Church News

Dover Baptist Holds "In Person" Church for the First Time

On Sunday morning, May 24, 2020, Dover Baptist Church met "in person" for the first time since the Chinese Corona Virus lockdown. There were two church services, the first at 9:00 AM for those 55 and older. Then at 11:00 AM there was a service for those 54 and younger. (This was recorded at the first service) In between the church was sanitized. Bro. Bradley Gray (keyboards) , Bro. Freddie Sharp (drums) and Doris Riddle (piano) provided the music for the service. This Sunday's sermon was, "The Believers War Room." Biblical references can be found in Matthew 6:5-6 and Ephesians 6:10-13. Be sure to share this video with your friends, family and the unsaved. Click on the photo of Bro. Ben to watch the service.   

Holy Bible Now Adorns the Altar

Those who came to church on Sunday, March 24 found a new addition to our church. We now have a Holy Bible on a stand on the altar to adorn our already beautiful sanctuary. Really ties the front of the church together don't you think? God's Word should always be front and center in our lives. Great job to the Decorating Committee and anyone else involved in making this happen.

Dover Church Service for May 17, 2020

Here is the link to the virtual church service for Sunday, May 17, 2020 at Dover Baptist Church. It is on our church YouTube channel. For those of you who have subscribed, you already know it's there! This will be our last virtual service as in person church will begin again next Sunday (May 24th). We will continue to video the services for those who are unable to attend. Praise The Lord!


Dover Baptist Church to Reopen on Sunday, May 24th!

Good news! We are slowing going back to in-person services at church. We are going to be cautious at first to make sure everyone is still safe. In order to do so, we have established a list of precautions and procedures for the upcoming church services.  Please read the document carefully. To see the information, click on the newspaper photo at left. This Sunday's service (May 17th), will still be recorded and posted on our YouTube channel.

Dover Church Service for May 3, 2020

Here is a link to our latest church service published on our church YouTube Channel. Either click the highlighted link or click the photo of Bro. Early to be taken there. Then sit back and listen to some good Christian music and preaching.

Dover Work Day Rescheduled

Join us on Saturday morning, May 16th, to help make our church beautiful for the Spring Season return to in-person worship services. We will do a variety of projects both indoor and outdoor. Bring your tools and wear your work duds. Lunch will not be served due to Chinese Corona Virus considerations. Event subject to change so stay tuned for further updates. See you from 9:00 AM to noon.

Dover Corona Virus Update

After an emergency Deacon's Meeting last night (27-Apr-20), it was decided that church will not open till at least 10-May-20 which is Mother's Day. This date is still very flexible and hinges on what the governor "allows" us to do. Until that time, we will continue to conduct virtual services via our YouTube Page and Facebook. Plans were also discussed about how to conduct church once we return. Please pray for an end to this virus and for all those affected by it.

Dover Baptist Celebrates Anniversary

Today (28-Apr-20) marks the one year anniversary of the church calling Freddie and Diane Sharp to our Youth Ministry. What a great year it has been, but the best is yet to come! Congratulations Freddie and Diane!

Church To Close Till May

UPDATE!!!  Our Deacon's met on 30-Mar-20 and voted to cooperate with the new mandate for churches to remain closed until the first of May. Bro. Ben feels that God and the church are very much needed at the present time and that we must follow these guidelines. We will be taping the normal Sunday morning worship service and then presenting it on our Facebook Page and on our YouTube Channel each Sunday morning in April. Please encourage everyone you can to watch. The Church Prayer Room remains open for prayer or stop in the parking lot and pray for Dover Baptist Church and for a solution to this awful sickness. Pastor Ben is available by phone 24/7, at (502) 655-3374 and he will be in the office at church Monday through Thursday all day. The church phone number is (502) 633-0502. WE ARE DOVER!

Stay tuned for further details as they become available.

Dover Baptist Has Good News!

Finally some good news! The latest tally for the Annie Armstrong Easter Offering shows that despite the Chinese Corona Virus, Dover Baptists are still givers. According to church treasurer, Linda Swift, we have received $1,230 to date. That means we have exceeded our goal this year by 12%. Our goal was $1,100. Great job Dover Baptist Church. The Easter Egg Tree is filling up!

Dover Baptist's Mystery Artist Revealed

Ever notice the beautiful paintings in our sanctuary? They are done by a painter named J. Kemper. They were painted during the period of 2009-2010. Want to find out more? Click the painting of Jesus in prayer and find out.

