Privacy Policy



Our Privacy Commitment

Jackson First Baptist Church (JFBC) is committed to protecting the privacy of its members. The personal

information you share with JFBC will be used to support the administration and management of

ministries, delivery of services and the maintenance of programs offered by JFBC. We protect the

personal information and adhere to all legislative requirements with respect to protecting privacy.

Why does JFBC gather personal information?

Personal information is any information that identifies you as an individual. JFBC collects personal

information for a variety of purposes, such as:

• Church Membership registration and listings

• Church Directories

• Volunteer and leadership development

• Program and service registration, administration and delivery

• Counseling and prayer support

• Church administration (tithing, offerings, etc.)

How does JFBC ensure privacy protections?

We collect, use and disclose personal information only for the purposes that a person would consider

appropriate for the administration and management of a church organization.

Access to your personal information is on a “need to know” basis. We inform our church personnel and

volunteers of the importance of protecting your personal information. We will also advise all church

volunteers that personal information obtained during their service cannot be used for any purposes

other than authorized church ministry.

No personal information will be shared with third parties/affiliates for marketing/promotional purposes. All the above categories exclude text messaging originator opt-in data and consent; this information will not be shared with any third parties.

We will maintain adequate physical, procedural and electronic security with respect to offices and

information storage facilities (e.g. filing cabinets) so as to protect personal information against such risks

as unauthorized access, use, disclosure or destruction.

Tithing and Offering Information

Access to information regarding your tithes and offerings to JFBC is restricted to:

• The church volunteers who collect and count the offerings

• The church treasurer

• Both Financial and Administrative Assistants and Administrators for

the online giving account

• An outside accountant who reviews the church's financial records

You have the right to request access to information about your tithes and offerings. However, you

do not have the right to access tithing/offering information of other identifiable JFBC members

without their written consent. You may access aggregate tithing/offering information not linked

to an identifiable member. All requests for access must be submitted to the Church office,

and we will endeavor to respond to your access request as soon as possible.

Prayer Requests

We encourage our members to share their prayer requests so that we as a church may pray together.

We recognize some of the requests are sensitive and very personal. We will ensure that the personal

information contained in our prayer request list be limited only to that which we have been given

permission to publicize.

Jackson FBC Online

JFBC maintains its own website at Additionally, JFBC maintains various social

media pages and groups. We will carefully review the purpose and need before posting personal

information on any of these locations. If personal information is posted, we will limit the amount of

personal information to that which is necessary. Examples of where personal information might be

displayed is in listing leadership of small groups, which require a leader's name and information to

contact that person.

Pictures of church people, activities and events may also be displayed from time to time online.

Identifying information (e.g. your name or names of your family members) will not be included without

your permission. Additionally, we will also seek your permission before utilizing any close‐up pictures of

you or your family.

Jackson FBC Church Directory

JFBC may from time to time print or make available an online Church Directory. This directory may

include you and/or your family’s picture, as well as some contact information. The distribution of this

directory would be limited to members of the church. We will inform the church before publishing a

Church Directory for general use so that you may be given an opportunity to request not to

be in such a publication.


If you have any questions or would like to review your personal information, please contact our church

Administrative Assistant.