Come Live Abundantly

Bethea is the only Southern Baptist affiliated Life Plan Retirement Community in the PeeDee region of South Carolina. We offer Independent Living, Assisted Living and Skilled Nursing. Additionally we provide inpatient or outpatient rehabilitation services in our state-of-the-art Rehab Center.

Continuing Care

Depending on their needs, residents can move in and live independently with access to all services and amenities without worrying about moving when they need a higher level of care. Bethea offers as much or as little care as our residents need from Independent Living to Skilled Nursing.

Multiple Living Choices

We offer many options for independent retirement living. We know this is your home and offer Cottages, Apartments, Patio Homes, Suites or a perhaps a Studio.

The Heart of Bethea

Bethea is a family and service opportunities are a big part of who we are. In addition to having a church on campus, we are connected to many non-profit groups in the the Florence-Darlington area. Those connections afford our residents many opportunities to serve and show love to the communities around us.

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I have come that they may have life, and that they may have it more abundantly. - John 10:10

What is Abundant Life?

The word “abundant” means exceedingly, very highly, beyond measure, more, a quantity so abundant as to be considerably more than what one would expect or anticipate.  

We want our residents to experience abundant living that is meaningful, purposeful, joyful, and eternal!

We are excited to Announce The Brand new

18 new state-of-the-art cottages will offer the largest floorplans in the area. Four designs are available ranging from 1,600 to over 2,500 square feet. This new community will offer barrier free access, quality appliances and finishes and maintenance-free living. Residents will also enjoy the campus’ 145 acres, exercise and pool areas as well as prepared meals, bistro dining and fun activities.

For more information call (843) 395-4402


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Take a Virtual Tour of Bethea.

Choose an area on the map below that you would like to explore.  Click or tap to be taken to that area. Swipe on your mobile device or click and swipe on your computer to navigate the area.  You should be able to see the entire room. Our living options have "hotspots" or areas near the door where you can click to see other rooms. To see the map again click or tap "Plan" in the lower left corner. You can also navigate from room to room by clicking the small thumbnail pictures along the bottom.

Life at Bethea, through the eyes of our Residents and Staff...


Living at Bethea provides freedom from the burdens of home ownership, maintenance and repairs.


Bethea has its very own chapel, pastor and a mission to serve senior adults with love and compassion.


Laughter and joy characterize life at Bethea, and our activities coordinator makes sure there are plenty of options.


Friendships blossom into “family” among the residents and staff at Bethea.


We value our residents’ independence and focus on wellness as an important part of everyday living.



Bethea Retirement Community is the only Southern Baptist affiliated retirement community in the PeeDee region of SC.   The spirit of community is the heartbeat of Bethea’s Christ-centered mission.  The moment you arrive at Bethea, the close-knit relationships among residents and staff foster the unmistakable feel of being welcomed by family.  At Bethea, retirement living is an opportunity to live abundantly as residents discover new ways to serve Christ and others with purpose.

Bethea Chapel

A Community of SCBMA

South Carolina Baptist Ministries of Aging has been helping seniors thrive since 1954.

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Our Beautiful Campus

It's not just the place, it's the people. Our residents are pleasantly surprised to discover just how quickly Bethea becomes home. 


Relationships Matter

Our community fosters an atmosphere of living, not retiring. An environment of continued service and purpose, not idle sitting. Many of our residents are drawn to our community because they have served as pastors, missionaries, or very active church members with a passion to continue in service. Our residents come together, pray together and serve together as God gives new vision and ways to minister throughout the retirement community and in the surrounding community at large.

I have peace of mind knowing that as my needs change, I'll be taken care of.

As a continuing care retirement community (CCRC), Bethea is equipped to support the changing needs of residents without requiring them to relocate.  Residents have security and peace of mind in knowing their future needs will be met.  Living options include independent and assisted living apartments, a cottage community, a rehab center, and an 88-bed skilled nursing facility.


Our Amenities

Aquatics Center

Our aquatics center offers aquatic therapy by a certified aquatic therapist, exercise for wellness, and fun for our residents and their families to enjoy.


Our on-campus primary care office is part of HopeHealth, Inc., a community health center that provides high quality healthcare to more than 37,000 residents in SC.  We are their 13th location!


We have church services, morning devotions, and Bible studies that are open to residents and members of the surrounding Darlington community to worship and serve together!


Our calendar is loaded with events and excursions both on and off campus.  Shopping, beach trips, and lunch out on the town are just a few of the opportunities that keep our residents busy with opportunities to socialize.


Like a small town, we have our own church, library, beauty/barber shop, country store, massage therapist, bistro, exercise room, aquatic center, restaurant style dining room and mail service.


We offer southern style dining with a wide selection of meats and sides.  Our residents love coming together for the noon meal to break bread and catch up on all the Bethea happenings.


We do a lot of laughing...being here is a lot of fun.  I don’t have to come to work.  I GET to come to work.

Doug, Activities Director

"My favorite thing about living at Bethea is you don’t ever have to be by yourself unless you want to be.  If you want to talk to somebody there’s always somebody to talk to."


“The people here at Bethea are special,
and I’m proud to be part of them.”


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At Bethea, retirement living is an opportunity to live abundantly as residents discover new ways to serve Christ and others with purpose.

If you would like to learn more or better yet, come by for a visit and see for yourself, we would really like to get to know you.

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