Finding a Local Church

You're not alone.

Many college students don't know where to start when it comes to choosing a church - or if it's even worth their time.

Our staff in the Office of Spiritual Formation would love to talk to you about how attending church can provide a positive impact on your life and show you where to begin as you look to find a church to attend.  Feel free to stop by our office, located in the Randall Campus Center (The Barn), anytime to talk with us. In the meantime, here are some starter resources.

But I've been to church, and my experience hasn't been that great.

I Don't Want to Go Alone!

Many Malone faculty/staff offer to take students with them to church, or will meet students at their church so that students don't have to attend alone. Below is a list of faculty/staff who would love for you to attend church with them.

Churches our Faculty/Staff attend

Akron Christian Reformed

Akron, OH

Faculty and Staff Who Attend:
Scott Waalkes, Marcia Everett, Steve Jensen, Jim Brownlee, Christina Schnyders

Beech Mennonite

Louisville, OH

Faculty and Staff Who Attend:
Tanya Hershberger

Burning Bush Church

Akron, OH

Faculty and Staff Who Attend:
Emily Mupinga

Calvary Life Assembly of God

Orrville, OH

Faculty and Staff Who Attend:
Christina Fratena

Canal Fulton Christian Fellowship

Canal Fulton, OH

Faculty and Staff Who Attend:
Kara Kaelber

Canton Baptist Temple

Canton, OH

Faculty and Staff Who Attend:
John Russell

Canton First Friends

Canton, OH

Faculty and Staff Who Attend:
Greg Miller, Rosie Gregg, Patti Elkins, Tanya Hockman, Marva Hoopes, Karen Warner, Jack Harris, Laura Foote, Jeff Goff, Linda Leon

Centenary United Methodist

Waynesburg

Faculty and Staff Who Attend:
Malia Miller

Christ Presbyterian

Canton, OH

Faculty and Staff Who Attend:
Jack Hazen, Michael Ophardt, Jon Peterson, Brian Ohler, Julia Frankland

Citizens Akron

Akron

Faculty and Staff Who Attend:
Brock Kertoy

Cleveland Zion Community Church

Parma

Faculty and Staff Who Attend:
Sangsun Choi

Community Bible Church

Massilon, OH

Faculty and Staff Who Attend:
Carrie Stroup

Crosspoint United Methodist

Massilon, OH

Faculty and Staff Who Attend:
TC Ham, Sandy Knauf

Damascus Friends

Damascus, OH

Faculty and Staff Who Attend:
Adam Klemann, Raeann Sanor

Dayspring Christian Fellowship

Canton, OH

Faculty and Staff Who Attend:
Wendy Grimes, Heather Curtis

Faith Christian

New Philadelphia

Faculty and Staff Who Attend:
Cheryl Russell

Faith Family

North Canton, OH

Faculty and Staff Who Attend:
Sharla Elton, Debbie Craven

First Baptist

Canton, OH

Faculty and Staff Who Attend:
Linda Hoffman

First Brethren Church

North Georgetown, OH

Faculty and Staff Who Attend:
Joel Soza

First Mennonite

Canton, OH

Faculty and Staff Who Attend:
Julia Hooley, Andy Reynolds

Front Porch Fellowship

Akron, OH

Faculty and Staff Who Attend:
Elizabeth Roe

Garden City Church

Akron

Faculty and Staff Who Attend:
Brock Kertoy

Grace Baptist

Canton, OH

Faculty and Staff Who Attend:
Michael Garwood

Grace Bible Church

Massillon

Faculty and Staff Who Attend:
Randi Pahlau

Grace Church/Bath Campus

Bath, OH

Faculty and Staff Who Attend:
Pat Roberts

Grace Church/Medina Campus

Medina

Faculty and Staff Who Attend:
Katie Robbins

Greater Bethel Apostolic

Canton, OH

Faculty and Staff Who Attend:
Brenda Stevens

H2O Church

Akron and Kent

Faculty and Staff Who Attend:
Eva Frank

Holy Assumption Orthodox Church (OCA)

