Giving…beyond  a life time

Welcome to First Baptist Church of Roswell Foundation, Inc.

The First Baptist Church of Roswell Foundation, Inc. was formed under the authorization of First Baptist Church of Roswell in 2007 to provide members and friends the means to perpetuate the ministries and mission of the church.  Through gifts to the foundation the ministries of First Baptist Church of Roswell can be supported now and into the future.  Your gifts will help to insure that First Baptist Church of Roswell continues its standards of excellence in Christian ministry to present and future generations of the community we are called to serve.  Your gift will help to strengthen the solid foundation on which to continue the mission of the church and will truly “give beyond a life time”.

We accept a variety of gifts including but not limited to: cash, bonds, stocks, life insurance, and real estate.  Gifts go to a general fund used to generate income to be used accordingly for ministries of the church.

The Foundation stands as a separate entity under the ministry of First Baptist Church of  Roswell  certified as a 501(c) (3) non- profit corporation.  All Foundation board members must be church members in good  standing , having been a church member for five years.  The Senior Pastor of First Baptist Church of Roswell serves as a nonvoting Director of the Board.

Please see the following information and or call us with any questions.  You may contact any board member or the church financial manager, JoAnne Wright at 770-587-6980.

Board of Directors:

Gene KimbrellChairman
Frank Sexton – Vice Chairman
Mark ArmentroutTreasurer
Barbara Goodwin – Secretary
Bill Cook – Director

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How Can I Give?

There are many ways available to give to the First Baptist Church of Roswell Foundation.  Some are simple and straightforward, while others are more complex.  Gifts can be made at any time both now and in the future.

CASH

Cash, usually in the form of a check may be given through the church or sent directly to the Foundation.  Checks should be made payable to First Baptist Church of Roswell Foundation, Inc. or  If given through First Baptist Church of Roswell,  the gift should be clearly designated as a gift for First Baptist Church of Roswell Foundation, Inc.

SECURITIES

A gift of securities (i.e. publicly traded stocks, bonds, mutual funds) can also be given to the Foundation. Contact JoAnne Wright, 770-587-6980 to coordinate the giving.

REAL ESTATE

Gifts of real estate include residences, farms, commercial property, and income producing and non-income producing property.  The Foundation accepts most unencumbered property. Time frames must be considered when liquidation of  real estate assets  is required.

TANGIBLE PERSONAL PROPERTY

Gifts of tangible personal property such as jewelry,  artwork,  collectibles, antiques, vehicles, boats, etc. may be donated to the Foundation.  This type of gift must be evaluated individually by the Foundation for suitability before being accepted.

BEQUESTS THROUGH A WILL OR TRUST

A bequest through your will or trust is a way to give to the Foundation while enabling you to retain the use of your asset during your lifetime.  You can give a specific dollar amount, a percentage of your estate, or the remaining property after all other obligations are fulfilled.

LIFE INSURANCE BENEFICIARY DESIGNATION

You can name the Foundation as the owner and beneficiary of an existing or new life insurance policy.  If you wish to contain control over the policy, you can make a future gift through a beneficiary designation.

RETIREMENT PLAN BENEFICIARY DESIGNATION

You can designate the Foundation as the beneficiary of your IRA or other retirement plans. 

THE FOUNDATION RECOMMENDS THAT IN ALL CASES, NO MATTER WHAT TYPE GIFT IS CONTRIBUTED THE GIVER SEEKS APPROPRIATE LEGAL AND FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE  BEFORE CONTRIBUTING.

The First Baptist Church of Roswell Foundation Inc., a 501 (C) (3) corporation was incorporated in 2009 and immediately began receiving  gifts.  Gifts may be given as undesignated funds to be used at the discretion of the Foundation or designated for specific purposes.  Please see the bylaws or contact us for information on designation and uses of funds.

The Foundation board of directors are recommended  by the nominating committee of First Baptist of Roswell  and  voted on by the church in church conference.  The directors will be responsible for ensuring investments are reasonably diversified at all times.  The directors do not receive any pay or compensation for their services.  The Board of Directors consists of five church members with staggered five year terms.  All Directors must have been members of First Baptist Church of Roswell for five years.  The Senior Pastor is a non-voting member of the Board of Directors.  The Board of Directors elects its officers.