Christian City Inc.

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Nearly 1,000 senior adults and abused children are living hope-filled lives in our 500-acre community of faith. We are a not-for-profit, 501(c)(3) organization that provides vibrant living, life-changing hope and a community of loving friends. Life at Christian City is all about looking forward to a better day and living life to its fullest.

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


Organization details

EIN: 580917609

CEO/President: Keith Horton

Chairman: Mike Harbin

Board size: 19

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

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Financial efficiency ratings

Sector: Community Development

CategoryRatingOverall rankSector rank
Overall efficiency rating1010 of 102274 of 76
Fund acquisition rating874 of 102465 of 76
Resource allocation rating967 of 102470 of 76
Asset utilization rating969 of 102270 of 76

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Balance sheet
Receivables, inventories, prepaids$167,138$210,855$268,808$409,225$77,843
Short-term investments$0$0$0$0$0
Other current assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total current assets$4,512,990$5,179,046$5,196,651$4,713,240$4,996,524
Long-term investments$1,936,604$2,312,158$2,699,159$4,280,404$4,229,240
Fixed assets$17,341,538$17,437,391$17,607,930$10,496,586$9,540,391
Other long-term assets$2,844,696$1,960,818$2,381,495$6,816,221$5,848,564
Total long-term assets$22,122,838$21,710,367$22,688,584$21,593,211$19,618,195
Total assets$26,635,828$26,889,413$27,885,235$26,306,451$24,614,719
Payables and accrued expenses$1,334,930$1,104,928$1,370,190$1,368,158$672,394
Other current liabilities$2,450,139$2,549,124$2,128,739$1,806,426$4,630,827
Total current liabilities$3,785,069$3,654,052$3,498,929$3,174,584$5,303,221
Due to (from) affiliates$0$0$0$0$0
Other long-term liabilities$1,224,537$816,816$3,631,549$3,053,702$244,536
Total long-term liabilities$2,709,622$1,814,701$4,629,282$4,050,529$1,244,536
Total liabilities$6,494,691$5,468,753$8,128,211$7,225,113$6,547,757
Net assets20202019201820172016
Without donor restrictions$19,241,655$20,354,308$18,678,991$17,330,956$17,392,319
With donor restrictions$899,482$1,066,352$1,078,033$1,750,382$674,643
Net assets$20,141,137$21,420,660$19,757,024$19,081,338$18,066,962
Revenues and expenses
Total contributions$2,349,834$3,209,573$2,726,045$2,033,964$1,133,849
Program service revenue$2,555,384$3,574,878$3,223,894$2,989,836$3,186,665
Membership dues$0$0$0$0$0
Investment income$56,614$0$49,805$141,725$180,063
Other revenue$439,452$483,635$83,197$180,579$77,563
Total other revenue$3,051,450$4,058,513$3,356,896$3,312,140$3,444,291
Total revenue$5,401,284$7,268,086$6,082,941$5,346,104$4,578,140
Program services$4,582,248$4,738,552$4,215,000$2,354,134$1,695,069
Management and general$1,603,632$1,315,947$2,333,972$1,700,114$1,417,397
Total expenses$6,680,807$6,471,127$6,763,072$4,236,665$3,173,959
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Surplus (deficit)($1,279,523)$796,959($680,131)$1,109,439$1,404,181
Other changes in net assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total change in net assets($1,279,523)$796,959($680,131)$1,109,439$1,404,181


George MartinCOO$141,700
Lavann LandrumChief Development Officer$136,673
Leonard M RomanoPresident/CEO$82,024
Keith HortonPresident/CEO$74,769

Compensation data as of: 6/30/2020

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The information below was provided to MinistryWatch by the ministry itself. It was last updated 8/23/2021. To update the information below, please email:


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.

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