MissionView Church is a community of people who love Jesus and love the people of North Canton. We desire to show the love of Christ in our community. He’s changed our lives, and we’re excited to share that with others!

Our mission is to make disciples who have an intimacy with God, community with others and influence in their world.

Our vision is to provide every man, woman and child in our community an opportunity to see, hear and respond to the gospel and see that all realize their mission.



In February 2012, Steve Marshall, Associate Pastor at Maranatha, committed to be the lead pastor of a new church. In the coming months, Pastor Steve worked closely with Maranatha’s elders to assemble a leadership team, create a launch plan, and cast vision for the church. The core leadership team decided to call the new church MissionView because of their commitment to reaching the community and helping each church member find and pursue his or her mission.

By April 2013, MissionView was approved to hold services at Hoover High School and seven pilot community groups launched. In June, July, and August, the MissionView team hosted preview services in the Family Life Center at Maranatha so that those desiring to know more about the church could come and get a feel for what it would be like. On September 8, 15, and 22, we had “practice services” to ensure things ran smoothly.

On September 29, 2013, we officially launched MissionView Church. We are excited about what God is doing at MissionView!


MissionView Church meets inside Hoover High School at 525 7th Street NE, North Canton, OH 44720. The main service is held in the Hoover Hall of Performing Arts Sunday at 10am . The Commons, a bright open area with round tables, is perfect for fellowship and refreshments the hour after our service.

Our offices are inside the Hoover Company on the 1st floor, look for one of the glass doors in the lobby on your left side. Our mailing address is 219 East Maple Street, Suite 121, North Canton, OH 44720. Our hours are Monday through Thursday 8:30am-4:30pm.

Mission Statement

What We Are Going To Do

Our Mission: To make disciples who have an intimacy with God, community with others and influence in their world.

What We Want To See

Our Vision: Provide every man, woman and child in our community an opportunity to see, hear and respond to the gospel and see that all realize their mission.

Why We Exist

Our Purpose: To be a healthy church that is balanced in learning, worship, community, service and sharing Jesus with those far from God.

Who we Are

Our Values:

  • Christ-centered worship
  • Expositional teaching and intentional training
  • Communities of encouragement and accountability
  • Godly servant leadership
  • Sharing our grace stories
  • Love


How We Will Measure Our Mission

Our Assessment: We will measure our mission by 5 key thresholds:

  1. We Pursue God – We make intimacy with God our first priority, seeking to hear from Him and following Him in every area of our lives.
  2. We Live Connected – We strive to live in authentic biblical community with other Christ-followers.
  3. We Use our Gifts – We seek to discover and use our spiritual gifts for the benefit of others.
  4. We Steward our Lives – We aim to manage every aspect of our lives (our bodies, our relationships, our time, our money) to be used in His mission and for His glory.
  5. We Share our Grace Stories – We intentionally seek opportunities to share our grace stories with those in our circles of responsibility (COR).


How We Will Accomplish Our Vision

Our Strategy: We will accomplish our vision by coming alongside of other ministries in following ways:

  1. We Love our Community – We strive to love our community so that they will have the opportunity to see, hear, and respond to the Gospel
  2. We Work together – We desire to work together, investing in the community and pooling our resources to do so.
  3. We Prepare the Team – We aim to see the principles of gospel transformation instilled throughout the church.
  4. We Plant Churches – We desire to plant other local missional churches.
  5. We Partner with Others – We seek to develop strategic missional partnerships around the globe for the purposes of church planting and compassion.assessment-strategy-2


