About Us

World Class Service for Seniors

The Pearl at Port Royal, a Phoenix Senior Living community, offers premier senior living services with superior personalized care and luxury-style accommodations with a comfortable, small-town feel. From the moment you enter The Pearl at Port Royal, it will become clear that our goal is to instill purpose and love in our seniors through our specialized programs and services. We exceed the expectations of ordinary personal care, and treat our seniors as a beloved family member.

All of us at The Pearl at Port Royal recognize that aging and memory loss can affect everyone differently. Our senior living services are designed to meet each resident’s individual needs, managed by a team of trained, dedicated, and engaged associates. Our mission is to cultivate a nurturing community to serve seniors with the personalized care they deserve.

Meet Barry James, Executive Director

Barry has been working in the senior living industry for over fifteen years in various roles and responsibilities. He started as an Executive Director and remained in that role for a number of years before becoming a Regional Director of Operations. He served two different organizations as Regional Director over a span of eight years, but his heart was always drawn to directly leading a community as an Executive Director.

Prior to working in senior adult communities, Barry was a pastor of three different churches throughout South Carolina for over twenty years. He has a degree in education from Gardener-Webb University and a Master of Divinity and Leadership from Southwestern Theological Seminary. In his off-time, Barry enjoys fishing, biking, barbecuing, cooking, and boating. He and his fiancé, Misty, reside in Bluffton with their two pugs, Max and Chloe.


Phoenix Senior Living, whose leadership collectively has been serving seniors in the Southeast for more than thirty years, is a company built on love that spans generations.  We believe that transitioning into your new home at The Pearl at Port Royal welcomes a new chapter in your life, where seniors can live as independently as they desire — a life where seniors can live, love, and learn in a luxurious yet comfortable environment.

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