Church News

Outdoor Gospel Music Celebration Flyer Ready

The Flyer for this year's Dover Outdoor Gospel Music Celebration has been completed and new information on the festival is available. The festival will be held at the church on July 20th. Admission is FREE!!! Gates will open at 4 PM. Grilled food and snacks will be available for purchase beginning at 4:30 PM. Music will start at 5:30 PM with The Victory Road Quartet. Gold City will take the stage at 6 PM. This is an OUTDOOR event. Tents will provide shade, but you MUST BRING YOUR OWN LAWN CHAIR! For more information contact Pastor Ben Early at 502-655-3374 or Brad Gray at 270-222-0489. You can also follow developments on this website or on our Facebook page Hope to see you there for this great Gospel event!

Dover Now Has a YouTube Channel

Visit our new Dover Baptist Church YouTube Channel to see a video showing the highlights of Dover Baptist Church during the year 2018. You might want add it to your Internet Browser favorites list or even better, subscribe to the channel. That way, you will automatically receive updates when new church videos have been posted. When you are on the channel sign into Google and click the subscribe button.

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Vacation Bible School is Almost Here

It is almost time for this year's Vacation Bible School (VBS) at Dover Baptist Church. Bible school will be held nightly from June 10th through June 13th. VBS will start at 6:15 PM and will be over at 8:45 PM. Join us for Summer fun, learning and fellowship at this year's Vacation Bible School. Mark your calendars now! The theme for this year's VBS is "In The Wild - Amazing Encounters With Jesus." VBS is for preschoolers (4 year olds and up) and for children from 1st to 6th grade. You will be glad you did. What child doesn't need to know about Jesus and His Love?

Mother's Day at Dover

This year's Mother's Day service was held on Sunday, May 12, 2019. We had a great crowd despite the less than perfect weather. The mothers were all recognized and given a nice gift by the children. There was also a drawing for flowers. We had a duet by Wayne and Linda Miller and we also had a member of the congregation join the church. Every mother was recognized and given a box of inspirational greeting cards. The children passed out the gifts. Then a drawing was held to give away the three flowers at the front of the church. Wayne and Linda Miller did a great job singing a duet. Diane Fields came down front to Bro. Early and told him she wanted to join Dover Baptist Church. Diane explained why she chose Dover Baptist Church as her new church home. Everyone stopped by after the service to welcome Ms. Fields to Dover. What a great day! To see more of this service, click the photo.

Can't Get Enough of Bro. Bradley?

Can't get enough of Bro. Bradley Gray? Now you can take him home listen to him, or listen to him while you are driving. His CD's are located in the foyer. They are $10 each or free whichever you feel like they are worth. Proceeds from the sale go towards the cost of putting on the Dover Outdoor Gospel Music Festival on July 20th. You can give the money to Bro. Bradley or Bro. Early.

It's Baby Bottle Time

It's Baby Bottle Campaign time again. It runs from Mother's Day to Father's Day (May 12th through June 16th). The empty baby bottles are located in the foyer of the church. Be sure to pick one up and fill it with coins, bills or a check. These bottles help provide funding for A Loving Choice Pregnancy Resource Center. ALC works to save women and babies from abortions. To find out more about ALC's mission, visit them at


Brother Gray Preaches!

On Sunday morning, May 5, 2019, Bro. Bradley Gray assumed the pulpit to preach, filling in for Bro. Early who was on vacation this week. Bro. Wayne Miller filled in as the music leader. Brother Gray opened with a humorous story about a talking frog. Everyone did a great job. We had a really good crowd and the music was great too! Lastly, it was Derby Hat Day for the ladies so we have a pic of them too. Bradley's sermon was on "Freaks, Frauds and Failures" from 1 Corinthians 1 and Hebrews Chapter 12. The sermon revolved around how God had used various people throughout the Bible, who were frauds, failures and or freaks. Click on Bradley for more photos.

Dover Baptist Youth Minister in the News

News is already starting to spread about our new youth minister and the youth program we plan on establishing at Dover Baptist Church. Here we see a photo of Freddie, Diane and Ally Sharp in the Friday May 3rd Edition of the Shelbyville Sentinel-News. The youth program is designed for youth from the 7th through the 12th grades. If you have young people that you know, or are in your family, please make sure they are aware of what we are starting at Dover!

Romans 10:14 How, then, can they call on the one they have not believed in? And how can they believe in the one of whom they have not heard? And how can they hear without someone preaching to them?

Dover Baptist Calls Youth Minister

On Sunday, April 28, 2019, Dover Baptist Church voted to call Freddie Sharp to be the new Minister of Youth. Freddie will be joined in the ministry by his wife, Diane and by his children Ally and Clint when they can. Here are some photos from the "Meet and Greet" held at 9:15 AM that morning and then some from the service and business meeting that followed. Please keep the Sharps in your prayers as they endeavor to create a successful youth ministry program at Dover Baptist Church. Welcome aboard! Click on the photo at left to see more of what went on that day.

