Lead and Co-Founding Pastor

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!


Pastor John Freed Disciple/Husband/Father/Friend/Pastor in that order.


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.