JOHN & Danielle

Co-Founding Pastors

You can tell a lot about people by who they love, what they love, and how they love. John and Danielle Freed love Jesus, their son Dean (09′), daughter Dayanna (12′), family, Indiana, Waterline Church, coffee, and summer vacations to Florida! They are simple people who love to have fun, laugh and live a life of adventure


John Freed is the co-founder and Lead Pastor at Waterline Church. John has a B.S. and M.A. from Indiana Wesleyan University where he studied Christian Ministries and Leadership with a concentration in learning the art of communication with Generation Y. John is an energetic, engaging pastor who is excited about seeing lives changed as they are introduced to Jesus!

John is a Midwest boy. He has lived in Michigan, Ohio, Wisconsin and Indiana. At the age of 15, while at a summer camp, John gave his life to Jesus. A year later, at that same summer camp, Jesus called John to give his life to serve Him as a pastor. John accepted, and God has been opening doors for John ever since. Today, John loves playing dodgeball, playing with his kids and taking Danielle to King Chef on 96th Street for romantic dates.

Danielle Freed is the co-founder and Pastor of Ministry Development at Waterline Church. She met her husband John at Indiana Wesleyan University where they graduated in 2002 and 2003 . When Danielle is not providing direction and support at Waterline, she is chasing her kids Dean & Dayanna.

Danielle is an Indiana Hoosier. She grew up in the cornfields of central Indiana in a small town called Lapel. She loves people and parties! Danielle has the unique ability to make every event fun and full of laughs! She loves working with families, children and youth! At a very young age, Danielle gave her life to Jesus. In college Danielle realized God had been calling her to serve Him with her gifts, abilities, passions and dreams! Today, Danielle is an awesome mother to Dean & Dayanna and a key part of our Waterline leadership teams. She loves to find deals at garage sales, coffee dates with friends and spending quality time with her family.