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: 7709643301


Organization details

EIN: 580917609

CEO/President: Keith Horton

Chairman: Paul Chancey

Board size: 20

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

Year founded: 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 rating742 of 81733 of 37
Fund acquisition rating516 of 81721 of 37
Resource allocation rating621 of 81728 of 37
Asset utilization rating769 of 81733 of 37

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Balance sheet
Receivables, inventories, prepaids$210,855$268,808$409,225$77,843$727,433
Short-term investments$0$0$0$0$0
Other current assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total current assets$5,179,046$5,196,651$4,713,240$4,996,524$5,807,528
Long-term investments$2,312,158$2,699,159$4,280,404$4,229,240$3,997,587
Fixed assets$17,437,391$17,607,930$10,496,586$9,540,391$8,134,785
Other long-term assets$1,960,818$2,381,495$6,816,221$5,848,564$5,538,048
Total long-term assets$21,710,367$22,688,584$21,593,211$19,618,195$17,670,420
Total assets$26,889,413$27,885,235$26,306,451$24,614,719$23,477,948
Payables and accrued expenses$1,104,928$1,370,190$1,368,158$672,394$619,077
Other current liabilities$2,549,124$2,128,739$1,806,426$4,630,827$5,126,442
Total current liabilities$3,654,052$3,498,929$3,174,584$5,303,221$5,745,519
Due to (from) affiliates$0$0$0$0$0
Other long-term liabilities$816,816$3,631,549$3,053,702$244,536$181,607
Total long-term liabilities$1,814,701$4,629,282$4,050,529$1,244,536$1,181,607
Total liabilities$5,468,753$8,128,211$7,225,113$6,547,757$6,927,126
Net assets20192018201720162015
Temporarily restricted$1,066,352$1,078,033$1,750,382$674,643$0
Permanently restricted$0$0$0$0$0
Net assets$21,420,660$19,757,024$19,081,338$18,066,962$16,550,822
Revenues and expenses
Total contributions$3,209,573$2,726,045$2,033,964$1,133,849$1,458,314
Program service revenue$3,574,878$3,223,894$2,989,836$3,186,665($384,697)
Membership dues$0$0$0$0$0
Investment income$0$49,805$141,725$180,063$589,918
Other revenue$483,635$83,197$180,579$77,563$630,227
Total other revenue$4,058,513$3,356,896$3,312,140$3,444,291$835,448
Total revenue$7,268,086$6,082,941$5,346,104$4,578,140$2,293,762
Program services$4,738,552$4,215,000$2,354,134$1,695,069$1,628,629
Management and general$1,315,947$2,333,972$1,700,114$1,417,397$1,449,863
Total expenses$6,471,127$6,763,072$4,236,665$3,173,959$3,125,745
Change in net assets20192018201720162015
Surplus (deficit)$796,959($680,131)$1,109,439$1,404,181($831,983)
Other changes in net assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total change in net assets$796,959($680,131)$1,109,439$1,404,181($831,983)


Leonard M RomanoPresident/CEO$264,877

Compensation data as of: 6/30/2019

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The information below was provided to MinistryWatch by the ministry itself. It was last updated 2/24/2021. 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.

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