Kregel, Inc. is composed of three divisions, Kregel Publications, Editorial Portavoz, and the Kregel Parable Bookstore. Each has a unique history.
Sensing a growing need for solidly evangelical works, Kregel Publications began in 1949 to supply resources to meet the spiritual needs of evangelical readers as well as the professional needs of pastors, missionaries, teachers, and Christian leaders. Today Kregel's backlist has over 1000 titles including, books on Christian education and ministry, contemporary issues, Christian living, fiction, and biblical studies, in addition to reprints of classic works. Kregel Publications partners with Gilead Publishing in Grand Rapids, Michigan, as the exclusive distributor of their Gilead, Enclave, and Evergreen Farm imprints. Kregel also represents Muddy Pearl of Edinburgh, Scotland, and Instant Apostle, based in England.
Established by veteran missionaries to Spain, Harold and Esther Kregel, Editorial Portavoz relocated its publishing program in 1982 to new offices at Kregel, Inc. in Grand Rapids. Today Editorial Portavoz offers a wide selection of over 500 solid, evangelical titles for the spiritual growth and encouragement of Hispanic readers worldwide.
The greater Grand Rapids area is served by the full-service Kregel Parable Christian Bookstore. Located in Grandville on Chicago Dr. near Wilson Avenue SW the store features a full selection of uniquely Christian products including books, Bibles, music, videos, cards, gifts, and ministry resources — all carried in stock every day.
To maximize the impact of quality, life-changing Christian resources
Our mission as an evangelical Christian publisher is to develop and distribute—with integrity and excellence—trusted, biblically based resources that lead individuals to know and serve Jesus Christ.
Kregel is committed to the essentials of conservative, evangelical Christianity, as reflected in the following primary doctrines:
The Carol Awards, hosted by ACFW, recognize the best Christian fiction published by traditional publishing houses in the previous calendar year. This year, two Kregel titles were named winners among eleven fiction categories.
"The Wondrous Gift" by Deborah Raney in O Little Town has won the AWSA Golden Scroll Awards Novella of the Year for 2023.