Photo & Video Policy

At Mt Olive St Paul we value the way in which photos, videos, and other media play a part in telling people the good news of Jesus. Photos and videos tell our story, provide guests information and an idea of what to expect when they attend our worship services and events, highlight the work of those who serve, and allow us to communicate our mission as a church that seeks Jesus, shares his love, and builds community.

Accordingly, photography, videography, and any other recording may be in progress at Mt Olive’s Sunday services, ministry activities, classes, programs, and other events. Mt Olive may use the media recorded at these events in materials produced by or for the church, including but not limited to our bulletins, posters, brochures, newsletters and other printed and electronic materials, and digital media (e.g., Mt Olive’s website, Facebook, Instagram, and other social media sites).  

By being present at Mt Olive services, ministry activities, classes, programs and events: (i) you consent to be photographed, videotaped, or otherwise recorded; (ii) you grant your permission for Mt Olive to use recordings containing your image, likeness, voice or statements, without compensation, credit or other consideration to you, for Mt Olive’s promotional, publicity, and other purposes, throughout the world and in perpetuity; and (iii) you agree to release, hold harmless, and indemnify Mt Olive from any and all liabilities and claims involving the use of your image, likeness, voice, or statements. 

While we reserve the right to photograph and record church events, we strive to ensure that photography and videography are used in safe and positive ways. We will not knowingly and intentionally post any photo, video, or other recording that would be embarrassing, objectionable, or hurtful to any clearly, personally identifiable individual in the recording.

Additionally, if you see a photo on Mt Olive’s website or social media page (e.g., Facebook or Instagram) that includes you or a member of your family and would like it removed, please contact us at or by using the phone number provided on this website. Please note we may not be able to remove your image from certain videos or live stream messages. Please understand that Mt Olive has no control over the recording, use, and posting of images or other media by non-church staff (e.g., by community members or news outlets), and has no ability to remove such media from publications, including internet or social media sites, that are not run by Mt Olive.