Spiritual Wellness and Senior Care in Vancouver, Victoria and Kelowna | Baptist Housing

Spiritual Care

At Baptist Housing, we care about the whole person, and our commitment to nurturing holistic health is expressed through the specific provision of Spiritual Care. We ensure all our Residents have access to a Chaplain, and through casual conversation to grief support, chapel services and more, we aim to build trusting relationships which help our Residents live life to the fullest.

Although we are affiliated with the Fellowship of Evangelical Baptist Churches, we welcome and respect people of all faith in our senior living communities. Our interdenominational services allow those with different faith backgrounds a regular opportunity to worship. Residents are also encouraged to attend their own place of worship in the community if possible.

Our Spiritual Care Initiatives

  • Bible studies
  • Prayer groups
  • Church services
  • Hymn sings
  • Memorials
  • Hospital visitations
  • Chaplain office drop-ins
  • Sharing time
  • Videos
  • Wedding vow renewals

Our Chaplains

Baptist Housing's Chaplains are trained Christian ministers who focus on nurturing spiritual wellness through Christ's love. Our Chaplains serve the Residents as part of our Care Team, as friends who listen and care with physical presence, and as counselors who provide information and encouragement to embrace life and its purpose and meaning.

Aaron at Carey Place & Linwood Court

Your birthplace - Halifax, Nova Scotia. 

Favourite chocolate bar - Mr. BIg.

Song that makes you happy - A Sky Full of Stars by Coldplay; Your Love Never Fails by by Jesus Culture.

Best advice you ever received - Keep God in first place, your health second, spouse very very close to that second, kids third, work and ministry after. If you get these out of order, life begins to fall apart pretty fast.

A Bible verse that brings you comfort - Psalm 23.

Bruce at Sun Pointe Village

Your birthplace - Vancouver, BC.

Favourite chocolate bar - Lindt - Madagascar

Song that makes you happy - Romantic Country Music.

Best advice you ever received - To be a faithful pastor, remember these 3 things:

1. Love your people   2. Love your people   3. Love your people

A Bible verse that brings you comfort - "Behold, I stand at the door and knock. If anyone hears my voice and opens the door, I will come in to him and eat with him, and he with me." - Rev 3:20

Dave at Green Valley Estates & Sun Ridge Estates

Your birthplace - Rosetown, Saskatchewan.

Favourite chocolate bar - Eatmore.

Song that makes you happy - Happy by Pharrell Williams.

Best advice you ever received - Before replying, step back, take a breath.

A Bible verse that brings you comfort - "If God is for us, who can be against us?" - Romans 8:31

Daryl at Village at Smith Creek

Your birthplace - Portage la Prairie.

Favourite chocolate bar - Coffee Crisp.

Song that makes you happy - Vivaldi or anything classical.

Best advice you ever received - Marry her quick!

A Bible verse that brings you comfort - "We can make our plans, but the LORD determines our steps." - Proverbs 16:9

Gwen at The Heights at Mt.View

Your birthplace - Hong Kong.

Favourite chocolate bar - My homemade gluten free & vegan bars!

Song that makes you happy - "Ground" composed by William Croft and "Merry Go Round of Life".

Best advice you ever received - What would Jesus do? - it's a humbling reminder.

A Bible verse that brings you comfort - "For now we see only a reflection as in a mirror, then we shall see face to face. Now I know in part; then I shall know fully, even as I am fully known." - 1 Corinthians 13:12

Jacki at Village at Mill Creek

Your birthplace - Penticton, British Columbia.

Favourite chocolate bar - Snickers.

Song that makes you happy - Good Good Father.

Best advice you ever received - Ruthlessly eliminate hurry from your life.

A Bible verse that brings you comfort - "The Lord replied, "My presence will go with you, and I will give you rest... I am pleased with you and I know you by name." - Exodus 33:12-17

Jeanette at Grandview Towers

Your birthplace - Manila, Philippines.

Favourite chocolate bar - Hershey's and Lindt.

Song that makes you happy - Because He Lives.

Best advice you ever received - Life is not a race.

A Bible verse that brings you comfort - "One thing I ask from the Lord, this only do I seek:
that I may dwell in the house of the Lord all the days of my life, to gaze on the beauty of the Lord and to seek him in his temple." - Psalm 27:4 

Karen at Shannon Oaks & Clarendon Court

Your birthplace - Calgary, Alberta.

Favourite chocolate bar - Cadbury's Pretzel and Peanut Butter.

Song that makes you happy - Elevation by U2.

Best advice you ever received - Put down what is already in your hand before you start something.  

A Bible verse that brings you comfort - "In this world you will have trouble. But take heart I have overcome the world." - John 16:33     

Keith at Shannon Oaks & Elgin Gardens 

Your birthplace - Lake Cowichan, Vancouver Island.

Favourite chocolate bar - Crunch.

Song that makes you happy - Mary, Did You Know.

Best advice you ever received - It's actually my favourite phrase from the Scriptures: "And it came to pass . . ."

A Bible verse that brings you comfort - The verse my parents placed inside the front cover of the Bible they purchased for me before leaving for Bible College in 1967."So do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you; I will uphold you with my righteous right hand!" - Isaiah 41:10                                                                                                                                         

Noel at Maple Towers & Grandview Towers

Your birthplace - Phillippines.

Favourite chocolate bar - Reese's Crunchy Peanut bar.

Song that makes you happy - Disco songs.

Best advice you ever received - Good or Bad, only God knows. He makes all things beautiful in His time.

A Bible verse that brings you comfort - "So do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God, I will uphold you with my righteous right hand!" - Isaiah 41:10  

Randall at Hallmark

Your birthplace - Edmonton, Alberta.

Favourite chocolate bar - Mars Bars.

Song that makes you happy - Brown Eyed Girl.

Best advice you ever received - Just before my Seminary Graduation I met Doctor Sidlow Baxter. He said to me: 'Young man be a master of the Book,"as I said thank you and began walking away, he said, "Young man, also makes sure the book is a master of you."

A Bible verse that brings you comfort - "Surely God is my salvation; I will trust and not be afraid. The LORD, the LORD himself, is my strength and my defense; he has become my salvation." - Isaiah 12:2