Providence Ministries

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Providence is a Christian, faith-based non-profit organization moving forward with God to be highly effective within our community, area, state, and nation. Providence specializes in effective solutions in the areas of homeless shelters, community feeding, clothing the needy, and addiction recovery.

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.

Statement of faith

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Financial efficiency ratings

Sector: Rescue Missions/Homeless Shelters

CategoryRatingOverall rankSector rank
Overall efficiency rating32 of 10229 of 160
Fund acquisition rating96 of 102410 of 160
Resource allocation rating142 of 102430 of 160
Asset utilization rating132 of 102225 of 160

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Balance sheet
Receivables, inventories, prepaids$255,521$278,402$428,901$707,829$912,772
Short-term investments$0$0$0$0$0
Other current assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total current assets$1,738,047$1,915,227$1,897,806$2,031,685$2,139,422
Long-term investments$0$0$0$0$0
Fixed assets$3,878,758$3,816,565$3,932,098$3,816,074$3,612,346
Other long-term assets$55,854$22,483$22,483$22,483$22,540
Total long-term assets$3,934,612$3,839,048$3,954,581$3,838,557$3,634,886
Total assets$5,672,659$5,754,275$5,852,387$5,870,242$5,774,308
Payables and accrued expenses$127,776$105,888$101,222$139,758$107,783
Other current liabilities$0$0$0$0$0
Total current liabilities$127,776$105,888$101,222$139,758$107,783
Due to (from) affiliates$0$0$0$0$0
Other long-term liabilities$0$0$0$0$25
Total long-term liabilities$943,465$1,085,030$1,235,826$1,351,611$1,303,501
Total liabilities$1,071,241$1,190,918$1,337,048$1,491,369$1,411,284
Net assets20192018201720162015
Without donor restrictions$4,446,393$4,368,377$4,154,149$3,743,023$3,580,224
With donor restrictions$155,025$194,980$361,190$635,850$782,800
Net assets$4,601,418$4,563,357$4,515,339$4,378,873$4,363,024
Revenues and expenses
Total contributions$5,401,260$5,451,478$5,059,838$4,995,109$5,392,631
Program service revenue$539,502$0$0$0$0
Membership dues$0$0$0$0$0
Investment income($11,708)$10,801$681$1,794$3,688
Other revenue$348,417$314,427$264,269$290,999$286,593
Total other revenue$876,211$325,228$264,950$292,793$290,281
Total revenue$6,277,471$5,776,706$5,324,788$5,287,902$5,682,912
Program services$5,363,806$4,785,308$4,483,378$4,566,016$4,551,671
Management and general$806,021$731,115$688,515$672,910$671,565
Total expenses$6,199,486$5,563,138$5,187,810$5,270,805$5,257,652
Change in net assets20192018201720162015
Surplus (deficit)$77,985$213,568$136,978$17,097$425,260
Other changes in net assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total change in net assets$77,985$213,568$136,978$17,097$425,260


Roy G JohnsonPresident$168,893
Edith D JohnsonSecretary/Tr$109,736

Compensation data as of: 12/31/2019

Response from ministry

No response has been provided by this ministry.

The information below was provided to MinistryWatch by the ministry itself. It was last updated 1/27/2022. To update the information below, please email:


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 then, 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.

Program accomplishments