Church News

Put Your Heart In It Banquet

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.


2018 News


The 23rd 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. In order to view the newsletter you must have Adobe Acrobat Reader installed on your computer. It is a free download from the hyperlink above.

NOTE The calendar for March has a couple of errors in the dates. The calendar on this website has the correct dates.


Carols and Candles Christmas Service 2018

Sunday evening, December 16, 2018 at 7:00 PM, Dover Baptist Church celebrated the birth of Our Lord, Jesus Christ, with our annual Carols and Candles candlelight service. Approximately 100 of the faithful showed up to help pack the house for this heart warming event. What better way to get in the Christmas spirit than by joining together with fellow Christians to celebrate the birth of Our Savior, Jesus Christ. Everyone who attended was surely blessed. If you could not make it, here are some photos to show some of what went on. Click to photo at left to take a look.

Baptist Men Enjoy Annual Christmas Dinner 2018

On Thursday evening, December 13, 2018 at 6:00 PM, the Baptist Men and their wives attended their annual Christmas Dinner which was held this year at Our Best in Smithfield, Kentucky. Thirty two (32) people showed up for the evening of fun, food and fellowship in the hometown or our Minister of Music, Bro. Bradley Gray. To see what went on click on the photo at left. Baptist do know how to have fun.

WMU Christmas Dinner 2018

On Tuesday evening, December 11, 2018 at 6:00 PM, the women's WMU met at Claudia Sander's Dinner House for their annual Christmas Dinner.  Twenty eight (28) ladies attended this gathering. Good food and good times were had by all. Christians do have fun contrary to what some may think or say. To see some more of what went on, click on the group photo of the ladies at left.

Christmas Dinner for Deacons and Their Wives

The Annual Deacons Dinner for deacons and their wives was held on Friday evening, December 7, 2018 at 6:00 PM at the Family Life Center. Chairman of the Deacons, Billy White with spouse, Charlotte White, were the hosts for this occasion. There were beautiful decorations, party favors, great food and good Christian fellowship among all. Deacons are the servants of the church and this is one night they are allowed to celebrate their service to others. To see more photos from the dinner, click this pic.

Christmas Decorations at Dover Baptist Church

Here are some photos taken while the church was empty on the night of December 3, 2018. Our church really looks lovely with all its Christmas decor. Really puts you in the spirit about the birth of Our Lord. The decorating committee did a wonderful job! Click on the photo at left to see them all.

Lottie Moon Offering 2018 (UPDATE !!!)

According to treasurer, Linda Swift, Dover again exceeded it's goal for Lottie Moon giving. We took in $1430 for 2018 beating our target for giving by $230. Great job Dover!!!

Oh!!! It is Lottie Moon Offering time again. This is the way we support international missions as Southern Baptists. Our goal this year is $1,200. To find out more about Lottie Moon and our current mission activities, click this link.

Matthew 28:19 (KJV) 19 Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost:

Dover Baptist Baptizes Chris Miller

On Sunday, November 18, 2018, Dover Baptist Church had a really good crowd for Sunday services. The HUGE choir sang and Brother Bradley Gray sang a solo as the special music. After the service, Chris Miller, son of Wayne and Linda Miller, came down front and asked to be baptized. Chris had already chosen Jesus Christ as his Lord and Savior but had not been baptized yet. Chris was presented with a copy of The Bible and his Certificate of Baptism by Brother Early. After the presentation, everyone was asked to stay and sing a hymn while Bro. Ben and Chris adjourned to the Family Life Center to prepare for baptism. To see more click the photo at left.

Dover Baptist Celebrates Thanksgiving with Annual Dinner

On Sunday evening, November, 11, 2108, Dover Baptist Church held it's annual Thanksgiving Dinner at the Family Life Center. We had a great turnout for the dinner. The FLC was very nicely decorated and there was plenty of food and fun for everyone who attended. Hats off to everyone who made this such a successful event. To see some of what went on, click on the photo at left.

