Christian City Inc.

The information on this page was last updated 4/12/2023. If you see errors or omissions, please email: [email protected]


Nearly 1,000 senior adults and children in crisis are living hope-filled lives in our 500-acre community in Metro Atlanta. We are a not-for-profit, 501(c)(3) organization that provides vibrant living, life-changing hope & a community of loving friends.

The 500-acre campus is a unique living community located fifteen minutes south of Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport. The beautifully wooded setting is a convenient drive from Atlanta and suburban communities in the southern crescent such as Fayetteville, Peachtree City, and Newnan. There are seven programs that "live" on the campus:

The Children's Village: Residential Program for youth who are victims of abuse, abandonment or neglect. Each home is staffed by full-time house parents who provide a nurturing family environment.

A Safe Place Runaway & Homeless Youth Program: Children in crisis can go to over 70 Safe Place locations in the metro Atlanta area if they feel they are in danger. As a licensed National Safe Place agency, our staff is on call 24/7 to bring these children to safety at Christian City.

The Crossroads Foster Care & Adoption Program was launched in 2018 to find and equip wonderful families for children in need of a loving home. There are currently more than 12,000 children in foster care in the state of Georgia alone.

The Thrive Graduate Transition Program helps our high school graduates prepare for independent living.

An affordable active senior living community for adults age 65+ in a serene and convenient location with amenities to encourage a vibrant lifestyle. Active senior living residences include 287 subsidized apartments and 212 life-lease patio homes.

A highly rated healthcare facility, operated by PruittHealth, that includes 150 assisted living units and a 200-bed skilled nursing and rehabilitation facility. Memory care and Alzheimer's support units are included.

An active volunteer program that provides hundreds of opportunities for residents of Christian City and the nearby communities to serve on our campus.

Christian City is full of opportunities for people to live, thrive, get involved, serve and give. Whether you are looking for a home, a cause to support, a volunteer opportunity or a career move, you can find your place at Christian City.

Contact information

Mailing address:
Christian City Inc.
7345 Red Oak Rd
Union City, GA 30291


Phone: 770-964-3301

Email: [email protected]

Organization details

EIN: 580917609

CEO/President: Keith Horton

Chairman: Mike Harbin

Board size: 22

Founder: Jim & Dura Dyer, Byron & Rosie Marie Harper

Ruling year: 1965

Tax deductible: Yes

Fiscal year end: 06/30

Member of ECFA: Yes

Member of ECFA since: 1994


Christian City envisions a world where the most vulnerable among us have a safe home and loving community enabling them to thrive. Our ministries are centered on the love of Jesus Christ.

Mission statement

Our Mission is to extend Christ's call to love your neighbor through housing, health care and crisis intervention for children, families and older adults.

Statement of faith

Christian City is open to all people regardless of their worldview. Our Christian faith compels us to serve all. The teachings and actions of Jesus Christ provide clear direction on how to apply Christian principles in today's diverse society. The best way to put it is as follows:

Love your "neighbor." Who is your neighbor? Every person - regardless of their beliefs, race, socio-economic status or lifestyle.

Support and care for the poor.

Support and care for children and widows.

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Financial efficiency ratings

Sector: Community Development

CategoryRatingOverall rankSector rank
Overall efficiency rating1064 of 1110114 of 121
Fund acquisition rating777 of 111173 of 121
Resource allocation rating1019 of 1111110 of 121
Asset utilization rating1031 of 1110110 of 121

