By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS
Published: December 10, 2006
MARTINEZ, Ga., Dec. 9 (AP) — At the evangelical Stevens Creek Community Church, God takes credit cards.
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Kiosks at the Stevens Creek Community Church in Martinez, Ga., accept donations via credit or debit card.
Debit cards, too.
Two “giving kiosks” sit outside the church’s chapel in East Georgia, high-tech collection plates that allow people to swipe their credit or debit cards and instantly send donations. Marty Baker, the church’s pastor, likes to call the terminals A.T.M.’s: “automatic tithe machines.”"