Sunday is our favorite day at First Christian Church.

On any given weekend, you can expect to hear good music and practical teaching from the Bible. Kids and teenagers experience programming designed with them in mind, with great leaders, and coaches, and helpers who care about their lives. You will probably notice lots of people serving, talking, and laughing in the lobby and hallways, or enjoying a meal together in the Cafe.


We are one church made up of many generations, ethnicities, political views, family backgrounds, and preferences, yet we’re united in the belief that Jesus is for all people.


If this is your first time checking things out, keep scrolling to explore the different elements of a Sunday at First Christian. You’ll also find answers to some common questions we hear people ask before they visit.

Kids Programming

We are passionate about all kids (babies through 5th grade) learning about Jesus on their level! Here’s what you and your kids can look forward to every week: Creative bible teaching, building relationships, age-appropriate activities, a safe environment, and a fun time!

Middle School / High School

The goal of StudentLife is to help middle and high school students find real faith in Jesus and meaningful relationships with other people who are taking steps toward Him. Middle School (MSM) for 6th-8th grade meets on Sundays at 9:30 and 11am. High School (HSM) for 9th-12th grade meets on Sundays from 6:30-8pm. All groups meet at Edgewood Community Center next door to FCC.


Every week, one of our teaching pastors brings a 30-35 minute message that’s true to Scripture and relevant to life. We make it as straightforward and simple as possible to follow along with one of our free Bibles (which you can take home if you don’t have one) or the free FCC app (note-taking, Bible-reading, and quote-tweeting from your phone is encouraged).


Meanwhile, if you have kids in elementary through middle school, they are experiencing an awesome message/lesson on their level. Two questions we want you to ask every week on the way home are, “Did you have fun?” and “What did you learn about?”

Common questions

When are your services?

Services are Sunday at 9:30 and 11am.

Where can I get directions to church?

We’re located on Market Ave. (St Rt 43) south of Applegrove St. and north of Maple/Easton St. You can get directions from Google Maps or use the general  directions below:
From I-77 (Hartville, Green, Uniontown, Canton, Massillon)


Traveling north or south on I-77, take the Portage Exit then turn right, follow Portage St. to Maple St. then turn left. Then at Market Ave. (St Rt 43) take another left. The church will be on your right.
From south (downtown, Perry)
Pick up Cleveland Ave. going north and turn right on Easthill Ave. (55th) shortly after Everhard Rd. Then turn left at Market Ave. The church will be on your right after Maple/Easton St.
From east (Louisville)
Take 62 west to Market Ave. (St Rt 43), then turn right. The church will be on your right after E Maple/Easton Ave.
From west (Canal Fulton)
Take Portage St. east to Maple Ave. and turn left. Then at Market Ave., take another left. The church will be on your right.

What about parking and entrances?

When you arrive, you’ll see signs directing you to one of four lots (A, B, C and D). Lots B, C, and D offer handicapped parking. Lot C also has a covered drop-off location and may be helpful to those who have difficulty getting in and out of a vehicle. Please don’t hesitate to contact us if you have special needs and need any help.

How do I get involved?

We know: Large churches can be intimidating, and it’s normal to feel lost-in-the-shuffle when you don’t know anyone. That’s why we provide and encourage as many people as possible to join life groups and serving teams. You can read up on these connecting points online or stop by the Connection Corner near the main entrance and café.

What do you believe? What kind of church is this?

We believe the Bible and that it’s our single constant source of truth. We believe that it’s all about Jesus, about reaching out to all people in unconditional love, and about growing followers of Him.
We’re a “simply Christian” kind of church—we try not to complicate, to add frills, or to make needless requirements to follow Jesus that the Bible never makes. We’re a church for all people teaching Jesus for all people.


For a little more in-depth look, click the button below. Feel free to contact us any time with questions about FCC’s theology and doctrine.

What events are coming up?

26feb(feb 26)3:00 pm01jun(jun 1)3:00 pmFeaturedSpringHill Day Camp Registration(february 26) 3:00 pm - (june 1) 3:00 pm

21mar(mar 21)7:00 pm16may(may 16)8:30 pmFinancial Peace University(march 21) 7:00 pm - (may 16) 8:30 pm Event Type:TrainingEvent For:Men,Women

19apr7:00 pm8:30 pmSpecial Needs ParentingA support group for parents of children with disabilities.7:00 pm - 8:30 pm Event Type:FREE,Individuals with DisabilitiesEvent For:Families,Individuals with Disabilities

04may6:00 pm9:00 pmFeaturedrEcessRespite Night6:00 pm - 9:00 pm Event Type:FREE,Impact Opportunity,Individuals with DisabilitiesEvent For:Families,Individuals with Disabilities

13may6:00 pm9:00 pmBridge Young Adults: End of The Semester PartyBridge6:00 pm - 9:00 pm Event Type:College Age,Young AdultsEvent For:Young Adults

13may9:30 pm12:00 pmFeaturedParent Dedication Sunday9:30 pm - 12:00 pm Event Type:All-Church eventEvent For:Families,Kids

Did I hear you had stuff for people with disabilities?

Yes, you probably did! We currently have multiple Sunday opportunities for individuals or families with disabilities.


Hidden Treasures is a class for adults with developmental disabilities. It meets in Heritage Hall A (Main Level) at 9:30am.


Shine is a class for youth (ages 3-18) with developmental disabilities. It meets in Playland (Main Level) at 11am.


We host numerous special events throughout the year for people with disabilities. You can always visit our events page to see what’s coming up!


We work hard to be a presence in our community, providing opportunities like First Christian Day ServicesEdgewood Field (a home for Canton Challenger baseball and Stark County Special Olympics baseball), and volunteer guardianship.
Sunday Map / Schedule

Sunday Worship

Worship Center

All people

Early Childhood (GROW)

Kids’ Forest—Main Level


Elementary (QUEST)

Room 1017—Lower Level

Kindergarten-3rd grade

Elementary (MERGE)

Worship Center, then Lower Level

4th-5th grade

Hidden Treasures Class

Heritage Hall A

Adults with disabilities


Sunday Worship

Worship Center

All people

Early Childhood (GROW)

Kids’ Forest—Main Level


Elementary (QUEST)

Room 1017—Lower Level

Kindergarten-3rd grade

Elementary (MERGE)

Worship Center, then Lower Level

4th-5th grade



Ages 3-18

MSM Elevate

Edgewood Community Center (next door to First Christian)

6th-8th Grade


HSM Elevate

Edgewood Community Center (next door to main building)

9th-12th grade

Who’s who on Sunday morning?


Ryan Rasmussen

lead pastor

Ryan is the main teaching pastor. He also leads and casts vision for FCC.


Jon Koloff

worship arts pastor

Jon leads the teams that create the Sunday worship experience where we can meet God in a real and relevant way.


Jimmy McLoud

executive pastor

In addition to leading our staff, you may see Jimmy on-stage hosting, speaking, or playing in the band.


Leah Miller

children’s ministry director

Leah directs First Kids children’s ministry and leads the team providing excellent Sunday programming for your kids.


Bryan Shelley

student ministry pastor

Bryan leads our student ministry, and helps middle school and high school students grow as followers of Jesus.


Abbey Koontz

first impressions coordinator

Abbey leads our first impressions team to help people feel welcome and at home at church.