Bethany Homes Houston
Hospitality, Convenience, Tranquility

Dr. David Chan, D.Min. BCC


Bethany Homes Houston was established by the Rev. Dr. David Chan, D. Min., in 2009. Serving as a hospital chaplain at the Texas Medical Center, Dr. Chan understands the financial burden on patients and families who have to stay near the hospital for weeks or even months while receiving medical treatment. Patients and families often begged him to help find affordable housing to alleviate the anxiety and the frustration. One day, he was so moved by the desperate plea of a terminally ill patient that he decided to do something about it.  He renovated and refurnished his own home and turned it into a "Home Away From Home" for the family. Since then, he has added several units to his portfolio to meet the needs not only of the patients of the Texas Medical Center, but also students and interns at the schools and research institutions such as Baylor, Rice, UH, TA&M and UT Health. Observers and exchange scholars at MD Anderson, Texas Childrens, Texas Heart Institute and the Methodist Hospital also find his Homes as havens of rest after a hard working day. 


Dr. Chan received his Master of Divinity from Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary in Wake Forest, North Carolina, and the Doctor of Ministry from Fuller Theological Seminary in Pasadena, California. He was a missionary to South East Asia for 13 years and served as the dean of a Bible college. He also pastored several churches and was adjunct professor of church growth and pastoral leadership at several seminaries around the world. After his wife died of cancer at the M.D. Anderson Cancer Center in 2001, he decided to become a chaplain and minister to the spiritual needs of patients and their families.  He recently retired at age 75. He is now married to his new wife, Deborah, who was a professional singer and lead actress in Chinese movies.  He is the proud grandfather of a 30 months' old baby girl.  


He names his condos "Bethany Homes" to convey his mission of providing hospitality, affordability, and peace of mind to people who need it most. 

We’re here to help! Call, email or text us if you have any questions before and during your stay.  We're just a few blocks away if you have any emergencies or trouble.  If we don't hear from you during your stay, we'll assume you're okay and will most likely stay out of your hair unless there's a building-related emergency.

Rev. Dr. David Chan, D. Min.  
Cell: +1-713-302-6122