We were planted as a branch church of The Chapel in Akron. Our inaugural service was September 15, 1991 at Kent Roosevelt High School. Since then we have grown into the church home for several hundred families in Portage and Summit counties.
Riverwood was born from a dream of the leadership of The Chapel for an independent evangelical church to minister to the greater Kent-Stow community. Riverwood was blessed with a "mother church" committed to its success, people who share the vision for the ministry, and a growing presence in the community.