To strengthen the principles, influences, and strongholds of Jesus Christ by providing or arranging needed capital for churches and other Christian non-profit organizations; and
To provide or arrange capital for organizations who offer needed or wanted goods or services to the public, which goods or services do not serve to undermine or erode the moral foundation of America or violate Christian spiritual principles; and
To provide our customers the opportunity to participate in investments which we believe are a positive influence to mankind or which directly assist in spreading the good news of Christ Jesus; and
To strive to apply Christian morals, principles, and teachings to our daily conduct and business dealings.
The passion to employ time-tested business practices to benefit churches and investors was the basis for creating Great Nation Investment Corporation on June 19, 1989. Our ultimate vision was this: “Investors will bless churches by providing the needed capital for expansion and ministry and Churches will bless investors by paying a “lenders” rate of interest”. As a result of this dual relationship of “blessing”, the bible verses that best described this vision became the very basis for our corporate name!
I will make you into a great nation and will bless you;
I will make your name great, and you will be a blessing.
...and all peoples on earth will be blessed through you. Genesis 12:2-3 NIV
Many years and hundreds of successfully financed churches later, Great Nation has not deviated from the vision of helping churches and investors bless each other while carrying out Christ’s Great Commission. Our analytical evaluation techniques are used to provide sound financial counsel to Christian churches across America. Our goal and prayer is to facilitate the growth of Christian Churches in America by employing proven, business principles so that churches and investors are simultaneously blessed.
Great Nation’s motto is: “Building a great nation, one church at a time!”
During the 1970’s and 1980’s, long-term, fixed-rate church financing was one of the most, if not the most popular method of financing church expansion in America. This was primarily due to ever increasing interest rates during that point in time. Church finance companies proliferated. The president and founder of many church finance companies during the period were well intentioned ex-pastors and ex-ministers who were first introduced to church financing when the congregation they formerly led decided to issue Church Bonds to finance their church.
These ex-pastors and ministers were experts in preaching, teaching, motivating and pastoring. However, they lacked formal education, training and experience in finance and financing principles. As a result, the late 1980’s ended with several well-known churches unable to repay their debt due to “over-financing” and “betting-on-the-future”.
During 1987, as part of a group of experienced businessmen employed in the Church Finance Industry, we became disillusioned and disappointed over the “less than professional” methodology used to evaluate churches. We believed a church should never be put in a financial situation that could jeopardize its ministries or its existence!
Therefore, we committed to create a company that applied sound business financing principles to evaluate the creditworthiness of churches so churches could make better decisions. Although Christians ourselves, we believed any church investment should be based upon analytical evaluation instead of upon religious or denominational ideals and coercion.
States Where We Are Registered
This list is provided to fulfill state securities laws and to inform the public where we lawfully conduct our securities business. None of the content of this website is meant for the public in any state where we are not registered. Further, even though we may be registered to conduct business in your state, some of the securities listed may not be available for offer or sale in your state. The following is a list of states where we are registered.
Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, District of Columbia, Florida, Georgia,
Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana,
Nebraska, Nevada, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Puerto Rico, South Carolina, South Dakota,
Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Virginia, Washington, West Virginia, Wisconsin, Wyoming
Our Business Continuity Plan
Great Nation Investment Corporation has a Business Continuity Plan in order to respond to events that could significantly disrupt our business operations. Since the timing and impact of disasters and disruptions are unpredictable, we will attempt to apply sound judgement while maintaining flexibility for responding to actual events as they occur in order to resume business operations as soon as possible. You are being provided this information so you will understand how we intend to respond to any significant business disruption ("SBD").
We plan to quickly recover and resume business operations following a "SBD" by properly safeguarding and protecting our employees, property, books and records prior to any such event. Following such an event, we will assess our financial and operational viability in order to safely and effectively resume business operations.
Our business continuity plan addresses:
1) electronic data backup and recovery
2) mission critical systems
3) financial and operational assessments
4) communication with customers, employees, regulators and banks
5) regulatory reporting
6) procedures for providing customer access to their funds.
In the event our clearing firm in Dallas, Texas, experiences a "SBD", they also have a Business Continuity Plan in place, including backup of any customer information we provided to them.
Contacting Us Following a SBD
If you have a trading account through our clearing firm in Dallas, Texas, you should call our Great Nation Dallas Office at 800-486-3007.
Should such attempt be unsuccessful, contact our Home Office at the numbers listed above.
If both attempts are unsuccessful, contact our clearing firm directly at 800-678-3792.
For More Information
If you have questions about our business continuity plan or if you would like a copy of the complete plan, please contact us.