A Tradition of Excellence
Presbyterian Homes of Georgia is a Christian ministry providing exceptional services to enhance the quality of life for senior adults.
In 1942 an elderly congregant Anna Corrine Hubert asked her pastor, Rev. Dr. Frank McElroy, Sr., if the church had a place to care for older members. As pastor of First Presbyterian Church in Quitman, Dr. McElroy understood the importance of family. He and his wife Ina Mae Carpenter McElroy had nine children of their own. Developing a Christian ministry to serve God's most senior children became his purpose and his passion. With the first donation of 50 dollars from widow Mrs. J.W. "Mother" Allen, a ministry began. On September 1, 1949, the Presbyterian Home opened in Quitman with three elderly residents and Dr. McElroy as the director.
Today, Presbyterian Homes of Georgia is a statewide ministry, serving more than 1,000 residents on five campuses with a sixth campus in development. Even as the ministry grows, our mission to enhance the quality of life for senior adults remains constant. Our tradition of excellence is unchanged, and thanks to the covenant giving of our supporters, our promise to frail and elderly residents endures.
Presbyterian Homes of Georgia believes in:
- Inclusiveness, welcoming residents, clients, staff, and volunteers regardless of religious affiliation.
- Setting the highest ethical standard.
- Striving for excellence in all that we do.
- Respecting all whom we serve.
- Investing in dedicated staff and volunteers as the key to providing exceptional quality, care, and services.
- Committing to the highest standards of care for all residents regardless of their financial circumstances, socioeconomic status, and racial/ethnic background.
- Promoting the wellness of residents through innovative programming for mind, body, and spirit.
- Preserving as a valued asset our reputation for high quality and caring service.
- Innovation, creativity, and constant improvement.
- Effective, timely communication.
- Financial stability.
- Being a good neighbor in each of our locations.
Growing up on the Quitman campus, the second youngest of Frank and Ina Mae McElroy's nine children, I have known since childhood the compassionate caring of Presbyterian Homes of Georgia. Since 1949, this organization has experienced remarkable growth. Yet, what strikes me the most are the things that never change. My father charged that very first group of care givers and staff members to model Christ's love in their work for God's most senior children. For more than 65 years, that directive remains the same.
The same Spirit-driven principles and values that guided my father and his fellow pioneers in this ministry continue to guide us today. Our mission to enhance the quality of life for senior adults remains constant, even as the ministry grows to provide a full continuum of care for today's senior residents. Moving forward into our seventh decade, we honor our tradition of excellence, striving to meet the needs of each of our residents, one caring act at a time.
Presbyterian Homes of Georgia is grateful for the family of supporters, churches, donors, friends, residents, staff members, and volunteers, who nurture and nourish this ministry. Because of them, our tradition of exceptional senior living and compassionate care is thriving. I invite you to learn more about our exceptional communities and our caring ministry. Better yet, arrange a visit and experience Presbyterian Homes in action!
Yours in Christ,
Dr. Frank H. McElroy, Jr.
President and CEO
Presbyterian Homes of Georgia
Rev. Dr. W. Glenn Doak, Jr., Chair, Athens
Mr. G. Richard Pope, First Vice Chair, Atlanta
Mr. Jack R. Benedict, Second Vice Chair, Columbus
Rev. Eleana Garrett, Treasurer, Dawsonville
Mr. Samuel (Sam) W. Eskew, Secretary, Savannah
Dr. Frank H. McElroy, Jr., President and CEO, Quitman
Rev. Dr. Joanna M. Adams, Atlanta
Mr. Walter G. Elliott, II, Valdosta
Rev. Craig Goodrich, Atlanta
Rev. Charles R. (Chuck) Hasty, Jr., Columbus
Rev. Louly F. Hay, Covington
Mr. Larry M. May, Thomasville
Mr. Gilbert Milner, Athens
Mr. Gregory B. Morrison, Duluth
Mr. Robert H. Neel, White
Mr. Mark Roberson, Sandy Springs
Rev. Dr. Tony Sundermeier, Atlanta
Mrs. Jean Vernon, Brunswick
Rev. Rebecca Blackwell, Mission Coordinator, Cherokee Presbytery
Rev. Deb Bibler, Flint River Presbytery
Rev. Hilary Shuford, Northeast Georgia Presbytery
Rev. Jane Fahey, Presbytery of Greater Atlanta
Mr. Russell B. Gladding, Savannah Presbytery
Dr. Frank H. McElroy, Jr., President and CEO
Mrs. Dianne Arrendale, CFO
Mrs. Gwen Hardy, Chief Operating Officer
Mrs. Susan E. Stone, Director of Development
Mrs. Mary Jasper, Administrator Calvin Court
Mr. Russ Fitzgerald, Administrator Philips Tower
Mrs. Gwen Hardy, Executive Director Presbyterian Village
Mr. Alex Patterson, Vice President
Ms. Shelly Kirkendoll, Executive Director Presbyterian Home and Retirement Community