Canton, OH

Faculty and Staff Who Attend:
Mary-Ann Frischkorn

Holy Family Catholic Church

Stow, OH

Faculty and Staff Who Attend:
Debra Lee

Holy Trinity Lutheran

Akron, OH

Faculty and Staff Who Attend:
Ann Lawson

Jackson Friends

Jackson, OH

Faculty and Staff Who Attend:
Jay Case, Jacci Stuckey, Mark Bankert

Kent Presbyterian

Kent, OH

Faculty and Staff Who Attend:
Anna Meadows

Kent United Methodist

Kent, OH

Faculty and Staff Who Attend:
Bob Dean

Maranatha Bible Church

Akron, OH

Faculty and Staff Who Attend:
Jeff Beine, Gail Pigford

Medina United Methodist

Medina

Faculty and Staff Who Attend:
Sheri Hartman

MissionView Church

North Canton, OH

Faculty and Staff Who Attend:
Jason Courter, Karyn Collie

Mt. Tabor United Methodist

East Canton, OH

Faculty and Staff Who Attend:
Nancy Varian

NewPointe Community Church

North Canton, OH

Faculty and Staff Who Attend:
Bill Eddins, Erica McKinney

New Vision United Church of Christ

Canton

Faculty and Staff Who Attend:
Andrew Rudd

New Way United Methodist

Massillon

Faculty and Staff Who Attend:
Samantha McNeely

Norton Baptist Church

Norton

Faculty and Staff Who Attend:
Megan Mauck

Old North Church of Canfield

Canfield, OH

Faculty and Staff Who Attend:
Paul Slater

Parkside Church

Green, OH

Faculty and Staff Who Attend:
Emily Deinert, Eb de Oliveira, Ezra Tkach, Connie Boring

Perry Baptist

Massillon

Faculty and Staff Who Attend:
Becky Albertson

Perry Christian Church

Massillon

Faculty and Staff Who Attend:
John Johnson

Providence Church (Evangelical Free)

Avon, OH

Faculty and Staff Who Attend:
Kathryn Bzdafka

Radiant Life Church

Wadsworth

Faculty and Staff Who Attend:
Renee Chenevey

Resurrection Parish Catholic Church

Lexington, OH

Faculty and Staff Who Attend:
Michael Benson

Rivertree Christian Church (Jackson Campus)

Jackson, OH

Faculty and Staff Who Attend:
Joyce Byler, Adam Pearce

Salem First Friends Church

Salem, OH

Faculty & Staff who attend:
Bekka Russell

SS. Cosmas and Damian Catholic Church

Twinsburg, OH

Faculty and Staff Who Attend:
Mary Jean Surace

St. George's Orthodox

Fairlawn

Faculty and Staff Who Attend:
Selana Reale

St. Jacobs Lutheran Church

Canton, OH

Faculty and Staff Who Attend:
Lora Wyss

St. John’s Anglican

Canton, OH

Faculty and Staff Who Attend:
Bryan Hollon, David Beer

St. Paul’s Catholic

North Canton, OH

Faculty and Staff Who Attend:
Steve Wirick

St. Paul's Episcopal Church

Akron

Faculty and Staff Who Attend:
Karen Griebling

St. Timothy's Episcopal

Massillon

Faculty and Staff Who Attend:
Levi Muriuki

St. Victor's Catholic

Richfield

Faculty and Staff Who Attend:
Chris Todaro

Summit Mennonite Church

Barberton, OH

Faculty and Staff Who Attend:
Jason Moyer

The Bridge

Carrolton, OH

Faculty and Staff Who Attend:
Tricia Sommer

The Chapel in Akron

Akron

Faculty and Staff Who Attend:
Tim Bryan

The Chapel in Green

Green, OH

Faculty and Staff Who Attend:
Ken Hyland, Mark Jakowski

The Chapel in Marlboro

Marlboro, OH

Faculty and Staff Who Attend:
Kim Overholt

Trinity United Church of Christ

Canton

Faculty and Staff Who Attend:
Beth Postlewaite

True Hope Community Fellowship

Navarre, OH

Faculty and Staff Who Attend:
Sonji Gregory

Westminster Presbyterian

Akron, OH

Faculty and Staff Who Attend:
Kathryn Huisinga

Couldn't find your church?

We update our Staff and Faculty church list every August.  If you are a Malone employee, feel free to email lleon2@malone.edu with your church's information and we would be happy to add it to our list.