Spring Comes to Dover Baptist Church

Even though we aren't physically going to church, God is still working His wonders with nature. Here are a couple of photos from Palm Sunday, taken on the church grounds, before the Facebook Live broadcast of the online worship service. We see His beauty in all things.


Dover Baptist Will Be on Facebook Live in April

Now that the church will be closed through April, Dover Baptist Church will be presenting a 30 minute worship service each Sunday at 10:30 AM ET on Facebook Live. There will be music and a message so be sure to mark your calendars for Sunday mornings so you can stay active in the church while we are physically distant from one another. If you miss the live broadcast, don't sweat it. We will have it available as a video on our Facebook page and on your church YouTube page. The YouTube page will help those who don't do Facebook to see the service, albeit not live. Be sure and share this with your family and friends. Now is not the time to stray from The Lord.

The Church Still Has Need$

Even though we aren't having in-person services in April, don't forget the church still must pay it's bills. Please send your regular tithes and offerings to church treasurer, Linda Swift. Her address can be found in your church directory or you can mail directly to the church at:

Dover Baptist Church, 7327 Dover Road, Shelbyville, KY 40065.  #ATTN Linda Swift in the corner.


The 28th Edition of "The Messenger" Newsletter is Online

Click on this icon to see the latest edition of "The Messenger" newsletter.The latest edition of 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. To view the newsletter click The Messenger logo at left.

Dover Baptist Church Goes Live on Facebook

On Sunday morning, March 29, 2020, at 10:30 AM, Dover Baptist Church conducted their first live church program via Facebook Live. This was necessitated by the Corona Virus pandemic. Thank you to everyone who made this broadcast possible. From comments by online attendees, the program was well received. If you were unable to view it live, it is available on both Facebook and YouTube to watch when you can. Be sure to share this with your friends and family. Special thanks to Sara Geisinger who provided the video feed for Facebook Live. Those performing in the service were Bro. Ben Early, Bro. Bradley Gray and Jesse Poe. The video runs about 30 minutes so sit back and enjoy some great music and preaching.

Church To Close for Two Weeks, Corona Virus Wins (For Now)

!!!! IMPORTANT NOTICE!!!! Due to the Corona Virus, health officials, President Trump's and Governor Beshear's recommendations are for no more than 10 people are to gather/assemble in one place. With these recommendations in mind, and after much thought, prayer, and consideration of others, the Deacon's have decided to stop all activities and worship for two weeks. The Baptist Men will not be meeting this week, we will not have the 5th Sunday Sing, and Movie Night is also cancelled. Please let others know who may not have access to the Internet or email.

The Deacon's will meet again on March 30. The plan now is to meet for work day on April 4 and regular services on Sunday, April 5.

The Prayer Room will be open for anyone that would like to come and pray. Pastor Ben will be in his office if you need to contact him.

Please continue to pray for our Annie Armstrong Easter Offering, Goal $1100 and if anyone would like to mail their regular offering to our Treasurer, Linda Swift, her address is 265 Twin Springs Ct., Shelbyville, KY 40065. Please continue to pray for this virus to end, for those affected and all medical professionals, and for things to get back to normal for everyone. WE ARE DOVER!

Stay tuned for further details as they become available.

Three New Christians Have Been Baptized!

On Sunday, March 15, 2020, the Hernandez Family children were all baptized as new Christians. The Hernandez Family and their relatives turned out to see this most important event in the lives of their children. Despite the Corona Virus, we had 67 people show up for church to worship The Lord and to show their support for these fine folks. To see what went on at the baptismal service, click on the photo.


Corona Virus Doesn't Stop The Church

We WILL be having church this Sunday, March 15, 2020. Please refrain from handshaking until the first Sunday in April. But, feel free to greet everyone with a BIG smile and an forearm bump. We have sanitizer in the foyer on the table as you come in. If you are sick, have a fever or have a cough, please stay home/and or see a doctor and attend to it immediately! Thank you. Please pray for all those affected by the virus at this time and for a cure to be found soon. Other measures for your safety are being taken as well. Consult your bulletin for the latest details on Sunday!

Two Decisions Made on HAS

High Attendance Sunday was highlighted by two young ladies deciding to let Jesus Christ be their personal Lord and Savior. Brother Ben Early introduced Calli and Prestly Tindle who came forward to dedicate their lives to Christ. Afterwards, their father, Daniel Tindle, came down front to be with them as the church came by to congratulate them and to welcome them to the fellowship of Christians. What a great day!

