Church Financing & Lending


Ziegler has over 100 years of experience in lending to churches nationwide – more than the combined church lending experience of most of today’s national specialized church lenders.

We have underwritten church financings/loans for many types of organizations – from multi-million dollar mega-campuses to small country churches. Some of America's largest churches obtained the financing for their major projects through Ziegler, including Saddleback Community Church, Vineyard Community Church of Cincinnati, EagleBrook Church, Hunter Street Baptist Church, Northridge Church and many others. But equally important are the smaller neighborhood churches we also work with as well. All great organizations impacting their communities.
What our experience means to your organization is that our bankers understand your plans, your financial statements, your specific business challenges and your organization's dreams. There is no learning curve when you apply for church financing/loan with Ziegler. Being a national lender to churches allows us to transfer and apply our knowledge to your organization's project. We've seen what has worked and what hasn't for ministries across the country.

We are your partners, bringing you value added information is it relates to not only financing but project planning, fundraising and construction. We understand the issues religious organizations face, and we know how those issues can affect the outcome of a project.  
And when it comes to church financing/loans solutions, there is no one better to dialogue with than Ziegler. We can bring the table the full complement of solutions to consider whether that is long-term financing, short-term financing or even tax-exempt options for your loan.

Please click on an applicable link below for more information:
·         Request a Brochure on Ziegler Church financing
·         Get Help Working out your needed loan size Source & Use of Funds Worksheet
·         Preliminary Loan application form - Initial Loan Worksheet


One of the first questions church and/or private school leadership should ask when considering a major project is, “How much debt can my church/school afford?” Please contact us to Determine your Debt Capacity.

Transaction Highlights

Shiloh Missionary Baptist Church
December 2016

New Money/Refinancing

Daystar Church
November 2016
North Carolina

New Money

The Stirring of the Christian and Missionary Alliance of Redding
October 2016

New Money/Refinancing

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