Shiloh Messianic Congregation

We are a “One New Man” congregation bringing together Jew & Gentile.

Our Senior Pastors

Bruce & Kathleen Dowell
Bruce & Kathleen DowellSenior Pastors
Shalom, and welcome to Shiloh Messianic Congregation’s website! We’re glad you’re here! It is our hope that you will visit often, read the articles, listen to the teachings, and that you will enjoy what you discover. Our goal is to encourage, teach, train, and walk in the Jewishness of the Christian faith. The Lord is doing an exciting thing in this day as He leads His people in the ways of the “ancient paths”. (Jer. 6:16) We would like to help you to better understand these “ancient paths” and our Hebraic roots. We will endeavor to keep these pages current and invite you to visit often. Please feel free to contact us!

Service Times & Locations

Crestline Campus

170 S. Dart Canyon Road
Crestline, CA 92325

Calimesa Campus

9580 Calimesa Blvd,
Calimesa, CA 92320

Service Times

Shabbat Service – 7 pm – Friday (Crestline)
Shabbat Service – 10 am – Saturday (Calimesa)
Torah Study – 10 am – Sunday (Crestline)
Torah Study – 7 pm – Tuesday (Calimesa)

Our Beginnings

This ministry started in May of 1986 when pastors Bruce and Kathleen Dowell “planted” the Vineyard Christian Fellowship of Crestline. The church grew out of a home fellowship that was dedicated and committed to establishing a “charismatic” church here in the mountains of San Bernardino, California.

With the fulfillment of the original vision, the ministry refocused it’s vision towards equipping the saints for the work of the ministry, reaching our community with the Gospel, and learning about the Hebrew roots of our faith so that we can be used by the Lord as a bridge between Jew and Gentile. Our goal as a Messianic “One New Man” Congregation, is to bring together both Jews and Gentiles under the Lordship of Yeshua HaMashiach – (Jesus The Messiah) and to walk in the ways of the ancient paths!  Additionally, we are laying the foundation for an association of “One New Man” Congregations internationally!  (To learn more about this vision, contact us).

Our Values

It’s all about Yeshua. Messianic Judaism believes that Yeshua Ha Mashiach (Jesus the Messiah) is the Divine resurrected Saviour for all mankind. Messianics believe that the word of God includes both the TaNaK (older covenant books) and the B’rit Chadashah (new covenant books).  In other words, this means the whole Bible. TeNacK is an acronym for Torah, Neviim, and Ketuvim. Torah is the first five books of the older covenant which is usually translated as ‘Law’ but really means ‘teaching’. Neviim means the prophets and Ketuvim consists of all other writings in the Bible such as Psalms and Proverbs.  Other Judaica writings such as the Mishnah (Oral Torah) and the Talmud (Rabbinical Commentaries) may be used for historical information but are not considered inspired by God.

Ephesians 2:11-22

“For He Himself is our peace, who made both groups into one, and broke down the barrier of the dividing wall, by abolishing in his flesh the enmity, which is the Law of Commandments contained in ordinances that in himself He might make the two into “One New Man,” thus establishing peace, and might reconcile them both in one body to God through the cross, by having put to death the enmity.”

Messianic Judaism is a biblically-based, God-inspired, movement of people who, as committed Jews and Gentiles, believe in Yeshua (Jesus) as the Jewish Messiah of Israel, and hold to the teachings of Torah, of whom the Torah and prophets spoke.


Thank you for giving us this opportunity to share with you about the ministry of Shiloh Messianic Congregation. Shiloh is a Hebrew word meaning – “to whom it belongs.” It is clear reference to Yeshua – the Jewish Messiah. (Gen. 49:10)

At Shiloh, we desire to help bring down the wall that has divided Jewish and Gentile believers, and to promote the joining of Jew and Gentile together as one new man! (Eph. 2:11 – 16) We desire to educate God’s people (both Jew and Gentile) concerning the whole of scripture – both the Tanakh (the Torah, the prophets, and the writings – the old testament) and the B’rit Hadashah (the New Testament writings that tell us that Yeshua, Jesus, is the promised  Messiah). (Hos. 4:6) (Col. 2:9)

Shiloh is a place where the Spirit and the Word meet (John 4:23 – 24). In our meetings as well as our daily lives, we want the Ruach HaKodesh (The Holy Spirit) to move in life-changing power, but in a manner consistent with sound Hebraic (Jewish) understanding of God’s Word!