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

Ordination:
Church of God, Anderson, Indiana, July 15, 2016

Licensed:
Western PA Ministries of COG, June 4, 2015

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

Pastor    August 2017 to April 202
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 22:21-3
Luke 1:70-76

Contact Information:
mark.dotson@hillsidechurchofgod.com

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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

Experience:
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-
1981.

Education:
San Francisco State University
B.A. in English
California State Teaching Credential in Secondary Education (Grades 6-12

Testimony:
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.

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

Contact:
shirley.gibson@comcast.net

 

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Married since 5/29/76
I have 3 children; Son, Daughter, Son, and 7 Grand children, all boys, and one girl.

In the workforce, my title is: Certified Nurse Assistant(CNA) & Medical, Assistant (MA)
I now work as a part time home care assistant.

I received my salvation in 1992, was baptized, April 1993 at Hillside Church of God
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.
This is 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.

My favorite Bible verse is:
I can do all things through Christ, which strengtheneth me.   Philippians 4:13

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

Experience:
Certified Nurse Assistant (CNA)
Medical Assistant (MA)
Home Care Assistant
, currently working part-time.

Biography:
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.

Favorite Scriptures:
Psalm 100
Philippians 4:13

Contact:
loopers17@yahoo.com

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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

Experience:
Founder/ Owner of Timpano Incorporated

Education:
Chabot College
Carpentry Trade School Degree in 1990

Biography:
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

Favorite Scripture:
Isaiah 55:6-11

Contact:
craftedbytimpano@sbcglobal.net