Pastor Greg Dowdy
Pastor Dowdy grew up in Western Kentucky (Murray). Though he did not grow up going to church, he was 10 years old when his family began attending the Eastwood Baptist Church. God began working in his heart, and, when he was 11 years old, Pastor trusted Jesus Christ as his personal Savior.
At the age of 16, Pastor felt God’s call on his life to preach. He was also 16 when he started dating his sweetheart, Becky. After graduation from high school, the Lord led him to prepare for the ministry at The Crown College in Knoxville, TN. Half way through college, the high school sweethearts were married! Since graduation, the Lord led them to fruitful ministries at the Emmanuel Baptist Church in Williamsport, PA, and Cranberry Baptist Church in Beckley, WV.
In July 2013, the Lord directed the Dowdy family to Harvest Baptist. What an amazing story of God’s guiding hand! In Pastor’s own words, “Harvest has a blessed history. In many ways, our church has made an impact on this entire region and throughout our state. While we thank the Lord for the past, we are anticipating God moving and blessing in a mighty way in our future!”
Meet the Pastor’s Wife
Becky grew up a “PK” (preacher’s kid) in Crown Point, Indiana. She came to know Christ as her Savior at Vacation Bible School when she was 12 years old. As a young teenager, she felt the Lord calling her into the ministry, specifically as a teacher. When she was 15, her family moved to Murray, KY. After graduation, she, too, felt the Lord leading her to prepare for ministry at The Crown College.
The Lord has blessed Pastor and Becky with three children: Jacob (17), Jordan (15), and Madison (10).