  1. The Bible is God’s inspired, infallible, and inerrant Word. (2 Timothy 3:16Psalm 119:891 Peter 1:23, 25).
  2. There is one God, who exists as three Persons:  Father, Son, and Holy Spirit (Matthew 28:192 Corinthians 13:141 Peter 1:2).
  3. Jesus Christ is fully God and entered human form by the miracle of the virgin birth, lived a sinless life, and died for our sins. He rose again on the third day (Matthew 1:18-25;  John 1:1143:161 Corinthians 15:3-71 Timothy 2:5Hebrews 1:31 John 2:1).
  4. The Holy Spirit is God. His ministry is to glorify the Lord Jesus Christ, convict the world of sin, and minister to the believer (John 3:3-614:16-1714:2615:2616:8).
  5. All people are created in the image of God but because of Adam’s sin, they are sinful by nature and choice.  Apart from forgiveness through Jesus Christ, all are lost and alienated from God (Genesis 1:273:1-6Romans 3:23Ephesians 2:1-3).
  6. Salvation rests solely on the work of God’s grace. Christ’s death is the only payment for sin that God will accept. All who believe in Christ are born again and become the children of God (John 1:12-13Ephesians 2:8-9). All believers, once saved, are secure in Christ forever (John 6:37-4010:27-30Romans 8:138-39).
  7. The saved will be resurrected in body and be raised to eternal intimacy with God in His presence in a new earth and heaven. The lost will be raised to judgment and experience eternal wrath in Hell (Luke 16:19-3123:43Revelation 20:11-15).

Click here to continue to the Leadership Affirmation of Faith and the Constitution. 

Leadership Team

Matt Haupt
Matt HauptLead Pastor
 Pastor Matt Haupt was born in Dayton, Ohio. After graduating high school, he moved to Langley, British Columbia to study at Pacific Worship School. Soon after completing school, Matt moved back to Dayton where he met his wife, Jonell. For the last 21 years, Matt has served in full-time ministry, filling many different roles. Most recently Matt has served as the Executive Pastor at EUM Church in Greenville, Ohio where he oversees a large staff, often leads music, and preaches regularly. Matt is currently working on a Master’s degree in theology and enjoys reading, running, tennis, and spending time with family. Matt and Jonell have three children: Noah, Adeline, and Emma. I grew up in a Christian home, but my parents were first generation Christians. I thought I had accepted Christ as a second grader in a chapel service at Dayton Christian Elementary School. Much later, I found out that following Christ is more than a prayer. It was early on in my marriage that I soon found out I was only living for myself. This nearly destroyed my marriage, but God in His amazing mercy and grace revealed Himself to me through His Word in a marriage counseling session where the pastor shared the Gospel. I had grown up in church, but had never heard the Gospel shared in that way. God saved me that day, as well as our marriage. Ever since, I have been trying to tell everyone the life-changing good news we have in Jesus. Jonell and I have been married for twenty-one years now and we are so thankful for His grace! God is good!

Kelly Hansen
Kelly HansenDirector of Ministry Services
Kelly has worked in ministry for over 23 years. She is a detailed oriented person and has a passion to see things done well. She oversees all areas of ministry, runs the day to day operations of the office and facilitates our in-home Community Group ministry.  
Adam Swing
Adam SwingPastor of Student Ministries
 Adam grew up not too far from here in Hudson, OH. You may also know his sister, Kate Detweiler, and her husband, Tim (with their boys Josh and Levi), who are members at MissionView. He enjoys music, games, comedy, and…wait for it… Chipotle! Adam recently graduated from Moody Bible Institute in Chicago with a degree in Youth Ministry. He places a great amount of importance on teaching and preaching the Gospel, and knows the value that the gospel message can have in the lives of students. 
Stephanie Walker
Stephanie WalkerMV Kids Director
Stephanie has two children, Alex and Abby, who serve alongside her in Chidren’s Ministry and are involved in our awesome youth ministry.  She is excited to see children grow in their love for God and knowledge of His Word through fun and interactive lessons.  She hopes to be an encouragement as she partners with parents; after all, it takes a village! Stephanie has a passion for children and believes they should not be underestimated! She also enjoys traveling, especially for mission trips, and is always excited to see where God will send her next. 
Jesse Thompson
Jesse ThompsonWorship Leader
I was born and raised here in Canton, Ohio where my parents home schooled my five siblings and I.  My parents led me to the Lord when I was six years old and I grew up attending Middlebranch Grace Brethren Church where I continued to learned about God and formulate my theology.  I started playing the guitar at thirteen and within a couple years joined a local rock/praise and worship band.  I fell in love with music through those experiences and decided to pursue music production after high school.  I ended up graduating from Belmont University in Nashville, Tennessee with a bachelor’s of business administration and a studio production emphasis.  After several years of working in the Christian music industry, I decided to move back to Ohio where I now work in my family business.  After briefly attending Maranatha Bible Church, I was connected with MissionView and it has been my church home and spiritual family every since.  I thank God for the opportunity to lead worship and experience community at MissioinView as it has been the source of great challenge, growth, and joy in my life for the last five years and counting!

