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Bless Your Pastor

Churches Love Their Pastors

Maybe it’s not surprising, but we were amazed over the past year how churches gave generously to their pastors to help reduce or eliminate debt through the Ministerial Excellence Fund.

This season, from pastor appreciation month in October, Thanksgiving in November, and Christmas in December, we want to encourage churches to be generous by taking a special offering to bless their pastor.  The added bonus? If a church takes a special collection to help a pastor pay down student loans or medical debt, the Board of Benefits Services will match their gift up to $2,000.  These matching funds are limited, and will be given on a first come, first serve basis.

Apply for matching funds


Before filling out this application for matching funds, make sure you have the following:

  • The funds have been collected, and are ready for withdrawal in your bank account.
  • You have all the information necessary to fill out the ACH withdrawal form.
  • Your pastor has a PDF statement which includes lender information, account number, balance, and an address for remittance.
  • Please limit the amount of bills to be paid to a maximum of 2 payments.
Have a question?

We are here to help!

Board of Benefits Services
475 Riverside Drive, Suite 1606
New York, NY 10115
866-221-5480; FAX: 833-627-7620