Missions Statement: Empowering you to help Greater Akron thrive
Love Akron was established in 1995 by Pastor Mark Ford, Pastor Knute Larson & Rev. Dr. Ron Flower. The first event was a prayer meeting, hoping it would grow into a city-wide prayer movement, and has since been successful. With the retirement of its founding leader in April 2019 , Love Akron hired Executive Director Kemp Boyd who is committed to empowering others to make Greater Akron thrive. What this means is we want to listen together and learn together, so that we can lead together as a city and not as separate organizations.
With the help of our new executive director, Love Akron will continue to thrive and build collaborative relationships in the greater Akron area, while calling the city to transition from being a noun to a verb, from believer to disciple.