Jordan Rees
Jordan ReesGraphic Designer
Jordan serves as the graphic designer at MissionView. He is very excited to be a part of the team and to utilize his creative gifts to glorify God. He is a graduate of Stark State College with a Associates of Science in Computer Graphic Arts. Jordan also enjoys traveling, watching movies, mountain biking in the spring & summer, spending time with friends, hiking, and finding new restaurants. 
Hannah Baldridge
Hannah BaldridgeAdmin & Girls Discipleship
Hannah is the proud mother of two boys Isaiah (9) and Graham (3). She and her husband Jonathan are die hard Cleveland Indians fans, and enjoy watching the tribe play at Progressive Field. Hannah loves working with young teens, because she understands the struggles and difficulties that face many young people today. She is very patient and loving towards young people and she desires to see teens grow into healthy adults. She is excited to see young people grow in their love and their knowledge of God’s word. She hopes that she can be a loving influence in the life of teenagers as they learn to navigate life’s journey. 


Elders play a vital role in the leadership of the church. The men selected for this role have been identified based on the biblical character qualifications and their track record of service at MissionView. They play an active role in caring for the staff, championing the mission of MissionView Church, discerning false doctrine and praying for the church.

Todd LePage
Todd LePageElder
Todd is from North Canton and has lived there together with his wife, Melinda, for 25 years. They are excited to support the ministry of MissionView in the community. Todd is Vice President of The Whitacre Engineering Company, a construction subcontractor performing work on major projects in Ohio, Pennsylvania, and New York. Melinda has worked as an RN and currently volunteers at Faithful Servants Urgent Care Center. They have two grown children, Meredith and Eric.
Randy Smith
Randy SmithElder
Randy and Linda Smith grew up in North Canton. They are the parents of four children: Becky (Boyd), Abbey, Sally, and Joe. They love the Lord, their family, and their community and are excited to be part of MissionView. Randy works at Key Bank as a commercial banker and Linda is a family management specialist (aka homemaker). They believe that the hope for communities like North Canton (and all creation) can be found only through a relationship with Jesus Christ. It is Randy and Linda’s intention to invest their time, talent, and treasures in things that will last: people and the Word of God.
Josh Chandler
Josh ChandlerElder
Josh and his wife, Joey, moved to Ohio from California in February 2013, with their five daughters: Bethany, Miranda, Makayla, Liliana & Athena. They have been married for 18 years and grew up together in the same church. Josh is the CFO of ECS Tuning and Joey is a stay-at-home mom. They are certified foster parents and often share their home and love with little ones in need. They are excited to see how God works through MissionView.
Pat Culpepper
Pat CulpepperElder
Pat Culpepper is a founding member of MissionView Church and joined the Elder Team in November of 2018.  He resides in Jackson Twp. with Robin,  his wife of 40 years.  They have 3 adult children: Ryan, Jason and Melinda, along with seven grandchildren.  Pat became a Christ follower in 1979 and has held a wide variety of positions in the church including youth director, deacon and associate pastor and was instrumental in the start of two churches.  Pat & Robin are the founders and owners of Progressive Foam Technologies, a manufacturing company based in Beach City, Ohio.  They believe that the local church is one of God’s gifts to this world and are excited to be a part of what the Lord is doing in, and through MissionView Church. 


We would love to see everyone serving and being involved in an area that they are passionate about and spiritually gifted in. One of the functions of our deacon ministry is to help meet the needs of those in the church and to get people involved in using their gifts to do the same. Feel free to contact one of our deacons below or click here to fill out a form letting us know who you are and how you would like to help.

Don Adams
Jim Marshall
Aaron Mast
Evan Miller
Nick Rochford
Kory Smith
Jeff Walker
Mike Young
Doug Knisley
Evan Veldhuizen
Phil Hann
Steve Hansen
Craig Wright