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Balance sheet
Receivables, inventories, prepaids$1,092,962$167,138$210,855$268,808$409,225
Short-term investments$8,840,779$0$0$0$0
Other current assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total current assets$13,495,304$4,512,990$5,179,046$5,196,651$4,713,240
Long-term investments$1,208,834$1,936,604$2,312,158$2,699,159$4,280,404
Fixed assets$20,642,488$17,341,538$17,437,391$17,607,930$10,496,586
Other long-term assets$1,142,892$2,844,696$1,960,818$2,381,495$6,816,221
Total long-term assets$22,994,214$22,122,838$21,710,367$22,688,584$21,593,211
Total assets$36,489,518$26,635,828$26,889,413$27,885,235$26,306,451
Payables and accrued expenses$709,589$1,334,930$1,104,928$1,370,190$1,368,158
Other current liabilities$3,220,689$2,450,139$2,549,124$2,128,739$1,806,426
Total current liabilities$3,930,278$3,785,069$3,654,052$3,498,929$3,174,584
Due to (from) affiliates$0$0$0$0$0
Other long-term liabilities$802,753$1,224,537$816,816$3,631,549$3,053,702
Total long-term liabilities$802,753$2,709,622$1,814,701$4,629,282$4,050,529
Total liabilities$4,733,031$6,494,691$5,468,753$8,128,211$7,225,113
Net assets20222020201920182017
Without donor restrictions$30,729,754$19,241,655$20,354,308$18,678,991$17,330,956
With donor restrictions$1,026,733$899,482$1,066,352$1,078,033$1,750,382
Net assets$31,756,487$20,141,137$21,420,660$19,757,024$19,081,338
Revenues and expenses
Total contributions$17,641,491$2,349,834$3,209,573$2,726,045$2,033,964
Program service revenue$3,127,936$2,555,384$3,574,878$3,223,894$2,989,836
Membership dues$0$0$0$0$0
Investment income$6,505$56,614$0$49,805$141,725
Other revenue$1,002,761$439,452$483,635$83,197$180,579
Total other revenue$4,137,202$3,051,450$4,058,513$3,356,896$3,312,140
Total revenue$21,778,693$5,401,284$7,268,086$6,082,941$5,346,104
Program services$5,075,518$4,582,248$4,738,552$4,215,000$2,354,134
Management and general$2,817,462$1,603,632$1,315,947$2,333,972$1,700,114
Total expenses$9,328,927$6,680,807$6,471,127$6,763,072$4,236,665
Change in net assets20222020201920182017
Surplus (deficit)$12,449,766($1,279,523)$796,959($680,131)$1,109,439
Other changes in net assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total change in net assets$12,449,766($1,279,523)$796,959($680,131)$1,109,439


Keith HortonPresident/CEO$180,801
George A MartinCOO$143,314
Lavann LandrumChief Development Officer$136,338

Compensation data as of: 6/30/2022

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The information below was provided to MinistryWatch by the ministry itself. It was last updated 4/12/2023. To update the information below, please email: [email protected]


Christian City was founded in 1965 by a group of concerned citizens from area Christian churches who built the first cottage as a refuge for children in need of a loving home. From the first 50 acres donated by Dr. Byron and Rose Marie Harper, the campus expanded over the years to the 500 acres that we have today.

From the very first days of envisioning the ministry to orphan boys, the founding ministers and area Christian leaders who made up the dream team, felt compelled to launch something that would meet a need, honor God and point people to Jesus Christ.

As the orphanage evolved into organized group homes for boy and girls, and then as programs were added to meet the needs of senior adults, the mission was always the same-minister to all in the name of Jesus.

Today, as the organization has expanded to include affordable housing, retirement villages, programs for rescuing teenagers, nursing and rehab, assisted living, dementia care, and so much more, the commitment to the mission remains the same-to love God by loving our neighbors, especially those who are marginalized, broken and vulnerable.

Program accomplishments

Thousands of lives have been impacted since Christian City was founded in 1965 by a group of concerned citizens who built the first cottage for eight boys in need of a loving home. From the children and seniors who have lived at Christian City to volunteers, staff members, church families, and people of the community who have financially supported our ministries over more than five decades, there are many true stories of lives changed, promises delivered, faith strengthened, and hope received. Today, Christian City is full of opportunities for people to live, thrive, get involved, serve and give.