NBA learned its office building in St. Louis was to be sold in 1981, just as Gibble was preparing to retire. The cost of relocating was prohibitive, so NBA joined forces with the Division of Higher Education (DHE, now Higher Education and Leadership Ministries) to ask Theodore P. Beasley of Dallas, TX, to help them construct an office to share. Beasley, a retired insurance executive, was “well-known for his philanthropic, community, and church activities and support.” He gave a total of $2.1 million for the construction and maintenance endowment.
The Beasley Building at 11780 Borman Drive housed the national offices of NBA and DHE and provided space for the Mid-American Zone Office of the Christian Church Foundation. It was completed in 1982, after Richard Lance became NBA’s president. “The necessity for a new national office was really symbolic of the most recent stage of the evolution of NBA,” and the growth of their central/national staff. (Inasmuch, p131-32.)
Former NBA offices include: