Providence Ministries

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Located in Dalton, Georgia, Providence Ministries, Inc. rescue mission provides people in need with the opportunity to find hope and recovery from a multitude of ailments in the name of Jesus Christ. Through our various Christian based missions and initiatives, we are in the blessed and privileged position of seeing families restored, lives healed, and most importantly, souls saved.

Contact information

Mailing address:
Providence Ministries
711 S Hamilton St.
Dalton, GA 30720


Phone: 706-275-0268


Organization details

EIN: 581592141

CEO/President: Roy Johnson

Chairman: Tom McMullen

Board size: 7

Founder: Roy Johnson

Ruling year: 1985

Tax deductible: Yes

Fiscal year end: 12/31

Member of ECFA: No

Member of ECFA since:


Helping People with Their Most Immediate Needs

Mission statement

Providence Ministries is an ever-growing and ever-evolving organization whose mission is to minister to the immediate needs of the community it resides, and in turn, foster long term personal spiritual growth in the people with whom relationships have as a result been formed.

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Financial efficiency ratings

Sector: Rescue Missions/Homeless Shelters

CategoryRatingOverall rankSector rank
Overall efficiency rating45 of 10775 of 144
Fund acquisition rating106 of 10784 of 144
Resource allocation rating200 of 107827 of 144
Asset utilization rating157 of 107720 of 144

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Balance sheet
Receivables, inventories, prepaids$83,912$255,521$278,402$428,901$707,829
Short-term investments$0$0$0$0$0
Other current assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total current assets$2,391,534$1,738,047$1,915,227$1,897,806$2,031,685
Long-term investments$0$0$0$0$0
Fixed assets$3,765,233$3,878,758$3,816,565$3,932,098$3,816,074
Other long-term assets$55,854$55,854$22,483$22,483$22,483
Total long-term assets$3,821,087$3,934,612$3,839,048$3,954,581$3,838,557
Total assets$6,212,621$5,672,659$5,754,275$5,852,387$5,870,242
Payables and accrued expenses$491,243$127,776$105,888$101,222$139,758
Other current liabilities$0$0$0$0$0
Total current liabilities$491,243$127,776$105,888$101,222$139,758
Due to (from) affiliates$0$0$0$0$0
Other long-term liabilities$0$0$0$0$0
Total long-term liabilities$858,894$943,465$1,085,030$1,235,826$1,351,611
Total liabilities$1,350,137$1,071,241$1,190,918$1,337,048$1,491,369
Net assets20202019201820172016
Without donor restrictions$4,862,484$4,446,393$4,368,377$4,154,149$3,743,023
With donor restrictions$0$155,025$194,980$361,190$635,850
Net assets$4,862,484$4,601,418$4,563,357$4,515,339$4,378,873
Revenues and expenses
Total contributions$6,025,278$5,401,260$5,451,478$5,059,838$4,995,109
Program service revenue$400,877$539,502$0$0$0
Membership dues$0$0$0$0$0
Investment income$187,431($11,708)$10,801$681$1,794
Other revenue$570,268$348,417$314,427$264,269$290,999
Total other revenue$1,158,576$876,211$325,228$264,950$292,793
Total revenue$7,183,854$6,277,471$5,776,706$5,324,788$5,287,902
Program services$5,842,098$5,363,806$4,785,308$4,483,378$4,566,016
Management and general$889,130$806,021$731,115$688,515$672,910
Total expenses$6,764,215$6,199,486$5,563,138$5,187,810$5,270,805
Change in net assets20202019201820172016
Surplus (deficit)$419,639$77,985$213,568$136,978$17,097
Other changes in net assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total change in net assets$419,639$77,985$213,568$136,978$17,097


Roy G JohnsonPresident$178,991
Edith D JohnsonManager/Trea$117,635

Compensation data as of: 12/31/2020

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The information below was provided to MinistryWatch by the ministry itself. It was last updated 11/28/2022. To update the information below, please email: [email protected]


In the year 1978, Providence Ministries Founder and CEO Roy Johnson came to understand that forgiveness, love, and peace had eluded him despite his many "successes" by worldly standards. He soon learned that he was filling a hole with money and alcohol that only God could fill, and once he grasped this truth, he was so inspired that his life journey would forever be changed. He soon found himself on the front-lines of ministry and mission work, and 2 years later, in 1985, Providence Ministries Inc. was born.

Since its founding in 1985, Providence Ministries has played a pivotal role in helping improve the conditions of those struggling with spiritual, social, and economic woes within the Dalton Georgia community and surrounding areas. Our efforts have included a women's pregnancy facility that during its existence helped over 25,000 clients, multiple boys homes reflecting our affinity for children, and has expanded to include addiction recovery programs for men and women in Georgia and Tennessee. We also feed and shelter homeless men, women, and children 365 days a year.

In our never ending quest to spread God's message of hope, we are continually evolving. Our newest exciting project has been the opening of a Christian women's addiction center in Rocky Face Georgia, which opened in February of 2012. Also in the works is a food pantry to help alleviate the ever growing hunger epidemic, and a new larger men's shelter in order to handle the growing homeless epidemic.

In the process of serving as a type of "spiritual hospital", we also make available many unique fellowship, volunteer, and donation opportunities for organizations and individuals alike.

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