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 900 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 represents Lion Hudson plc of Oxford, England in the North American market as the exclusive distributor of Monarch Books, Lion Fiction and Candle Books and the religious market distributor for Lion Books and Lion Children's Books.
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.