Our Mission

Baptist Homes & Healthcare Ministries is a distinctively Christian ministry called to JOYFULLY SERVE in a CHRISTLIKE manner by EDUCATING, ADVOCATING, and CARING for the aging for the GLORY of GOD.

Our Vision

Making Christlike ministry the standard of care for the aging.

Joy with Resident

“Missouri Baptists are committed to supporting each waypoint of life. The Baptist Home provides contextualized care and support to our aging population. From independent living to skilled nursing care, the attentive and compassionate Baptist Home staff are ready to provide the education and services needed to promote the physical, emotional and spiritual wellbeing of the elderly. Undergirding our mission and philosophy of care is a biblical worldview that informs every aspect of The Baptist Home ministry. I hope and pray you will take time to explore the services The Baptist Home provides at each of our four locations.”

– Dr. Rodney A. Harrison, President


For over 100 years, The Baptist Home has provided quality, Christian care to the aging. During this time, The Home has grown to four campuses located across the state of Missouri with campuses at Arcadia Valley (Ironton), Ashland, Chillicothe, and Ozark. In addition, The Home provides nearly $2 million dollars each year in benevolent assistance to residents in long-term care who can no longer pay the full cost of their care. The Home has further expanded its services to reach those outside our doors by providing ministry through educational services and outreach programs designed to assist churches and other organizations to help aging individuals who may never grace our door steps.



During the last twenty years, The Home has grown to four campuses, has sponsored and consulted on multiple overseas ministry projects and developed an Education Department to provide valuable resources for seniors, loved ones, churches and organizations.

Conservative stewardship and planning enable The Baptist Home to provide continuing support for benevolence-assisted residents. Your gifts help The Home continue its long heritage of providing life-long care to residents regardless of their financial situation. In accordance with Baptist Home policy, there is no distinction between the care and attention provided to self-pay residents and to those receiving benevolent-assistance.