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

Did you know? 

A recent study reveals that 13% percent of the people give 80% of the money to the church. Can you imagine what could be accomplished if all of us gave what we truly believed God is asking of us?

Ways you can give to First Baptist Church:

1. Cash or check in the offering plate.

2. Mail your check to the church:  203 S. 4th St., Murray, KY 42071.

3. Text the word GIVE to 270-232-2203. If it's your first time, you'll be prompted to click a link directing you to the online giving page to complete a one-time registration. Click SIGN IN then click REGISTER FOR AN ACCOUNT. Complete the contact information, then click REGISTER. Enter the secure PIN that the system texts you. Select the fund, enter the donation amount and payment information before completing your gift. Click SAVE PAYMENT to keep your payment information securely saved for future gifts.

To text a donation after the one-time registration, you can give immediately without having to re-enter any of your information. Simply text the desired amount and the fund keyword to the text giving number (Example: 250 Budget for $250.00 to the Operating Budget).

Other text commands:

  • EDIT - to make changes to your giving account and update contact information and/or update payment information.
  • REFUND - Refund your last gift. If you made an error, you may text REFUND within 15 minutes to refund the gift. If you realize you made a mistake after 15 minutes, contact Lori in the church office at (270) 753-1854 or
  • KEYWORD - See a list of active keywords. Keywords are the fund names the church has set up.

9. 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.