Church News

Archived Church News 2019


The 27th 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.


Brothers Early and Gray Sing a Duet

On Sunday, December 29th, Brother Ben Early and Brother Bradley Gray sang as a duet, "A Song In The Dark." Here is a photo of them in action. To hear them visit our church YouTube page. Here is a link to the Dover Baptist Church YouTube page.

Dover Has A New Family

On Sunday morning, December 29th, 2019, Elias and Tammy Hernandez along with their family joined the church. They come on transfer of church letter. We welcome them and are so glad they decided to make Dover Baptist their church home. Make sure you welcome Hernandez Family the next time you see them at church!!!

Christmas Service and Cantata

On Sunday morning, December 22, 2019, Dover Baptist Church held their Christmas service. The cantata was also performed again by the Adult Choir. The cantata was titled, "The Greatest Story Ever Told." We had 98 in attendance which was down a little from Friday night, but many people have already begun to travel home to family and friends for Christmas. After the service, Billy White, on behalf of the church, presented several people with Christmas gifts from the church. Here are some photos from the service. We hope you and your family have a very Merry Christmas!!!!


Dover Tops Lottie Moon Christmas Offering Goal!

Dover Baptist Church just continues to give. We have now surpassed out Lottie Moon goal by $274 as of last Sunday. Our goals for 2019 was $1,100. We have now given $1,374 to this vital international mission. Which means we have gone 19% above our goal for this year. Great work! Giving is what Christmas is truly about. To find out more about Lottie Moon and what your donations do, click on the Lottie Moon logo at left. It will take you to her webpage.

Christmas Cantata

On Friday night, December 20, 2019, the Dover Baptist Church held its annual Christmas Cantata. This year's cantata was entitled, "The Greatest Story Ever Told." We had 124 people turn out for the service and the fellowship afterwards. The Children's Choir also sang a medley of Christmas songs. It was a great evening. Here, take a look.

Carols and Candles 2019

On Sunday night, December 15, 2019 Dover Baptist Church celebrated the Christmas season with out annual Candles and Candles service. We had a good crowd for the event. Everyone who came was blessed. The Advent Candle was lit. There were hymns and carols, a brief sermon, scripture readings and the finale with the lighting of the candles. Take a look.

WMU Holds Christmas Party

On Tuesday night, December 19, 2019, the WMU held their annual Christmas Party at Claudia Sander's Dinner House in Simpsonville. They had a good crowd and a good time. To see some more of what went on, click on the photo and you will.

Missionaries at Dover

We had a BIG congregation on Sunday November 17th with 94 people in attendance! Two of those in attendance were missionaries to Honduras and they are friends of the Carpers. (Kelli goes on missions to their place in Honduras). We welcomed Greg and Jean Hines to Dover Baptist Church. Greg got up and gave a short presentation about their work in Honduras. Great having you with us!  

Christmas Cantata Set

Mark your calendars. The Dover Baptist Church Adult Choir will be presenting the Christmas Cantata. The event will be held on December 20th at 7:00 PM. Afterwards, there will be finger foods and snacks in the Family Life Center. Invite your family, friends and neighbors for this festive evening, celebrating the birth of Our Lord, Jesus Christ!

Blessings in a Backpack Update

UPDATE!!!! Thank you to everyone who participated in filling a backpack for Blessings in a Backpack. A total of 43 filled and delivered to Highland Baptist Church for distribution to the children. 

Dover Baptist Care For More Than Just Your Soul...

Dover Baptist Church is not just looking to save your soul....they also care about your life. Here are some of our new lifesaving devices we have purchased to help keep you safe. We now have First Aid kits located throughout the church campus. We also have an emergency defibrillator located in the foyer of the church. Thanks to the church nurses and everyone involved in this project. Hopefully, we will never have to use these but if we do, they are there.

Food Donations Rolling In

Food collections for our Thanksgiving Baskets are really going well. This doesn't include this past Sunday's donations (11-Nov-19) which were still in the foyer. Great job Dover Baptist Church!  

Don't Forget Our Church YouTube Channel!

We have recently posted videos of our Children's Choir singing along with a duet featuring Kelli Carper and Lily Drury. To make sure you don't miss any future videos, when visiting our YouTube Channel, click the red subscribe button on the screen as shown below. Also, click the notifications bell to be sent an email every time a new video has been posted. Don't miss out! DO IT! Click the image below and you will be taken there.

