Terms of Use: The Baptist Start Page

The Baptist Start Page is a ministry of First Baptist Church, Tallassee, Alabama. Pastor Derek Gentle is the author of the on-site material, unless noted otherwise.

This site links to many off-site resources. Unless the URL (address in the address bar) shows either www.baptiststart.com or www.fbctallassee.com in the address, you are off-site. Naturally, we cannot give anyone permission to use materials on a site other than our own. Please look for a terms of use page on others' sites.

Regarding materials found on this site (www.baptiststart.com / www.fbctallssee.com):

  • It is FREE
  • You are welcome to use it as is.
  • It is OK to adapt it and make revisions to suit your needs and use it in your church/ministry.
  • It is NOT OK to take it, copyright under your name (or your group's name), and sell it as your own. It is NOT OK to take it, revise it, copyright it, and then sell it as your own. That would be stealing.
  • It would be best not to represent another's work as your own. Some have taken sermons, for example, and used them in their entirety, without giving credit. When you find something helpful - on this site or any other - it is best to say something like, "I found this sermon from Pastor So and So and thought it addressed this subject in a very helpful way. So, today, much of what I'm going to say, comes from his sermon series on such and such." ...Something like that. This will protect you from charges of plagiarism.
  • If you ever find any material on this site that appears to be cited incorrectly or without permission, please e-mail me (derek@fbctallassee.com) or call me at the church office (334) 283-2287. We will correct any inadvertant errors of this nature on the fast track.

All Sermons and Files Since 2003:
Unless otherwise noted, all Scripture quotations are taken from the Holman Christian Standard Bible® Copyright © 1999, 2000, 2002, 2003 by Holman Bible Publishers. Used by permission. Holman Christian Standard Bible®, Holman CSB®, and HCSB® are federally registered trademarks of Holman Bible Publishers.

All Sermons and Files Prior to 2003:
Unless otherwise noted, all Scripture quotations are taken from the THE HOLY BIBLE: NEW KING JAMES VERSION. (NKJV) Copyright © 1982 by Thomas Nelson Inc. Quoted by permission. All rights reserved.