Name: Mark G. Dotson
Position: Pastor, Adult Bible Study Teacher, Prayer fellowship facilitator, Member of Worship Arts ministry
Date of Birth: December 11, 1969
Marital Status: Single
Children: 1 adult son
Church of God, Anderson, Indiana, July 15, 2016
Western PA Ministries of the COG, 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
Born and raised in Pittsburgh, PA. Accepted JESUS as savior in 1979; Played little league Football, Baseball, and Basketball in High School. Developed a passion for performing arts in school that carried over into ministry.
North Park University Chicago, IL
Association of Chicago Theological Seminaries (ACTS)
Doctor of Ministry
Graduation Date: May 2023
Reformed Presbyterian Theological Seminary Pittsburgh, PA
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
Name: Shirley Gibson
Position: Elder, Trustee Board Chair, Adult Sunday School Teacher
Date of Birth: 6/5/????
Marital Status: Widowed
Family: 2 children, 1 daughter and 1 son
Principal Hillside Christian Academy, South San Francisco: 2008-2016.
English Teacher Hillsdale High School, San Mateo: 1981-2008.
Substitute Teacher, Middle Schools and High Schools in San Mateo County: 1968-
San Francisco State University
B.A. in English
California State Teaching Credential in Secondary Education (Grades 6-12
After my family moved from Waco, Texas to San Francisco when I was 11, I began
attending First Church of God in San Franciso at the invitation of a classmate and neighbor. Not
long after, I accepted Christ as my savior.
Name: Lupe Ibarra
Position: Elder, Hospitality Committee Overseer, Usher Board Chair, Adult Bible Study Teacher
Date of Birth: 3/17/????
Marital Status: Married since 5/29/76
Family: 1 daughter, 2 sons; 1 granddaughter, 6 grandsons
Certified Nurse Assistant (CNA)
Medical Assistant (MA)
Home Care Assistant, currently working part-time.
I received my salvation in 1992, was baptized, April 1993 at Hillside Church of God
One of My favorite Psalm is 100. It encourages me to continue to give the Lord all the praises, that He deserves, and to serve him with gladness. These are my favorite things to do. To serve Him in whatever capacity He allows me to do this, and to worship Him all the days of my life.
Name: Joel Timpano
Position: Elder, Leader of Men's Fellowship, Adult Bible Study Teacher, Member of Worship Arts Ministry, Property Maintenance Overseer
Date of Birth: 12/14/65
Married status: Married since 1986
Family: 2 sons, 2 grandchildren
Founder/ Owner of Timpano Incorporated
Carpentry Trade School Degree in 1990
Born and raised in San Francisco. started Timpano Inc. in 1994. Accepted JESUS as savior at the age of 11 years old. Joined Hillside Church of GOD in 1990. Became an Elder in 1995