2019 Easter Service

On Sunday morning, April 21, Dover Baptist Church celebrated the resurrection of Our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. We had a record crowd of 136 people in attendance. The parking lot was completely full. The Children's Choir opened the service. Next, the Sanctuary Choir sang the cantata, "Jesus is Alive! - An Easter Worship Experience." Brother Early's sermon was "Victory In The Cemetary" from 1 Corinthians 15:50-58. At the conclusion of the service, we added a new member to Dover Baptist via transfer of letter. What a glorious day!

2019 Eggstravaganza

On Saturday afternoon, April 20, 2019, Dover Baptist Church held their annual Easter Egg Hunt. The party went on inside the Family Life Center due to the in climate weather outside. There was a good turnout and the kids and adults had a great time. There were a number of different stations where the kids could go and participate in different activities. There was a puppet show in the sanctuary and their were also refreshments. To see some photos from the event, click on the photo at left.

National Day of Prayer

Don't forget. Thursday, May 2nd is the 2019 National Day of Prayer. The theme for the 2019 National Day of Prayer is Love One Another. The theme comes from the words of Jesus in John 13:34, “Love one another. Just as I have loved you.” To find out more about National Prayer Day, go to this link.

Dover Baptist Church Announces Headliner for Outdoor Gospel Music Celebration

Dover Baptist Church has announced the headline act for the upcoming Outdoor Gospel Music Celebration. The concert will feature the most awarded group in the history of Southern Gospel Music, Gold City! They have 30 number one songs and have been making music and thrilling audiences for four decades. The outdoor concert will be held on the church grounds on Saturday, July 20, 2019. There will also grilled food available and fun for the whole family. Bring your lawn chairs and be ready for some great Gospel Music. Gates will open at 4:00 PM. Food service should start around 4:30 PM. Gold City will perform at 6:00 PM. Be sure and arrive early to get a good spot. Parking and seating are limited so get there early. To find out more about Gold City, visit their website at #GoldCity

Spring Cleaning/Work Day 2019

On Saturday morning, April 13, 2019, members of Dover Baptist Church got together to do some Spring Cleaning, planting, gardening and preparation for our Easter Egg Hunt. The weather was perfect, not too hot and not too sunny. After the work was completed, everyone shared a nice lunch of grilled hotdogs and sandwiches. To see more of what went on during Work Day, click the photo at left. Some of the photos were provided by Charlotte White and Vicki Anderson.

Annie Armstrong Offering Goal Surpassed!

Dover Baptist Church has surpassed their 2019 Annie Armstrong Easter Offering goal of $1,300! As of this writing, the total given was $1345. Have you given yet? Just because we have reached our goal doesn't mean we can't "go the extra mile." Great job to those who did! The Lord loves a cheerful giver.....


Get Ready For Spring Cleaning/Work Day at the Church!

On Saturday morning, April 13th, at 9:00 AM, Dover Baptist Church will have it annual Spring Cleaning Day for cleanup of the church and its grounds. Everyone who plans on working is invited to attend. Bring whatever tools you might need to do the jobs you plan on doing too. If you have anything you would like to see done at the church, be sure to contact Chad Bailey, Garrett Gross or Billy/Charlotte White. Hope to see you there ready to do some cleaning!


5th Sunday Sing at Dover Baptist Church


 On Sunday evening, March 31, 2019 at 6:00 PM Dover Baptist Church hosted the 5th Sunday Sing which is a concert conducted by the choirs of Dover Baptist, Burk's Branch Baptist and Mt. Pleasant Baptist churches. We had a record crowd (~120 people) and had to bring in folding chairs to accommodate everyone. There was some great singing by the choirs, soloists and by the congregation. Afterwards, their was a nice fellowship meal in the Family Life Center. To see some photos from the concert, click the small photo at left.


The 24th Edition of "The Messenger" Newsletter is Online

Click on this icon to see the latest edition of "The Messenger" newsletter.The Messenger Newsletter that is mailed to all Dover Baptist Church members, is now available on-line for all to see. Hopefully, this will help us to reach out to the community and allow the un-churched to see what we have to offer here at Dover Baptist. Just click the image at left to go to the newsletter.


Bro. Gray Celebrates His Birthday

After church services on Sunday, March 17th, the church presented Bro. Bradley Gray with a birthday gift. Bro. Ben Early made the presentation. Bradley's birthday was the day before on the 16th. We had 86 in attendance on Sunday. Amen!

Children's Choir Sings

The Children's Choir sang "I Can Only Imagine" on Sunday, March 17th. They did a great job. Here are a couple of pics. These young ones will be the leaders of Dover Baptist Church and others in the future....

Mark 10:13-16 The Little Children and Jesus

13 People were bringing little children to Jesus for him to place his hands on them, but the disciples rebuked them. 14 When Jesus saw this, he was indignant. He said to them, “Let the little children come to me, and do not hinder them, for the kingdom of God belongs to such as these. 15 Truly I tell you, anyone who will not receive the kingdom of God like a little child will never enter it.” 16 And he took the children in his arms, placed his hands on them and blessed them.


