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Christian City began in 1961 when a group of concerned citizens from area Christian Churches gathered to discuss certain needs in the community.
Christian City was incorporated in 1962 and opened the first cottage for abused and abandoned children on Valentine’s Day, 1965 on 50 acres donated by Dr. and Mrs. Byron Harper.
Since that time, the campus has expanded both in size and scope. There are more than 1,000 residents at Christian City which has now grown to more than 500 acres. Services provided include a Children’s Village, a thrift store, four subdivisions of patio homes for seniors in a “life lease” setting, four apartment complexes for seniors on limited incomes, a 200-bed rehabilitation and nursing center, a 200-bed assisted living/personal care home, and two specialty units for victims of Alzheimer’s Disease.