About the Campus

The Akron Campus is a 204,000 square-foot building sitting on nine acres in downtown Akron. We are in close proximity to the University of Akron, and our college ministry, Campus Focus, works hard to minister to students. We have built a great relationship with the university as well as with the City of Akron.

The Akron Campus features a gymnasium and an urban outreach program that works especially hard to serve the city’s public grade schools.

We have recently made improvements in parking and our next project will be an atrium/gathering area outside the Worship Center. Those attending the Akron Campus are welcome and encouraged to park in the Buchtel Avenue University of Akron parking deck.

You can also read about the Green Campus.

Map of the Akron Campus—click to enlarge

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Map to the Akron Campus—135 Fir Hill, Akron, Ohio 44304

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How do I get to the Akron Campus?

Coming from the North via I-77 South

Take I-77 South into the downtown Akron central interchange. Exit on Route 8 North (left lane). Take CRT 8 North to the first exit (right lane) which is the University of Akron/Buchtel exit. Turn left at the first traffic light (Carroll Street). The parking deck is available for use on Sundays and Wednesday evenings. We ask that for events occurring at other times, you park in Chapel-marked lots located on Fir Hill and Chapel Drive by turning right at the first light.

Coming from the East Cleveland area via I-271

Take I-271 to Route 8 South, continue on CRT 8 South to the Buchtel/Carroll Exit. Go straight through the light driving past The Chapel on your right, turn right on Carroll, and enter the parking deck. The parking deck is available for use on Sundays and Wednesday evenings. We ask that for events occurring at other times, you park in Chapel-marked lots located on Fir Hill and Chapel Drive by turning right at the first light.

Coming from the South or Canton area

I-77 North through I-76 interchange – proceed North (now on Route 8) to the first exit (right lane) which is the University of Akron/Buchtel exit. Turn left at the first traffic light (Carroll Street). The parking deck is available for use on Sundays and Wednesday evenings. We ask that for events occurring at other times, you park in Chapel-marked lots located on Fir Hill and Chapel Drive by turning left at the second light (Buchtel Street) off the highway.

Coming from the East or Youngstown area

I-76 Westbound to Route 8 North to the first exit (right lane) which is the University of Akron/Buchtel exit. Turn left at the first traffic light (Carroll Street). The parking deck is available for use on Sundays and Wednesday evenings. We ask that for events occurring at other times, you park in Chapel-marked lots located on Fir Hill and Chapel Drive by turning left at the second light (Buchtel Street) off the highway.

Coming from the West or Wadsworth/Lodi area Mansfield/Columbus via I-71

Take I-76 Eastbound to Route 8 North to the first exit (right lane) which is the University of Akron/Buchtel exit. Turn left at the first traffic light (Carroll Street). The parking deck is available for use on Sundays and Wednesday evenings. We ask that for events occurring at other times, you park in Chapel-marked lots located on Fir Hill and Chapel Drive by turning left at the second light (Buchtel Street) off the highway.

Coming from the North headed South on Route 8

Exit right onto the Buchtel/Carroll Exit. Go straight through the light driving past The Chapel on your right, turn right on Carroll, and enter the parking deck. The parking deck is available for use on Sundays and Wednesday evenings. We ask that for events occurring at other times, you park in Chapel-marked lots located on Fir Hill and Chapel Drive by turning right at the first light.

From Pittsburgh, Sandusky, Toledo, Detroit, Chicago via the Ohio Turnpike

Take Exit 180 to Route 8 South. Continue on CRT 8 to the Buchtel/Carroll Exit. Go straight through the light driving past The Chapel on your right, turn right on Carroll, and enter the parking deck. The parking deck is available for use on Sundays and Wednesday evenings. We ask that for events occurring at other times, you park in Chapel-marked lots located on Fir Hill and Chapel Drive by turning right at the first light.