NOTE - Links to our Facebook and YouTube pages are located in the lower left corner of every page on this website.

Annual Thanksgiving Dinner

On Sunday evening, November 10th, Dover Baptist Church held its annual Thanksgiving Dinner at the Family Life Center. We had a good crowd and LOTS of good things to eat and drink. Everyone had a good time and there was still plenty left over to take home. After the meal, Brother Bradley sang some humorous songs and gave a brief devotional. Here are some photos from the dinner. Sorry, if you missed. See you there next year.

OCC Packing Party

Dover Baptist Church held a packing party for Operation Christmas Child on Sunday night, November 3rd at 6:00 PM. Twenty five people showed up to pack shoe boxes to be sent to children all over the world for Christmas. They were able to put together 137 shoe boxes! As a treat everyone got pizza for dinner. Photos are courtesy of Charlotte White. They were so busy packing, they didn't have time for photos except for the pizza......To see more click the photo.

Dover Baptist Helping Others

Don't forget.....We are collecting food to distribute to three families for the Thanksgiving Holiday. Be sure when you are at the store to remember how blessed you are and how you can bless others at this time of Thanksgiving. Food can be dropped off at the foyer of the church on in the Family Life Center.

Thanksgiving Dinner Coming Up Soon

On Sunday, November 10, 2019, Dover Baptist Church will host its annual Thanksgiving Dinner. The dinner will be held from 6:00-8:00 PM in the Family Life Center. Please invite your family and friends for a wonderful meal and time of fellowship. Meat and drinks will be provided by the church. Please bring your favorite Thanksgiving sides and desserts. Hope to see you there and that you have a very Happy Thanksgiving!

Dover Quartet Sings at Emmanuel Baptist Revival

The Dover Quartet performed at the Emmanuel Baptist Church Revival on Sunday night, October 27, 2019 during their revival service. Dover Baptist Church members turned out in numbers for the revival. The photo of the Dover Quartet was provided courtesy of Charlotte White.

Final Eliza Broadus Offering Update

UPDATE! We have surpassed our goal for the Eliza Broadus Mission Offering for 2019-2020. Our goal was $1,100 and we have taken in as of October 27, 2019, $1,195.00! Way to go Dover Baptists! That is 9% over our goal. Great job! #EBO19 #equippingtogo

2019 Fall Festival

On Saturday evening, October 26, 2019, Dover Baptist Church held their annual Fall Festival. The weather did not cooperate due to the constant threat of rain and wind which forced the cancellation of the hayride and the s'mores. Even with these weather issues, it was warmer than last year. Despite the weather, there was a lot of games, Trunk or Treat, puppets, as well as food and fun for everyone. We had a smaller crowd than last year due to the weather but we still had over 200+ people. The church parking lot was filled and we had to have some overflow parking at the parsonage. A big thank you to Kelli Carper who was the event coordinator and also to everyone who helped made this year's festival a success. The decorations were awesome! To see some photos from the Fall Festival, click on this photo.

Special Guest Sings Special Music

Sunday October 13, 2019, Dover Baptist Church had a guest sing the special music at the worship service. David Stevens, of the group, Victory Road, gave a brief talk and sang a few songs accompanied by Bro. Bradley Gray. Bro. Stevens did a great job! There is also a video of one of David's songs on our Dover Baptist Church YouTube Channel. David is singing, "He's In The Midst." Here is the link to it. Enjoy!



Round Up Sunday Round Up

On Sunday, October 6, we held Round Up Sunday at Dover Baptist Church. It was a two pronged event. One, everyone was supposed to dress in cowboy/cowgirl attire and two, it was supposed to be a high attendance Sunday. Well we had a little of both. A number of people wore their western duds and we had 88 people attend worship services, despite the absence of several members. We could have easily reached 100 people if the normal attendees had shown up but we still have more chances to top the century mark! To see more of what went on, click the photo of Brother Ben.

Round Up Sunday is This Sunday!

Be sure to come to church on Sunday, October 6th in your best western duds. Also, try and "round up" as many family, friends and visitors to come as you can! After the worship service, there will be a cowboy style meal in the Family Life Center. The meat, baked beans, macaroni and cheese and drinks will be provided. Please bring your favorite side dishes and/or desserts. Head'em up, mov'em to church!

