The Reverend Frances Fischer is a native of Rochester, Pennsylvania, a small town about 20 miles north of Pittsburgh. She is a graduate from Geneva College in Beaver Falls, PA and received her Masters of Divinity degree through the University of Dubuque Theological Seminary in Dubuque, Iowa.
Pastor Francie has a heart for mission. In the past she helped lead joint mission activities with One Family Under Guard, a predominantly African-American church near the University of Akron.
She currently serves on the boards of Loyola of the Lake Retreat Center in Clinton, and the Kairos Prison Ministry for the Northeast Reintegration Center in Cleveland.
Most recently she traveled to Lebanon as a member of Eastminster Presbytery’s mission team, which she regards as a special privilege.
Pastor Francie loves to travel as well as attend plays and concerts. She resides in Northwest Akron where her small shi-poo dog, Cocoa, graciously allows her to share his home.
Our congregation is a member of the PC(USA) denomination. We have been an instrument of God's love in the Firestone Park community of Akron, Ohio since 1917.
Our vision statement is "To grow in spirit and make Christ known".
We believe that the door to salvation is always open and so are the doors to our church. We are fully devoted to Jesus by opening our arms to those in search of the truth.
We show God’s love and concern for our fellow man at every opportunity. Through works of charity and opening our doors to listen and love, we feel that we are walking in the footsteps of Jesus Christ.
Casual dress is fine! The worship entrance is through the arched door on the east side of the parking lot. A greeter will be inside the door to answer any questions you may have.
Communion is open to all.