Our Staff

Rev. Dr. MArk Dotson

Name: Mark G. Dotson

Position: Pastor

Date of Birth: December 11, 1969
Marital Status: Single
Children: One adult son

Church of God, Anderson, Indiana, July 15, 2016, Western Pennsylvania Ministries of the Church of GOD

Licensed:                                                                                                                           Western Pennsylvania Ministries of the Church of GOD, July 15, 2016,


Pastor     April 2023 to Present                                                                            Hillside Church of GOD, South San Francisco, CA

Pastor    August 2017 to April 2023                                                                        First Church of GOD, Champaign, IL

Associate Pastor    November 2014 to July 2017                                      Lincoln Avenue Church of God, Pittsburgh, PA

Chaplain      August 2012 to October 2012                                                  Bridges Hospice, Pittsburgh, PA

Associate Pastor     March 2009 to February 2010                              Millennial Reign Family Worship Center

Education:                                                                                                                                  North Park University   Chicago, IL                                                                      Association of Chicago Theological Seminaries (ACTS)                            Doctor of Ministry                                                                                                    Graduation Date: May 2023

Reformed Presbyterian Theological Seminary   Pittsburgh, PA        Master Divinity                                                                                                    Graduation date: May 2008

Point Park University   Pittsburgh, PA                                                              Bachelor of Arts in Legal Studies                                                               Graduation date: June 2002

Community College of Allegheny County   Pittsburgh, PA                Associates Degree in Legal Studies                                                          Graduation date: June 2000                                                                                    Paralegal Certificate: May 1998

Favorite Scriptures:                                                                                                        Psalm 90                                                                                                                                      Job 22:21-30                                                                                                                            Luke 1:70-76

Contact Information:                                                  mark.dotson@churchofgod.com


Name: Shirley Gibson

Position: Elder, Trustee Board Chair, Adult Sunday School Teacher

Date of Birth: 6/5/????

Marital Status: Widowed

Family: 1 son, 1 daughter

Taught Primary Education through High School in the public school system for 27 Years.
Served as Principal of Hillside Christian Academy.

Earned B.A. in Teacher Training from San Francisco State University.
Earned Secondary Education Teaching Credential from California State.

Began attending the Church of GOD as a preteen after moving to San Francisco from Cameron, TX.
Accepted JESUS as Savior when family joined the Church of GOD.  Worked as a teacher for Elementary school through High school in the public school system for 27 years.  Served as Principal for Hillside Christian Academy for X years.

Favorite Scriptures:
Romans 8:28
Psalm 23
Isaiah 40:31