Two New Videos Added to Our YouTube Channel

Be sure to check out two new videos posted to our church YouTube Channel. To See our Children's Choir's performance from Sunday, September 29th follow this link.

To see a portion of Robin White's solo performance of "How Beautiful" from the same worship service, visit our church  YouTube Channel. Here is a link.

Once there, be sure click the Subscribe button and click the Notifications bell so you won't miss any new videos posted by the church!.

Eliza Broadus Offering Update

According to the latest church bulletin, we are now up to $825 of our $1,100 goal for the Eliza Broadus Offering. Keep up the good work Dover Baptist! The Pumpkins on the chart must be a bit behind......

Dover Youth Gone Fishin'

On Saturday, September 28, 2019, Dover Baptist Church's Youth had a fishing tournament at the pond at the Drury's (Thanks Richie and Lily). Seventeen folks showed up and everyone had a great time despite the heat. There food and drink for all along with some Bible study on how we can all be fishermen. Fishers of men. To see what went on, click on the photo at left.

She's in the Army Now

On Sunday, September 23rd, Pastor Ben Early, recognized Chloe White who soon will be serving her country in the United States Army. Chloe will be leaving for basic training in Ft. Jackson, South Carolina and upon completing will then depart for Ft. Sam Houston in Texas to pursue her MOS as a combat medic. Please remember Chloe and her family in your prayers as she steps up to serve her country. Good luck Chloe and stay safe!!!

Church Clerk Recognized

Our church clerk, Charlotte White, who does so much for our church, received some deserved recognition from the Shelby Baptist Association in the form of a Certificate of Achievement as a "2019 Honor Clerk." Nice to see someone recognized who does so much as a volunteer for our church. Thanks and congratulations Charlotte! Brother Early presented her the certificate at the end of Sunday's worship service on September 22, 2019.  

Changes Afoot in Dover Publications and Media

The Messenger Newsletter will no longer contain a full calendar of events. It will only contain highlighted events for each of the next three months. In order to see the monthly calendar for the church, you will need to obtain either a paper copy of the calendar, printed monthly, and located in the church foyer, or go to the website's calendar page and either view, download or print the calendars for the next three months. To see the new calendar page, click the Calendar button at the top of this screen. 

The Redo of the Dump is Complete!

The work has been completed on what used to be our church dump. It is now a very attractive drainage ditch filled with rock to keep it from eroding. Congratulations to all who made this project happen. It gives the church a much more attractive face when someone is coming up Dover Road from Aiken Lane.



The 26th 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 Dump is Gone!!!

On Wednesday, September 11, 2019, Dover Baptist Church finally took steps to remove our dump/swamp/burn area. Workers worked all day to remove the trees and junk that had accumulated in the area over the years. It has been bulldozed and plans to make a more permanent drainage ditch are in the works. The rock has already been unloaded. Stay tuned for further developments. Finally, after all these years, this eyesore will be now more. Praise The Lord!!!

This photograph was taken by Charlotte White

during the April Work Day at the Church held on

April 13, 2019. It shows the awful mess that the

dump had become.








Here is what remains as of September 11, 2019.

The refuse has been removed and the ground dozed

to make it more attractive and to help in the drainage

of the property.





Dover Baptist's New First Responder

Congratulations to Chloe White. Shelbyville Fire and Rescue's newest volunteer first responder! Maybe the start of a career in public service...... Good luck Chloe! (photo courtesy of SFD Facebook page)


Dover Baptist Fall Festival Date Set

The date has been set for the 2019 Fall Harvest Festival at Dover Baptist Church. It will be held on Saturday, October 26, 2019. The event will run from 4:00-7:00 PM. Kelli Carper is in charge of the event and she can use all the help she can get. Please help her make this year's event as great or greater event than last year's. If you volunteered last year, Kelli already has you down for this year too. Mark your calendars now so you and your family and friends don't miss out on this fun/fellowship event!

Eliza Broadus Offering is Here!

