"The Lord shall bless thee ... thou shalt see thy children's children."  Psalm 128:5-6 (KJV)

About Us

Nestled along a fence line of timeless oak trees in beautiful Statesboro, Georgia, The Lodge at Bethany offers traditional and memory care living, as well as respite care, primarily to seniors.  Constructed on the former 63 acre Neville family farm, the newly constructed 44,000 square-foot Assisted Living Community offers a range of services and amenities in a residential atmosphere, focusing on meeting our Residents’ needs and well-being.

With over 90 years of healthcare service to seniors, Bethany redefined senior living with the opening of The Lodge at Bethany in 2016.  The Lodge is a not-for-profit, faith-based community owned and operated by the Primitive Baptist denomination.  Regardless of denomination or affiliation, everyone is welcome to participate in our faithful and joyous community of care.

Having originally begun as a Skilled Nursing Facility (SNF), then adding a Personal Care Home (PCH) in 1999, the governing body of Bethany desired to provide the highest quality of healthcare available for seniors in Statesboro and the surrounding counties.  With the newly created statutory distinction of Assisted Living Community (ALC) status, The Lodge at Bethany is the only licensed ALC in the area, and is focused on innovative, research-based programming that empowers Residents to live better, together.  Families of Residents are invited to participate in educational opportunities to learn more about Memory Care, Alzheimer’s, and other forms of dementia and receive assistance, inspiration, and the comfort of knowing that their loved ones are engaged and enjoying the most meaningful and fulfilling life.

Through Resident assessment and programming, staff training and management, family member education and support, and quality monitoring and improvement, The Lodge at Bethany is a leader in senior healthcare in Georgia.



The 1923 mission that began as Faith Cottage, where seven homeless widows were served, continues with The Lodge at Bethany, opened in January of 2016.


We invite you to engage in a faithful and joyous community of care.

Leadership & Staff


2017 Board Members

  • Edwin E. Akins, Chairman (1994-present)
  • Julian I. Deal (1987-present)
  • Sherri Dollar (2011-present)
  • Janelle R. Hughes, Secretary-Treasurer (2014-present)
  • Terry Manuel (2011-present)
  • Wade McElveen (1997-present)
  • Carolyn Phillips, Vice Chair (2014-present)
  • W.R. Smith (1960-present)
  • William M. Trapnell, (1989-present)
  • R.L. Akins, (2017-present)

Board of Trustees Emeritus

  • Marcile Bird (1994-Present)
  • Lattie Price (1991-Present)

Accreditation & Certifications

Georgia Council of Assisted Living

Georgia Council of Assisted Living



Statesboro-Bulloch Chamber of Commerce

Statesboro-Bulloch Chamber of Commerce

Bulloch County Walk to End Alzheimer's

Bulloch County Walk to End Alzheimer's

2015 and 2016 Sponsor
As the mission continues, we encourage you to join the Bethany family.   Become a Resident