rust do not destroy, and where thieves do not break in and steal.  For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also."  -Matthew 6:19-21

Ways you can give to First Baptist Church:

  1. Place your gift of cash or check in the offering plate on Sunday morning.
  2. Mail your check to the church:  203 S. 4th St., Murray, KY  42071
  3. Appreciated assets:  Call the business office for more details about donating stocks, bonds, mutual funds, land, house, etc.
  4. Through a planned giving vehicle:  Ask your financial planner or call the church office for assistance.
  5. Electronically:
    • Online banking through your bank (set up a one-time or recurring check to be written to the church)
    • ACH/ Echeck (fill out a form available in the church office to have funds debited directly from your account and deposited to the church account)
    • Electronic check on this website (Click Here and then choose the picture of a check, the church incurs a nominal percentage fee)
    • Debit/Credit Card on this website (Click Here, Note: the church incurs a percentage fee)

First Baptist Church acknowledges the convenience associated with the use of debit and credit cards.  Therefore, we provide this option as an alternative method for contributing to First Baptist Church, but trust and encourage you to be a good steward of the Lord's resources.

A reminder from the Budget and Finance Committee:
According to IRS Publication 526, Charitable Contributions, in order to qualify as a deductible gift, the gift or contribution must be made "for the use of" a "qualified" organization.  First Baptist Church is recognized as a qualified organization by the IRS and must abide by guidelines in Publication 526.  Therefore, in almost all cases, First Baptist Church cannot give charitable contribution credit for monies designated to/for an individual.