Christian City is 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 15,000 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 60+ 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 health care 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.

Our History Started From Humble Beginnings

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.

The Reason Christian City Exists

Our Vision: Christian City envisions a world where the most vulnerable among us have a safe home and loving community, which enables them to thrive.

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.

Our Promise: Life-changing Hope through Faith, Community and Care

An Impactful Philanthropic Investment

If you are looking for a great return on your philanthropic investment, thank you for considering investing in Christian City. We are grateful to Millard Choate and other metro Atlanta CEOs who recognize the important role of corporations in philanthropy.

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How We Apply Our Christian Foundation

Christian City is open to all people regardless of their worldview. Our Christian faith compels us to serve all. The teachings and actions of Jesus Christ provide clear direction on how to apply Christian principles in today’s diverse society. The best way to put it is as follows:

⦁ Love your “neighbor.” Who is your neighbor? Every person – regardless of their beliefs, race, socio-economic status or lifestyle. 1

⦁ Support and care for the poor. 2

⦁ Support and care for children and widows. 3


1. Matthew 22:37-40 “Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind. This is the first and greatest commandment. And the second is like it: Love your neighbor as yourself. All the Law and the prophets hang on these two commandments.” (Also see the parable of the Good Samaritan, Luke 10:30-37).

2. Luke 12:33 “But now as for what is inside you…be generous to the poor…;” Luke 14:13 “But when you give a banquet, invite the poor…”

3. Mark 10:16 “And he took the children in his arms, placed his hands on them and blessed them.” Exodus 22:22-23 “You shall not afflict any widow or orphan. If you afflict him at all, and if he does cry out to Me, I will surely hear his cry…” Psalm 68:6 “God makes a home for the lonely…” Isaiah 1:17 “Learn to do good; Seek justice, Reprove the ruthless, Defend the orphan, Plead for the widow.”

Christian City is 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 15,000 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 60+ 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 health care 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.

Our History Started From Humble Beginnings

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. Bryon and Rose Marie Harper, the campus expanded over the years to the 500 acres that we have today.

The Reason Christian City Exists

Our Vision: Christian City envisions a world where the most vulnerable among us have a safe home and loving community, which enables them to thrive.

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.

Our Promise: Life-changing Hope through Faith, Community and Care

How We Apply Our Christian foundation

Christian City is open to all people regardless of their worldview. Our Christian faith compels us to serve all. The teachings and actions of Jesus Christ provide clear direction on how to apply Christian principles in today’s diverse society. The best way to put it is as follows:

⦁ Love your “neighbor.” Who is your neighbor? Every person – regardless of their beliefs, race, socio-economic status or lifestyle. 1

⦁ Support and care for the poor. 2

⦁ Support and care for children and widows. 3


1. Matthew 22:37-40 “Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind. This is the first and greatest commandment. And the second is like it: Love your neighbor as yourself. All the Law and the prophets hang on these two commandments.” (Also see the parable of the Good Samaritan, Luke 10:30-37).

2. Luke 12:33 “But now as for what is inside you…be generous to the poor…;” Luke 14:13 “But when you give a banquet, invite the poor…”

3. Mark 10:16 “And he took the children in his arms, placed his hands on them and blessed them.” Exodus 22:22-23 “You shall not afflict any widow or orphan. If you afflict him at all, and if he does cry out to Me, I will surely hear his cry…” Psalm 68:6 “God makes a home for the lonely…” Isaiah 1:17 “Learn to do good; Seek justice, Reprove the ruthless, Defend the orphan, Plead for the widow.”

Spiritually-minded Staff & Volunteers

All services provided at Christian City are viewed in the context of Christian ministry. Many of our employees have sought to work at Christian City specifically because they can express their love and service for Christ here. All employees are provided specific instruction in the principles of the Christian faith, our mission, vision and values and its expression in delivery of services.

Wednesday Morning Bible Study Volunteers From left: Laurie Whatley, June Ward, Mulola Stanford, Donna Dahlborg, Austin McLeod, Raenelle Stockmeier, Wanda Ward, Mary Harris, Frances Nichols, Mary Nell Seaton, and (in front) Lamar Wood.

Staffed by full-time chaplains and volunteers, Christian City’s Spiritual Care Office serves the spiritual needs of the community by providing a full range of spiritual care and support. Along with relational visitation, engagement and support, the chaplains and volunteers of the Spiritual Care Office provide a variety of opportunities for spiritual expression and growth, as well as opportunities to serve in ministry to others.

From left, Volunteer Chaplains, Bob Tyler, Dennis Harris, Jan Gwaltney and Jana Romano, are pictured with Chaplain and Chief Spiritual Care Officer, Carl Ryden, and Chaplain Randy Worrell. (Volunteer Chaplains not pictured: Mike Harbin, Tony Sullivan, and Laurie Whatley)