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        Dale & Margaret Pics - 1                  Dale and Margaret Engle

co-pastor the church part-time with Dale primarily responsible for preaching, visitation,weddings and funerals and Margaret oversees all administration, discipleship, and outreach.


a native of Abilene, KS graduated from Chapman High School (1968). He graduated from Messiah College where he met Margaret before attending Ashland Theological Seminary in Ashland, OH for a Masters of Divinity. He pastored in Lancaster, Pa. and later Ashland, OH.  After 18 years of pastoral ministry, he founded a camp for under-priviledged children and youth and a  retreat ministry, Joy of Living Ministries, in Brinkhaven, OH.  He returned to Abilene in 2012 where he works full-time for his son, Matt, at Webb Home Center in Abilene.


the daughter of a Presbyterian pastor, moved from Princeton, NJ to Middletown, NY, and then Baltimore, MD. She attended Messiah College where she met Dale, and received a degree in Family and Consumer Science.  She taught school for nearly 30 years working first at a middle school in Mansfield, OH and then later with at-risk high schoolers in a vocational work program before retiring to move to Kansas. She has a masters degree in Curriculum and is passionate about education and the church.

The Engles have 3 children: Heather and Bob Beaty (Dillsburg, PA); Jennifer and Matthew Bierlein (Columbus, OH); and Matt and Amber Engle (Abilene, KS).  They have 6 grandchildren: Roc (15), Tyler (14), Sterling (13), Alana (13), Emmett (7) and Anna (5).

They began pastoring the Abilene BIC Church in September, 2012.






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Abilene BIC

Be our guest! Our Sunday morning Worship service is from 10:35 - 11:35 and includes nursery and Children's classes.

Our Sunday morning class for everyone is from 9:30 - 10:25.

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Our purpose is to preach the gospel of Jesus, reach the lost and equip all to minister in love