Pastor Marc Dowler

Lead Pastor

Pastor Marc’s goal is to preach and teach expository messages that are both biblical and practical. He believes a pastor is a leader, teacher, and caregiver of the congregation with which God has blessed him. Pastor Marc is also very passionate about taking God’s saving message of hope outside of the church walls. He especially enjoys hosting and participating in community events which includes ministering to the physical and spiritual needs of the people.

Pastor Marc is a graduate of Liberty University and and is currently working on his Master’s Degree at Baptist Bible Seminary. After pastoring a church in Jamestown, IN for 5 years, he accepted the call to West Pines in 2006.

Pastor Marc and his wife Tricia were married in 1993 and have two children, Savannah and Zachary. He enjoys dating his wife, vacationing on the beach with his family, board games, and cards.

Pastor John Neuhart

Associate Pastor

Pastor John is the Associate Pastor of West Pines. It is his joy to serve in teaching and preaching roles as well as overseeing the Tree of Life Daycare ministry. Pastor John graduated from Grove City College with a degree in Chemical Engineering and worked in the Fire Protection field for 12 ½ years before being called into full-time ministry in 1994. He has a Master of Ministry degree from Baptist Bible Seminary. The Neuhart family and the Graef family (now missionaries in Romania) were the church planting team that the Lord used to start West Pines.

Pastor John & Sarah were married in 1982 and have 3 children. Heidi and Micaela live in Avon while Josh and his wife Megan live in Winona Lake, IN. They have one grandson and one on the way! Pastor John loves basketball, sports, playing with his grandson Gideon and learning about the Civil War.