For over 15 years, TDWM has served the Indianapolis community by loving and trying to better the lives of those in the inner city - being the church in action. Now, more than ever, there is a tremendous need for this kind of service in urban areas. We hope and pray each day that God is using us to better the community and the lives of those we work with. Thank you for taking an interest in our ministry. If you have any questions or are interested in serving with us, internships, mission trips or contributing please visit the contact portion of this website.
Tear Down the Walls is dedicated to Christian Community Development (CCD) through a Variety of programs and ministries. Our outreach to the homeless of Indianapolis includes Case Management (counseling our friends, encouraging goals, helping our friends to find housing, employment training, medical care, clothing, etc...), our Lunch and Bible Study ministry, our homeless street outreach program and remodeling abandoned buildings to be used as housing. Our outreach to the youth includes student leadership programs, after school programs, summer camp, VBS (Vacation Bible School), youth service projects, student Mission Trips, internships, and youth focused block parties and events.
TDWM's community development programs include remodeling abandoned buildings in poor, under resourced neighborhoods of the inner city to be used for housing and ministry, Urban Farming projects transforming abandoned lots into beautiful Community Gardens, teaching others how to raise small animals and produce their own nutritious foods in the inner city and working with those in the community to promote community development and create jobs, leaders, and friends. Our current CCD focus is on King Commons a neighborhood on the near northwest side of Indy near Riverside.
Our mission is to love and serve God and others.
Founder and Executive Director
Brian has been serving others in and around Indianapolis for nearly two decades. He has a Bachelors degree from Crossroads Bible College in Ministry Leadership and is a graduate of the DeVos Urban Leadership Initiative. Brian leads Tear Down the Walls Ministries to practice Christian Community Development based off of the models set forth by John M. Perkins, whom he considers to be his mentor and friend. He has a heart for equipping and empowering the younger generation, providing students with the tools necessary to become the best leaders they can be.
Cameron "Cam" Walls
Cameron has been with Tear Down the Walls for many years. She's currently working on helping with our administrative work heading up most of our marketing and rebranding. She's also assisting with our LEAD Indy cohort helping local DeVos Urban Ledershio Alumni design and organize our cities LEAD Indy inittiative.
Saturday Evening Street Outreach Leaders
Aaron Kazmierski far left, Wilis Overton 4th from right and Alexis Jones far right.
Willis has been serving with TDWM for 3 years and is a current student at Marian University were he met Brian while while he was a geust speaker to his freshman class. Willis later came with Marian to Urban Plunge at TDWM and the following year applied for an internship. Since then Willis has never left TDWM staff and currently helps lead the Saturday evening outreach team alongside Aaron and Alexis. Aaron began serving with us over a year ago. He also has been involved with Urban Plunge and other service projects through Marian University which lead to his desire to be a TDWM intern and help lead the outreahc team. We look forward to Aaron's coninued service and the gifts and takents he brings to our team. Alexis Jones met us through her internship with mission Indy and began serving on our street outreach team two years ago. She has obtainined her Bachelors in Social Work (BSW) and is working with families and children as her career while continuing to serve and help lead our Saturday Night Street Outreach Teams. Her training and expertise has been greatly appreciated by the TDWM staff.
Tiffany has been with Tear Down the Walls since the beginning. She helps with our day to day operations as well as our Wednesday morning outreach through the Professionally Bended Street Outreach (PBSO) Team. Tiffany is a part of our case management team lovingly helping her friends in a variety of ways including our partnerships with CHIP and through HMIS and CES housing applications. But most importantly she's our resident animal expert, heading up our urban farm.