A Sense of Responsibility PROPELLED OUR FOUNDER

The ministry of LifeSpire of Virginia began with one man’s realization that not all seniors had family members able to assist them in their retirement years. Dr. J.T. Edwards, pastor of Culpeper Baptist Church, felt a strong responsibility to Virginia’s Baptist seniors. In partnership with the Baptist General Association of Virginia in 1945, Dr. Edwards worked to establish the new organization, raised funds for the first building, and led the ministry until his death. Since then, we have grown to four beautiful and welcoming continuing care retirement communities. As a family of nonprofit communities with a growing Foundation that raises funds for benevolence, we are dedicated to serving residents by providing for them a fulfilling and worry-free lifestyle. We invite you to learn more about what makes LifeSpire of Virginia such a unique ministry.

Seventy Years

Nearly 70 Years Ago, It Began With A Dream

Our founder’s vision was to create a new ministry and open a home to care for seniors. Find out how Dr. J.T. Edwards, with support from individuals, Virginia churches, and the BGAV brought his dream to life. Learn About Our History >

Shared Purpose Feeds Our Mission & Vision

Today, LifeSpire operates four exceptional communities that welcome people of all faiths and backgrounds. In addition to The Culpeper, continuing care retirement communities are located in Newport News, Richmond, and Daleville, Virginia. While each LifeSpire community has a unique setting and features, all share the steadfast mission of empowering individuals with choices in purposeful living. During a time in life when seniors may find themselves without a caring support system, residents of LifeSpire have their bodies, minds, and spirits nourished through quality care, faithful service, and the ideals of family. For this reason, LifeSpire is now a recognized leader among retirement community operators for its dedication to quality care, programming, and service to seniors.

Shared Values Guide Our Progress

Each LifeSpire community has its mission to empower individuals with choices in purposeful living and operates on a single value system. Learn More about The LifeSpire Way >