About Shiloh


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!

The Shiloh Mispachah, (Family), would like to invite you to join us as we worship the God of Avraham (Abraham), Yitz’chak (Isaac), and Ya’akov (Jacob), in the manner of the first century Messianic Congregation called the “Way.” (Acts 24:14) The LORD is leading many believers, both Jew and Gentile, into the exploration of the Jewish roots of Christianity. At Shiloh, you’ll not only learn the importance of your roots, but you’ll experience a new depth to your faith as you enter the spiritual rest of Shabbat (Sabbath), the joy of the feast and festivals (Lev. 23), and the richness of “returning to the ancient paths.” (Jer. 6:16-19)

It is our conviction that we will not see the return of the LORD until Jew and Gentile (the One New Man (Eph 2:13 – 16), together say “Baruch Haba B’Shem Adonai.” (Blessed is He who comes in the Name of the LORD). (Matt. 23:39)

B’Shem Yeshua HaMashiach

In the name of Yeshua, the Messiah,

Pastors Bruce and Kathleen Dowell

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).