The Church we see is vibrant,

full of life and uncontainable excitement; a Church whose passion is to communicate Biblical truth in a way that speaks to the soul, rekindles hope and breathes meaning into life.

We see a Church whose

atmosphere is charged with the power of God, brought to life by the presence of God and fueled by the Holy Spirit; a Church on fire, resonating with songs of passionate worship and strengthened by authentic relationships.

The Church we see is not

bound by walls of fear or racism, but freely embraces diversity of color, personality, background, age and talent. It is a beautiful mosaic that reflects the image of our infinitely skilled and creative Maker.

We see a Church that

has one all-consuming desire: to see God’s kingdom purposes accomplished in the earth. It is a Church whose head is Jesus, and whose body is united, committed to praying powerful prayers and living out bold dreams.

The Church we see is

an unstoppable force, changing lives in our community, making a difference in our country and significantly impacting nations for Christ. It is a Church that is hungry to see lost souls saved and broken lives restored.

The Church we see is

a sending center; a place from which a generation of mighty leaders is emerging; grounded, skilled, and equipped to go to the ends of the earth and shake the nations for God. This Church we see is a beautiful, inspiring and humbling sight; a picture of who God has called us to be. The Church we see is our Church.

Our Staff

Joe & Sharla Hunt

Joe & Sharla Hunt

Lead Pastors

Pastor Joe and Sharla Hunt are the lead pastors of Compass North Church. The roots of their hearts run deep for all people and they have given their life to helping people find Jesus and reach their full potential in Christ. They, with a team of 40 amazing people, launched Compass North Church in September of 2013 when they moved back to Ohio, after pastoring for 11 years in Long Beach, CA. CNC has become a thriving, life-giving church, helping people flourish in faith and is making a difference in the Akron/Canton area.

Gary Hunt

Gary Hunt

Associate Pastor / Executive Director of Community and Pastor Care

Kelly Lemmon

Kelly Lemmon

Executive Administrator

Trish O'Connor

Trish O'Connor

Director of Next Steps

Chris Decker

Chris Decker

Next Gen Pastor

Megan Wayman

Megan Wayman

Dream Team Coordinator

Jon Hadinger

Jon Hadinger

Worship Pastor

Ryan Lawrence

Ryan Lawrence

Elevate Student Ministries Director

Brandon Krouppa

Brandon Krouppa

Director of Campus Support

Learn More About Our…

Compass North Church exists to Know God, Find Freedom, Discover Purpose, and Make a Difference.
Pillars of Our Culture…

Then God said, “you’ve been going around in circles in these hills long enough; go north.
Deuteronomy 2:2-3 (the Message)


    • Nurturing a Life-Giving Culture
    • Offering Grace to Everyone
    • Reaching for the Next Generation
    • Training Disciples for Mission
    • Having a Whole Lot of Fun

Our Beliefs

The Bible is God’s perfect guidebook for living.
2 Timothy 3:16

Nothing in creation “just happened.” God made it all.
Genesis 1:1

God is one; infinite in power, holy in nature, and personal in His love for mankind and through redemption has revealed himself as Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.
Deuteronomy 6:4, II Corinthians 13:14, John 1:1

Jesus was conceived of the Holy Spirit and born of the Virgin Mary, and as such is fully God and fully man. He is the son of God in whom the completeness of God exists.
I Timothy 3:16, Matthew 1:23

Grace is the only way to have a relationship with God.
Ephesians 2:8-9

We are buried with our Lord Jesus Christ in the waters of baptism.
Matthew 28:19, Acts 2:38, Romans 6:4

Through His Holy Spirit, God lives in and through us now.
Acts 1:8, 19:1-6

The fruit and gifts of the Spirit are to be a part of the believer’s life.
I Corinthians 12, 13, 14

The church is people, not a building or a denomination.
I Corinthians 12:27

Faith is the only way to grow in our relationship with God.
Romans 5:2

There are eternal rewards and judgments. Death is a beginning, not the end.
Hebrews 9:27, Revelation 22:12, I Corinthians 3:12-15

Tithe and offerings are an expression of heartfelt worship.
2 Corinthians 9:6-11, Malachi 3:8-11

Believers should live in unity regardless of doctrinal persuasion.
I Corinthians 12:12-14

The church is to serve people like Jesus served people.
James 1:27, Matthew 25:45

Sex is a gift for marriage and Marriage is between one man and one woman.
Matthew 19:4-6, Hebrews 13:4

Healing is made available by Jesus Christ.
I Peter 2:24

Jesus is coming again.
Revelation 22:20

Love God + Love People + Change the World

Any Questions?

Compass North Church was planted by the Association of Related Churches (ARC). ARC is a church-planting organization with a goal to plant life-giving churches all around the globe. To learn more about ARC, click on their logo.

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