• Ministry Loans

Grace Brethren Investment Foundation is ready and eager to provide affordable, competitive mortgage financing for FGBC churches and organizations.

GBIF exists as a ministry to help your church reach your community with the Gospel of Christ. Since its founding in 1955, GBIF has provided affordable mortgage financing for over 250 growing churches and ministry organizations in the FGBC for an aggregate sum in excess of $115 million.

Whether your church, school, or ministry organization needs a loan to purchase land, construct or remodel a worship facility, improve accessibility for the disabled, expand a parking lot, or add classroom space, etc., please call Grace Brethren Investment Foundation! Ask for Ken Seyfert, President and CEO, at 574-267-5161 or email him at kseyfert@gbif.com.

Some of the benefits of borrowing from GBIF include:

  • Competitive rates and terms
  • Experienced and helpful staff who understand church finances
  • On-line access to loan account information
  • No application or processing fees
  • No “points” that add to financing charges
  • Easy-to-follow application process with loan consideration by those who understand churches and ministries
  • Availability of senior officer to meet with building and/or finance committee
  • Consultation and advice for capital campaigns
  • Goodwill contributions made to FGBC ministries from GBIF net earnings

An application form is provided via the link on the left of this page for your convenience.

Comments from Pastors:

“We appreciate our relationship with GBIF. Eight years ago, our church was struggling and you were gracious to us in a time of need. As Grace has grown, so has our partnership with GBIF.  GBIF has continually served us and we are grateful for that!” — Pastor Keith Minier, Pickerington, OH

GBIF is just an outstanding ministry for our Fellowship.  They really understand the ebb and flow of church life, and as a result you end up having a relationship you wouldn’t get from a commercial lender.  The new addition will better enable us as a church and as a school to reach out to those around us.” 
– Senior Pastor Chip Heim, East Side GBC, Columbus, OH

“These facility upgrades are not just bricks and mortar. The upgrades have attracted more people to the camp and have therefore allowed more people to be introduced to the love of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. THANK YOU for your investment in the lives of children in the Northern Atlantic District of the FGBC. Thank you for making an impact for eternity in the hearts of our volunteers and campers.”
Executive Director Michael Gehlert, Camp Conquest, Denver, PA

This website shall not constitute an offer to sell or the solicitation of an offer to buy, nor shall there be any sale of Investment Accounts, in any state or other jurisdiction in which the Foundation has not authorized the making of any such offer, solicitation or sale (or in any manner or to any persons not consistent with any limitations on such authorization). The offering is made to eligible persons in authorized states or other jurisdictions solely by the Foundation's Prospectus, which more fully describes certain risks involved in a purchase of Investment Accounts. The Investment Accounts are unsecured obligations of the Foundation that are not insured or guaranteed by any government agency or other third party.