Mission and Vision

Since 1959, ABEC has been serving the denomination by supporting church extension. We are dedicated to the growth of the church and the stability of its members.

Located in the American Baptist Mission Center, we offer investment options for individuals, churches, and institutions that wish to express their faith via socially responsible investing practices. From those investments come the funds through which we provide financing for churches and institutions seeking to acquire, construct or renovate facilities to enhance ministry.

With the help of ABEC Comprehensive Building Services and ABEC Loans, churches and church-related institutions have purchased properties, moved from rented spaces into permanent homes, renovated sanctuaries, repaired leaky roofs, and installed elevators to make their buildings fully accessible. They’ve built classrooms, daycare centers, soup kitchens, schools, camps, and other facilities… even a complete village with recreational facilities and a life-care community.

We continue to provide lending and planning services that allow churches to serve their congregations and communities and share their faith far and wide — in short, to realize their ministry dreams.