Nonprofits and Real Estate

Faith-based nonprofit buys land for expansion

April 20, 2016
| By Pat Evans |
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Bethany Christian Services teen pregnancy
Pregnancy support is one of the various child and family services provided by Grand Rapids-based Bethany Christian Services. Photo via

A local faith-based nonprofit has purchased more than seven acres of land in the area to expand its operation.

Grand Rapids-based Bethany Christian Services and NAI Wisinski of West Michigan said yesterday that Bethany has purchased property on 52nd Street SE in Kentwood.

The 7.24-acre parcel runs from 930 to 948 52nd St. SE and includes 25,242 square feet of space in three existing office buildings.

Bethany purchased three vacant land parcels and the three office buildings from four sellers.

The nonprofit expects to renovate the buildings and could construct new buildings to help with the expanding services.

“God uniquely equipped Bethany to serve vulnerable children and families in West Michigan,” said George Tyndall, regional director, Bethany Christian Services. “We’re excited to increase our capacity to support even more children and families in the Grand Rapids area.”


Bethany Christian Services offers a range of services: family preservation; family counseling; foster care; infant and foster care adoption; post-adoption services; youth services; refugee and immigrant services; and pregnancy support.


NAI Wisinski of West Michigan represented the seller of three parcels and Bethany in the deals.

Pam Collins of NorthStar Commercial represented a seller of one vacant land parcel.

“This was truly a team effort and long-term strategic plan for Bethany’s future expansion in their services to the community,” said Hillary Taatjes Woznick of NAI Wisinski. 

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