David Mcdowell Obituary – Passed Away! On Sunday, July 18, 2021, adoring dad and granddad, steadfast spouse, and devoted worker of the Lord, David P. McDowell, died at 74 years old at his home in Lancaster, PA.
Dave “Macintosh” was brought into the world on August 27, 1946, in Schenectady, NY. He moved on from Wheaton College (IL) where he dominated in sports, acquiring All-American distinctions in wrestling and dominating on the football field. He got advanced educations from Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary, Union Theological Seminary, and a PhD from Trinity Theological Seminary.
His service of over 48 years has involved four pastorates, including filling in as Assistant Chaplain at the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, Pastor of Bethlehem Community Church in Delmar, NY, Senior Pastor of College Church of Northampton, MA, and Senior Pastor of Community Fellowship Church in West Chicago, IL. He believed these gatherings to be loaded up with magnificent instances of a warm and drawing in fervent confidence, unafraid to experience the Gospel. Most as of late, he filled in as the Interim Chaplain at Wheaton College, IL, and the Chaplain of the Wheaton College Graduate School until his retirement to Lancaster, PA.
Dave leaves behind his better half Gloria (Farneth) McDowell (with whom he as of late commended 50 years of marriage), his 5 youngsters, Bethany (Peter) Fiorello of Strasburg, PA, Joshua (Wendy) McDowell of Annapolis, MD, James (Stella) McDowell of Lausanne, Switzerland, Jeremy (Danielle) McDowell of West Chicago, IL, and Joy (Seth) Rumsey of Hanover, MD; his sister Judy Van Vorst of Australia; and 12 excellent grandkids (whom he adored in particular). He was gone before in death by his folks Joseph W. furthermore, Alta M. (Freeman) McDowell, sibling Warren T. McDowell, and sister Joyce E. Goff.
For the duration of his life, he was vigorously engaged with Christian day camp services on the East Coast. He composed four books and furthermore composed a week by week blog at davemcdowell.org. Dave’s last book “The Goodness of Affliction”, was composed during his session with disease, as a consolation for the people who endure to confide in the Lord’s planning and astuteness.
In his extra time he appreciated training shot put and disk hurlers (secondary school and school), contending in the Senior Olympics, and giving a shout out to the New England Patriots. He discovered harmony and trust from Jesus. His life refrain that he picked upon appointment was 1 Thessalonians 5:24, “The person who calls you is dedicated; He will doubtlessly do it.”
In the event that you at any point heard him lecture, you will realize that he regularly shut his lessons with blessings. His number one was from Jude 1:24-25, “Presently unto him that can hold you back from staggering and to introduce you impeccable before the presence of his wonder with surpassing happiness, to the main astute God our Savior, be magnificence and greatness, domain and force, both now and everlastingly, Amen.”