High Attendance Sunday Really Is!!!

High Attendance Sunday (23-Feb-20) was a BIG success! We had 105 in attendance breaking our goal of 100 in morning worship services by 5 people. Great job Dover Baptist Church! We also surpassed our Sunday School goal of 50 with 51 in attendance. Here are a couple of photos from two different perspectives. Even though we had over 100 in attendance, we still have plenty of room for you and your family at Dover Baptist Church!  

Meet the Hernandez Family

On Sunday morning, December 29th, 2019, the Elias and Tammy Hernandez Family joined the church. They came on transfer of church letter. Unfortunately, at that service, we were not able to get a good family photo of them because such a large group from the congregation came to welcome them to Dover. So, here is a photo of the Hernandez Family with names so you can get to know them better.

(L-R) Avaya, Evan, Elias, Tammy and Eli.

Youth Group and Kidz on Fire Really Growing!

Young people now have options at Dover Baptist Church. Our Youth Group continues to grow under the leadership of Youth Ministry Team, Freddie and Diane Sharp. The children have a great time and learn a lot with the Kidz on Fire Group headed by Janice Say. Both of these groups meet on Wednesday nights at 6:30 PM at the Dover Baptist Church, Family Life Center.

Lily and Jesse Sing A Duet

During Sunday morning services on February 16, 2020, Lily Drury and Jesse Poe sang "Glorious Day" as the special music. If you would like to listen to their song, visit our church YouTube Channel. If you have a Google or Gmail account, be sure to login and subscribe to our channel so that anytime a new video is posted, you will receive a notice (if you click on the notifications bell after subscribing to the channel. ) To see the video, click the photo at left.

Valentine's Dinner A BIG Success!

On Saturday evening, February 15, 2020, Dover Baptist Church held their annual Valentine's Day Dinner at the Family Life Center. This year's dinner was put on by the Dover Youth Group and also served as a fund raiser for their future activities. The dinner started at 5:00 PM and attendees were served tossed salad, baked spaghetti and bread sticks. There was also a nice selection of desserts to chose from. The young people served each person with their meal and their drink. After dinner, Bro. Bradley Gray emceed the Dover Baptist version of the Newlywed Game. This turned out to be hilarious and a real crowd pleaser. To see more click the pic at left.

High Attendance Sunday

Don't forget that Sunday, February 23rd, will be High Attendance Sunday at Dover Baptist Church. Make sure you come and worship and bring a friend or family member. If you haven't been with us in awhile, Sunday would be a great time to get back into the swing of regular church attendance.

Valentine's Dinner Coming Up

Come support the Dover Baptist Church Youth Group for an evening of food, fun and laughter! We will enjoy a spaghetti dinner, served by the youth, with entertainment to follow. You won't want to miss this! Donations will be accepted to support the Youth Fund. Everyone is welcome. Come one, come all! It will be held in the Family Life Center. For more details, visit our Facebook Page.

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February is "Put Your Heart" In It Month

Here is our Prayer Calendar for February to help you "Put Your Heart In It" this month. Everyday should be a day of love, not just Valentines.

Youth Group Goes to The Main Event

On Sunday evening, January 12, 2020, Dover Baptist Youth Team leaders, Diane and Freddie Sharp, along with some other adult volunteers, took the Youth Group on a field trip to the Main Event in Louisville. Being a Christian can be fun as these youth and adults found out. Isn't it time your children are involved in our Youth Program? They meet every Wednesday in the Family Life Center at 6:30 PM for fun, fellowship and learning. To see more of what went on, click on the photo.


Lottie Moon Goal Exceeded

LOTTIE MOON UPDATE! A little late but better than never. Our church almost DOUBLED our goal of $1,100 for the Lottie Moon Christmas Offering by giving $2020 (which was Bro. Ben's goal for us.) Great job Dover Baptists!

New Family Joins Dover Baptist Church!

On Sunday, January 12, 2020, we welcomed a new family to Dover Baptist Church. Daniel Tindle and his daughters Calli and Prestly came forward and joined our church. Here are some photos of them. Please make sure to make them feel welcome when you see them. Introduce yourself and help make them feel at home. Welcome Tindle Family!

Prayer Team is Recognized

At church on Sunday, January 5, 2020, Bro. Ben Early and Vicki Anderson handed out cards/gifts of appreciation to all the members of the Prayer Team. Several members of the team were not present so others accepted for them. To see some more photos from the service, click on the photo at left.


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