Family Game Night at Dover Baptist Church


On Sunday night, March 10, 2019 at 5:00 PM, Dover Baptist Church held Game Night. There was food and fun all around. Everyone met at the Family Life Center for tacos and games. Here are some photos from the event courtesy of Charlotte White and one from Kelli Carper. To see more, click on the photo at left.

It's Annie Armstrong Easter Offering Time!!!

It's Annie Armstrong Easter Offering time again! Our goal this year is $1,300. What is the Annie Armstrong Easter Offering and what is it for you ask? Well, Annie Armstrong sponsors missions throughout North America.  To find out more about what you money for this offering does, click the photo of Annie on the right.

Old Fashioned Hymn Sing

Here are some photos from the Old Fashioned Hymn Sing held at Dover Baptist Church, on Sunday night, February 24, 2019 from 6:00 PM till after 7:00. There was not a large crowd but those who showed up were treated to some great music and a LOT of fun! Folks got to pick their favorite hymns and then Bro. Bradley played them for the crowd to sing. There were some oldies and some goodies. If you missed it, you really missed out.

Put Your Heart In It Banquet

On Friday night, February 15, 2019, Dover Baptist Church held the "Put Your Heart In It Banquet" at the Family Life Center. This was an event for the entire family. There was a spaghetti dinner followed by David Garrard, a nationally known magician who was the guest speaker and brought a lot of magic to the evening. Everyone had a great time and 51 people attended. To see more of what went on, click on the photo at left.


The Screens Have Been Installed


The new screens the church voted to install have been hung on the walls but as of February 10. 2019, they are not functional. Hopefully they will add something to our already wonderful church.

Barbara Sue Doyle Talks Up WMU

Here are some photos from the church service on Sunday morning, February 10, 2019. There was an emphasis on the WMU and what they do in spreading The Gospel of Jesus Christ throughout the world. Barbara Sue Doyle gave a brief talk about the work of the WMU and why you should join them. To find out more about the WMU, click this link. The ladies meet every 2nd Tuesday at the church at 7:00 PM. Won't you help them in this vital mission of spreading The Gospel?

Put Your Heart In It Banquet, Don't Miss It!

Be sure and mark your calendars for Friday night, February 15th at 6:00 PM when Dover Baptist Church will host the Put Your Heart In It Banquet. This will be a fun event for the entire family. There will be a catered banquet followed by David Garrard, a nationally known magician who will be the guest speaker and bring a lot of magic to the evening. Please be sure and sign up in the foyer if you and/or your family plan on attending.


Kidz On Fire at Dover Baptist Church

Sunday Evening, January 27, Dover Baptist Church proudly presented Kidz on Fire, at 6:00 PM. This program was by performed our youth. There was a little humor, a little magic, puppets and a whole lot of Jesus. Pizza, drinks and cookies followed in the Family Life Center. 67 people turned out to see the future of Dover Baptist church in action!

Brother Gray Celebrates an Anniversary

The January 6, 2019 worship service marked the one year anniversary of Brother Bradley Gray's coming to Dover Baptist Church to serve as our worship minister. Brother Early made a presentation to Brother Gray before the service. Bradley has brought a new energy to the music portion of church and the choir has also experienced growth since his coming. We are so glad that The Lord put Dover Baptist Church in the life path of Brother Bradley Gray. One year and counting...........

February is Put Your Heart In It Month

February will be "Put Your Heart in It Month." For the first Sunday in February, all Sunday School classes are asked to decorate their doors with hearts and all members and prospects names are to be on each heart. All classes should call all of these folks on Saturday to urge them to come to church. Everyone else is asked to make one contact for our worship and urge someone you know to come and join us. Even offer to go by pick them up and sit with them. Come on. Put your heart in it!

Food Drive On Through February!

Now through the end of February, the church will be collecting non-perishable food items for Victory Baptist Church/God's Kitchen and the Touched Twice Ministry in Shelbyville. Please bring what you can to help others in need. Acts 9:36

Dover Baptist Prayer Commitment Sunday

The entire worship service was dedicated to the power of prayer and to get commitments from prayer warriors in the congregation. The service was held on13-Jan-19. We had a good crowd and lots of prayer warriors stepped up. Barbara Sue and Clarence Doyle gave their prayer testimony discussing Clarence's recent health issues and his trials at the hospital. Prayer, God and people helped them through this difficult time in their lives. Prayer saved Clarence. Great testimonies by two great Christians. Brother Bradley Gray sang the special music. According to the bulletin, the song was, "I Can Pray." Bro. Gray did a great job with the song. Bro. Ben Early preached "I Believe in the Church Praying." To see more, click on the photo at left.

Dover Baptist Rededicates The Prayer Room

On Sunday, January 6, 2019 Dover Baptist Church dedicated it's recently renovated and reconfigured Prayer Room. This was kickoff for Prayer Week which runs from January 6th through the 13th. Each member is encouraged to spend an hour in prayer each week either in the Prayer Room or in your own home. The day started with a light breakfast served in the Family Life Center. Then attendees were encouraged to visit various prayer stations set up throughout the room. Prayer Commitment Cards were also distributed asking each person to sign up to be a prayer warrior and pray one hour per week. Click on the image at left to see more of what went on.


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