LTC Angie White Speaks at Dover Baptist Church

Lt. Col. Angie White (Army National Guard) spoke Sunday, November 11, 2018 at Dover Baptist Church about her experiences running a chapel in Erbil, Iraq during her recent deployment. She also had a brief sermon after the presentation. This was part of the Dover Baptist Church Veteran's Day Celebration. To see some photos from Sunday click the photo at left. Great job Angie!

Dover Baptist Church Calendars Available Now

Want a new calendar featuring your beautiful and historic church? They are now available. Barbara Waits is now making these for anyone who would like to purchase one. There is a sign up sheet in the church foyer if you would like to buy one or more. There is also a sample for you to peruse. Great job!!! We have some very creative members at Dover Baptist Church.

Another Soul Joins the Fold

On Sunday, November 4, 2018, young Gabe Turner dedicated his life to Jesus Christ and was baptized. Before the baptism, Gabe was presented with a Holy Bible by Brother Early. Congratulations young man!!! The most important decision of your life has been made and you made the right choice. Amen!!! To see more of that day, click the photo at left.

2018 Fall Festival

On Saturday evening, October 27, 2018, Dover Baptist Church held their annual Fall Festival. There were lots of games, food and fun for everyone. We had a HUGE crowd of over 250+ people. The entire parking lot was filled to the brim. We had to have overflow parking at the parsonage. Kids had Trunk or Treat and the evening ended with hayrides and smores. To see some pics from the event, click on the photo at left.

Dover Baptist Church Staff Page Updated on the Website

At the Sunday, October 14, 2018 business meeting, the congregation approved the Nominating Committee recommendations for 2018-2019 by a unanimous vote. Thanks to Secretary, Charlotte White, these documents showing who is on what committee are now available on-line on the church website. Go to the staff page and click on the committees and deacons button near the botttom of the page or click the icon at left.

Fall Festival is Coming Up Soon

Come join us at the annual Fall Festival at Dover Baptist Church on Saturday, October 27, 2018 starting at 5:00 PM. There will be Trunk or Treat, Bonfire and s'mores, games, prizes, food, a hayride, cake walk and chili supper. Rain or Shine. Don't forget to sign up to help with this year's Fall Festival. The sign up sheets and flyers are in the Family Life Center. We need your help to make this year's festival more successful than ever! Now what talents did God bless you with? Be sure and mark your calendars now. Hope to see you there!

Round Up Sunday

We had a rip snortin' good time at church on Sunday, October 7, 2018 celebrating God in the cowboy way. We had a great crowd show up (90 people). We had great singing, preaching and afterwards some great Christian fellowship and a meal. The choir sang, "Because He Lives, Amen." Great! Brother Ben Early opened the service with announcements and the scripture. He wore his western duds too. Bro. Bradley directed the choir. After worship, everyone mosied on over to the Family Life Center from so grub. A great time of fun and food. There was plenty to go around and people were encouraged to take some home afterwards. Here are some pics from the service. To see more click on the photo of Bro. Ben.

Eliza Broadus Update!!!

We have surpassed our goal this year of $1,100 with over $1,300 dollars donated to this vital state mission offering. Great job everyone who was able to give to this worthy mission. We were able to stick a LOT of leaves on the poster!

Switching Roles

On Sunday morning, September 30, 2018, Brother Early and Brother Gray switched roles. Bradley lead the service and gave the message and Bro. Ben performed the worship minister duties. Both of these gentlemen did a great job having reversed roles. Here are a couple of photos from the service. We had 73 in attendence! Amen.


Dover Participates in 5th Sunday Sing at Mt. Pleasant

On Sunday evening, September 30, 2018, Mt. Pleasant Baptist Church hosted the 5th Sunday Sing event along with Dover Baptist Church and Burks Branch Baptist Church. There was a BIG crowd for the sing-in. Lots of good Gospel music, lots of good food and fellowship was had by all. The weather was beautiful, the church was beautiful and Dover brought a really big crowd. Mt. Pleasant Pastor Bill Taylor started off the 5th Sunday Sing with some hymns sung by the congregation. Dover Baptist Church Choir sang several really good songs. A BIG choir turned out for the event. Everyone enjoyed the after service meal provided. Everything was very good and no one when home hungry. To see more of what went on, click the photo at left.


