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

3rd Street Community Church

Canton, OH

Staff & Faculty Who Attend:
JD Laird, Corey Hunka

Akron Christian Reformed

Akron, OH

Faculty and Staff Who Attend:
Scott Waalkes, Marcia Everett, Steve Jensen, Morgan Wagner, 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 Baptist

Massilon, OH

Faculty & Staff Who Attend:
-Bob Sampsel

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:
- John Russell, Rosie Gregg, Patti Elkins, Tanya Hockman, Marva Hoopes, Michele Williams, Karen Warner, Jack Harris, Laura Foote, Moses Rumano, Jeff Goff, Linda Leon

Centenary United Methodist

Waynesburg

Faculty and Staff Who Attend:
- Malia Miller

Christ Community Chapel

Hudson, OH

Faculty and Staff Who Attend:
- Don Williams

Christ Presbyterian

Canton, OH

Faculty and Staff Who Attend:
- Bert Smith, Jack Hazen, Michael Ophardt, Jon Peterson, Brian Ohler

Church of Christ

Canton, OH

Faculty and Staff Who Attend:
- Jody Dimit

Church of New Hope Assemblies of God

Stow, OH

Faculty and Staff Who Attend:
- Greg Miller

Church of the Lakes - United Methodist

Canton, OH

Faculty and Staff Who Attend:
- Lori Cooke, Carol Butler

Community Bible Church

Massilon, OH

Faculty and Staff Who Attend:
- Carrie Stroup, Jack Ballard

Cornerstone Chapel

North Canton, OH

Faculty and Staff Who Attend:
- Jesse Ayers

Crosspoint United Methodist

Massilon, OH

Faculty and Staff Who Attend:
- TC Ham

Damascus Friends

Damascus, OH

Faculty and Staff Who Attend:
- Adam Klemann, Raeann Sanor

Dayspring Christian Fellowship

Canton, OH

Faculty and Staff Who Attend:
- Charlie Grimes, Wendy Grimes

Faith Bible Church

Canton, OH

Faculty and Staff Who Attend:
- Caleb Norrick

First Brethren Church

North Georgetown, OH

Faculty and Staff Who Attend:
Joel Soza

Faith Christian

New Philadelphia

Faculty and Staff Who Attend:
- Cheryl Russell

Faith Community Fellowship

Massilon, OH

Faculty and Staff Who Attend:
- Bill Quigley

Faith Family

North Canton, OH

Faculty and Staff Who Attend:
- Debbie Mittas, Sharla Elton, Debbie Craven

First Baptist

Canton, OH

Faculty and Staff Who Attend:
- Linda Hoffman

First Mennonite

Canton, OH

Faculty and Staff Who Attend:
- Julia Hooley, Kat Gritter

Front Porch Fellowship

Akron, OH

Faculty and Staff Who Attend:
- Elizabeth Roe

Grace Baptist

Canton, OH

Faculty and Staff Who Attend:
- Michael Garwood

Greater Bethel Apostolic

Canton, OH

Faculty and Staff Who Attend:
- Robin Lemon, Brenda Stevens

Greenwood Christian

Canton, OH

Faculty and Staff Who Attend:
- Becky Fort

Holy Family Catholic Church

Stow, OH

Faculty and Staff Who Attend:
- Debra Lee

Holy Assumption Orthodox Church (OCA)

Canton, OH

Faculty and Staff Who Attend:
- Mary-Ann Frischkorn

Holy Trinity Lutheran

Akron, OH

Faculty and Staff Who Attend:
- Ann Lawson

Hudson Community Church

Hudson, OH

Faculty and Staff Who Attend:
- Don Williams

Jackson Friends

Jackson, OH

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

Kent Presbyterian

Kent, OH

Faculty and Staff Who Attend:
- Anna Meadows

Kent United Methodist

Kent, OH

Faculty and Staff Who Attend:
- Bob Dean

Korean-American Presbyterian Church

Cleveland, OH

Faculty and Staff Who Attend:
- Sangsun Choi

Maranatha Bible Church

Akron, OH

Faculty and Staff Who Attend:
- Jeff Beine, Gail Pigford, Randi Pahlau

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 Philadelphia First United Methodist

New Philadelphia, OH

Faculty and Staff Who Attend:
- Stephanie Burgess

Northminster Presbyterian Church

North Canton, OH

Faculty and Staff Who Attend:
- Rich Holmes

Old North Church of Canfield

Canfield, OH

Faculty and Staff Who Attend:
- Paul Slater

Our Lady of Peace Catholic Church

Canton, OH

Faculty and Staff Who Attend:
- Rob Stephens, Jaclyn Dwyer

Parkside Church

Green, OH

Faculty and Staff Who Attend:
- Eb de Oliveira, Ezra Tkach, Connie Brannon

Perry Baptist

Perry, OH

Faculty and Staff Who Attend:
- Becky Albertson

Perry Christian Church

Perry, OH

Faculty and Staff Who Attend:
- John Johnson

Providence Church (Evangelical Free)

Avon, OH

Faculty and Staff Who Attend:
- Kathryn Bzdafka

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, Barbara Beuscher

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. 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. John’s Episcopal

Cuyahoga Falls

Faculty and Staff Who Attend:
- Steve Merrill

St. Sebastian Catholic

Akron, OH

Faculty and Staff Who Attend:
- Chris Payne

St. Louis Catholic

Louisville, OH

Faculty and Staff Who Attend:
- Amy Yuncker

St. Paul’s Catholic

North Canton, OH

Faculty and Staff Who Attend:
- Steve Wirick, Shawn Floyd

St. Stephen Martyr Lutheran

Canton, OH

Faculty and Staff Who Attend:
- Chelsea Perry

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 Marlboro

Marlboro, OH

Faculty and Staff Who Attend:
- Kim Overholt

The Chapel in Green

Green, OH

Faculty and Staff Who Attend:
- Ken Hyland, Jeffery Ives, Mark Jakowski

True Hope Community Fellowship

Navarre, OH

Faculty and Staff Who Attend:
- Sonji Gregory

Westbrook Park United Methodist

Canton, OH

Faculty and Staff Who Attend:
- Heather Curtis

Westminster Presbyterian

Akron, OH

Faculty and Staff Who Attend:
- Kathryn Huisinga

Couldn't find your church listed?

We update our Staff and Faculty church list at the beginning of every semester so if you are on staff or faculty at Malone University, feel free to email spiritualformation@malone.edu with your churches information and we would be happy to add it to our list.