We strongly believe that every member of our church family is a minister of Jesus Christ because of grace through our baptism. Because we are baptized into Christ’s Life, we are to follow Christ by living for others and ministering to them. By grace, we are — like all Christians — called to minister, share, and witness to Christ’s redeeming love at home, work, school, and play; with neighbors and strangers; within our community and God’s wider world.
Rev. Dr. John Van Nuys is a lifelong Presbyterian, who grew up on a family farm west of Franklin. John has served congregations in Rushville and Indianapolis become coming to Wabash Avenue in August 2000. In addition to short term mission work in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, John is also a published religious writer. He writes the daily prayer on page 2 of the Indianapolis Star newspaper; has contributed to the Episcopal daily meditation series Forward Day by Day; and has published several sermons in the Journal of Homiletics. John loves spending time with his family, swimming, hiking, arrowhead hunting, and going to the movies.