About Mt. Carmel Community

We are delighted that you are interested in Mt.Carmel Community and hope that you will find the information on our website informative and helpful. Whenever you are talking with us about Mt. Carmel you will often hear the words family, home, and community. This is deliberate and sincere. We consider our senior living community more than just a place to live. Our goal is for you to consider this your new extended family and to find your home in our community!

One thing we truly believe sets Mt. Carmel Community apart from other facilities is that we are locally owned and owner managed. Not only do the administrators strive to make sure our facility is a nice, clean building, but also a loving, compassionate place that you can call home.  Our staff is committed to providing personal attention and taking quality care of our residents.

Mt. Carmel Community is a licensed Assisted Living II facility. We encourage and enable our residents to enjoy as much independence as possible by providing assistance, as needed, with the activities of daily living and medication management.

More independent seniors might find our garden home option a more suitable transition from their own home, while still allowing them to be a part of our community. The peace of mind and security of having help nearby when needed and yet maintaining a private residence is an attractive alternative for independent seniors.

Our continuation of care also provides a Memory Care option for individuals with a diagnosis of dementia or Alzheimer’s disease. At Mt. Carmel Community, we call our Memory Care Unit, “Elijah’s Place.” Along with 24-hour nursing care, residents of Elijah’s Place benefit from a lower resident to staff ratio. We are pleased to be able to offer such a wide variety of senior living options at each of our three locations.

Come be a part of Mt. Carmel Community! We’ll welcome you into our family.

Mission Statement

Our mission is God driven – to minister to seniors with a loving, caring devotion.


Our goal is to provide for the physical, emotional, mental, social and spiritual well-being in the lives of our Mt. Carmel Community family members.


Our Team

Jimmy Elrod

Executive Director/Managing Partner

When Mt. Carmel Community was opened in 2008, it brought to life Jimmy Elrod’s vision of establishing a Christian senior living community that would provide for the physical, emotional, mental, social and spiritual well being of its residents.  As the Executive Director, Jimmy draws from his experiences as a teacher, principal, church administrator and long-term care insurance specialist.   Jimmy was previously the Arkansas State Representative to the National Council for Assisted Living and serves as the Past President of the Arkansas Assisted Living Association.

Randy Jones

Managing Partner/Administrator, Benton Location

As one of the founders and managing partners of Mt. Carmel Community, Randy Jones has been a part of this exceptional senior community since its inception.  He serves as the Administrator of Facilities and Finances.  Being an owner-manager is part of what makes Randy so valuable to Mt. Carmel Community and its quality of care.  His partnership with Jimmy is the continuation of their lifelong friendship and they share the same God-driven goal of ministering to the Mt. Carmel family with loving, caring devotion.


Phillip Petty, RN

Regional Director of Nursing, Director of Nursing at Mt. Carmel Community at The Village

Phillip Petty began working at Mt. Carmel Community in 2010 as a resident assistant.  Because of his work ethic and his devotion to the residents, Phillip very quickly endeared himself to the entire community.  While attending nursing school, Phillip gained experience by working in every area of our care department.  Upon completing his degree, he transitioned into his current position as Director of Nursing.  Phillip now serves as our Regional Director of Nursing and assists all of our Mt. Carmel locations.

Matt Gipson

Director, Mt. Carmel Community at The Village

Matt has been the Director of Mt. Carmel Community at The Village since its inception. Matt’s Bachelor’s degree in Public Relations makes him an excellent communicator, which is critical in his role as the Director of Mt. Carmel Community at The Village. Since beginning work in 2012, Matt has been systematically learning the intricacies of each department and helping to document their policies and procedures in preparation for the opening of Mt. Carmel Community at The Village.

Mike Gross

NWA Regional Director

Mike Gross comes to Mt. Carmel after serving over 15 years with senior adults as the founder and owner of an In-Home Healthcare company in Arkansas. Mike is a lifelong Arkansas resident and has worked in healthcare since 1985. Mike is a Fellow in the American College of Healthcare Executives, President of the Arkansas Academy of Industrial Engineers, member of the Rotary Club, and active in his Church and Community. This experience, along with prior employment and a Master of Business Administration degree, makes him a perfect fit.