1215 Tecumseh St. Indianapolis, IN 46201                             317.638.2628                                    indyfirst.org


Follow Jesus. Love people. Then lead. 

Lead Pastor


Pastor JD VanValin and his wife Brianna are in their eighth year at First Church. JD grew up on the west side of Indianapolis (89-03), but from 2003-12 he lived in Michigan and Kentucky. In his downtime, he enjoys spending time with his wife and sons, playing sports, and playing music. Three-year-old Liam loves to talk, sing, and shoot hoops. One-year-old Micah is growing and learning each day.

JD is a graduate of Spring Arbor University with a B.A. in Psychology and Asbury Theological Seminary with a Masters of Divinity. He greatly enjoys being part of First Church as well as the Near Eastside Indianapolis community.


To contact: jd.firstfmc@gmail.com