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Christian City, Inc. Announces New Board of Trustees

UNION CITY, Ga. – December 22, 2020 – Christian City, Inc. has announced the election of eight new trustees. The following individuals joined the nonprofit organization’s board of trustees during 2020:

Dale Cardwell – TrustDale; Christopher Gilliam – VP Operations, Headley Construction; Phil Hamilton – Retired Executive Director, AMRO Bank; Russ Heil – Retired, Delta Air Lines; Michael Johnston – Partner, Nicholas, Cauley & Associates; Ginger Pope – Wealth Advisor, Truist; David Sexton – CFO/Controller, Operation Mobilization/Tyrone; and Jacquelyn Thornton – Executive Director, Two Sparrows Village.

The board elected the following officers to serve for fiscal year 2021: Chairman – Paul Chancey, CPA, Cherry Bekaert LLP; Vice Chairman – Mike Harbin, Community Volunteer; Secretary – Lawton Roberts, Owner, Uniglobe Country Place Travel, Inc.; and Treasurer – Terry Head, Strategic Systems Support Analyst, Georgia Power Company.

Keith Horton, President & CEO, said, “We appreciate the leadership and commitment of our board of trustees, especially as Christian City embarks on ambitious plans to expand the programs and services offered on our campus. The founders and early leaders of Christian City answered the call to serve the most vulnerable in our society, children and senior adults. Today, we continue the mission to love our neighbor and offer hope by caring for the least of these. Our bold vision demands a bold board of trustees, and I am excited about working with these wise and generous leaders.”

About Christian City

Christian City was established 55 years ago when the first cottage for abused and abandoned children opened on Valentine’s Day 1965. Today, there are more than 1,000 residents, both children and senior adults, living at Christian City, a nonprofit organization that depends on the generosity of donors for financial support. With a $10.2 million annual budget, the 500-acre campus, located 15 minutes south of Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport and adjacent to the Fayette County border, includes the Children’s Village Residential Program, Crossroads Foster Care & Adoption Program, Safe Place Runaway & Homeless Youth Program, Thrive Graduate Transition Program, active senior living patio homes and apartments, thrift store, assisted living center, skilled nursing & rehab center, memory care, home health and hospice care. Christian City Children & Family Programs help provide children in crisis a safe home in a loving family environment to grow and thrive. The nonprofit serves the entire metro Atlanta area and beyond from its campus in south Fulton County. For more information, visit or call 770-964-3301.