The 22nd 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. In order to view the newsletter you must have Adobe Acrobat Reader installed on your computer. It is a free download from the hyperlink above.


Round Up Sunday Starts October at Dover

Round Up Sunday is will be on Sunday, October 7, 2018. Be sure and wear your best cowboy/girl western duds and come worship with us on this special day. There will be Bar-B-Que served after church services at the Family Life Center. Please invite your family and friend and anyone else you can to come be a part of the worship experience at Dover Baptist Church. Round'em up!!!

Two Families Come Forward to Join Dover Baptist Church

Dover Baptist Church welcomed two new families to the fold this past Sunday. Praise The Lord! Ken and Kathy Easterday (photo far left) were welcomed by Brother Early. They came on transfer of letter from a church in Louisville. Brother Early also welcomed the Bailey family who live on Dover Road. Joining us are; Allison, Caleb, Ashlyn, Chad and Cole. Welcome Baileys! If you are happy to welcome them to Dover Baptist Church, say Amen!

It's Eliza Broadus Offering Time!

It's Eliza Broadus Offering time! Our church goal is $1,100. For every $50 donated, a leaf will be placed on the poster to indicate our progress towards the goal. The state goal is $1.25 million dollars. Our goal amounts to .00088% of the total. This offering goes towards state missions. To find out more about Eliza Broadus, click this link.

Victory Road Performs at Dover Baptist Church

The Victory Road men's quartet performed their brand of Gospel music at Dover Baptist Church last night (26-Aug-18). A decent crowd turned out to hear some really great music. If you missed it, you missed out. Everyone there was truly blessed. Here are a couple of pics from the concert. A great bunch of Christian men.

Dover Baptist Church Constitution and By-Laws Now on Website

If you would like to read the church Constitution and By-Laws, they are now readily available on the Dover Baptist Church website on the Staff Page. Press the button at the bottom of the screen entitled Constitution and By Laws and you will be presented with it. You must have Adobe Acrobat loaded on your computer to view it. The file is in PDF format which you may download onto your own computer. Please read these documents! They are very important to the church and it's functioning. You may also click on this link to go there. Or click the photo at left.

Dover Participates in 5th Sunday Sing at Burk's Branch

On Sunday night, July 29th, the 5th Sunday Sing was held at Burk's Branch Baptist Church. There was a great turnout from all participating churches. Dover members turned out in good numbers and were well represented in the singing department. David Orr, Brother Early and Lily Drury all sang solos. Bro. Gray accompanied on the piano. Here are some photos from the event in case you weren't able to attend.

Lightning Rod Installed in the Steeple

The White Family (Jimmy, Billy and Jamie) installed the lightning rod anchor and cabling on our new steeple this past Saturday. Now we are ready for the weather. (Photos courtesy of Charlotte White.) To see more of the install, click the pic at left.

Steeple Dedication Day/Christmas in July Sunday

The July 29th church service was a combo service. Part Christmas in July and part dedication ceremony for the new steeple. We sang Christmas music, had Christmas decorations, wore Christmas clothing and some of us got Christmas gifts. The sermon was "OBEY: The Prayer of Joseph." from Matthew chapter one. To see some photographs from the service, click the photo at left.

Steeple Pics The Day After.....

The day after the installation of the new steeple these photographs were taken. There were still a couple of issues yet to be resolved with the 100% completion of the project. However, even at 95% it still looks great. We also made the front page of the Sentinel News newspaper!  Be sure to come to church this Sunday and take a look at it in person. You'll be glad you did.

The Church Gets a Steeple

On Tuesday morning, July 24, 2018, Dover Baptist Church received its new crown. A steeple. Quite a few people turned out to witness this historic event. Attendees were invited to sign the inside of the new steeple for posterity. This was a momentous day for our 206+ year old church! The commemorative boards were also installed in the attic along with a time capsule of things from Dover Baptist Church in 2018. Take a look.


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