Rod and Alice Dowie both had a life-changing encounter with Jesus in 1979. Saved out of a hippy/drug culture they embarked on their newfound faith with joy and enthusiasm quickly becoming involved with ministry, especially to young people.
Over the years their journey with God has seen them leading in a number of key ministry areas; they have led youth groups, helped establish a Christian School in the Southern Vales District of South Australia, served faithfully leading in various pastoral capacities at Almond Grove Family Church in Aldinga SA for 16 years, and were associate pastors at Lighthouse Church in Port Lincoln SA for four years.
They have led Coast and Vines Church since 2006.
Rod and Alice have a great passion for the local church, and have spoken at many church gatherings, meetings and camps across rural South Australia.
Rod has also ministered in the nations of Thailand, the Philippines, Uganda, and Fiji.
Seeing men women and children discover their God given destiny is a very key focus of Rod and Alice’s ministry. “We get excited when people are empowered to step into the purposes Jesus has for them, knowing that this brings powerful changes not only to their lives, but also to those around them!”
Rod and Alice live in Willunga South Australia, they have nine children and a couple of well-known Border Collies called ‘Norah’ and ‘Harpo’.