The 2019 Eliza Broadus Offering is upon us. Our church goal this year is to raise $1,100. The monies collected for this offering support a variety of missions throughout Kentucky and is sponsored by the WMU. For every $50 donated, a new pumpkin will appear on the status board. To find out more about this special offering, click on the link to the Eliza Broadus page on the Kentucky WMU webpage.

Choir Now Has Room

The Adult Choir started rehearsals again on Wednesday night, August 14th after the Summer break. Choir members were introduced to the new choir loft risers. More room for more people and safer to boot! Good job Brian Turner!!

Prayer Room Addition

If you haven't been to the Prayer Room lately, there is a new edition. Chad Bailey built a really nice bookshelf and has it in place and it is being used. Prayers are answered. Take a look. Click the bookshelf to make it larger.

Dover Donates to ALC

It was announced during the August 11, 2019 business meeting, that Dover Baptist Church donated $667 to ALC Shelbyville during this year's baby bottle campaign. Way to go Dover! #alcshelbyville


Back to Skool Bash

On Saturday afternoon, August 10, 2019, Dover Baptist Church held its annual Back to School Bash for all the young people heading back to school. There was lots of food and fun for everyone who attended. What a great way to get ready to back to school! To see some photographs from the event, click the photo on the left.

Mission Emphasis Sunday

Sunday, July 28th, Dover Baptist Church held Mission Emphasis Sunday. We heard from three different groups on three distinctly different ways to witness via missions. The first group talked about missions within the United States. The next group talked about service related missions here in Kentucky. The last group talked about serving The Lord via foreign missions. Click on the photo at left to find out and see more of what went on.

Needs for Upcoming Mission Trip

Judy Pierce and Doris Riddle will be leaving on a mission trip to Pine Ridge Indian Reservation in late September. One of the schools they visit is in dire need of children's underwear - boys and girls, ages 6-12. Many times the children wear the same clothes or undergarment for days in a row. Boys need new T-shirts, briefs and socks. Girls need panties and socks. If you would like to contribute, please place your items in the box labelled Pine Ridge in the church foyer. Boy and girls sizes are 5T-14. Thank you.

Back to School Bash Coming Up!

(NEW TIME!) On Saturday evening, August 10th, we will have our annual Back to School Bash at 6:00 PM at the Family Life Center. There will be games such as cornhole, ping pong, board games, volleyball and basketball. Barbecue and the drinks will be furnished by the church. Please bring your favorite side dish with you. Looks like it will be a good time for all!

Adult Choir Restarts on August 14th (Updated)

After a brief Summer hiatus, the Adult Choir will resume on Wednesday evening, August 14th at 7:30 PM. This will give us time to finish rebuilding the choir loft to make more seating as choir continues to grow. Choir practice is conducted in the sanctuary and starts after Prayer Meeting so you can go to both. Can you sing? Can you make a joyful noise? Won't you join us? Hope to see you there.


Dover Has Some "Special" Music


We had some "special" music at church this past Sunday (21-Jul-19). Barbara and Clarence Doyle's grandson, Adam Doyle played two different songs on two different instruments. He played, "Amazing Grace" on the saxophone and "How Great Thou Art" on the piano. He was introduced by Barbara who was quite proud! Here are some photos To see a video of Adam playing, visit our YouTube Channel.

Dover's Outdoor Gospel Music Celebration Featuring Gold City


On Saturday afternoon, July 20, 2019, Dover Baptist Church held an outdoor music concert featuring award winning Gospel Group, Gold City. Victory Road also performed at the concert. We had a hot, humid but sunny day for the show. Lots of hard work went in to making this event a success. There was lots of good music, good times and good food. We had 200 people show up for the concert despite the heat. The big tent was filled to the brim. There were also some other tents setup outside.

Morning of the Gold City Concert

Well things are finally finished in preparation for the concert. The tents are up, the fans are blowing, the stage is set, the port-a-cans are ready and clean, and the ladies have the drinks iced down and ready. Thank The Lord for blessing us with a sunny day. Guess we should have prayed for low heat and humidity to boot. There was a nice breeze this AM and some cloud cover. All we need now is you. Here are some pics from the morning preparations before the show.

Preparations Continue for Gospel Concert

Brother Bradley Gray took some photos of the Big Top going up at Dover Baptist Church. He assured everyone that it is 20 degrees cooler under the tent. This was important because of the heat wave Kentucky is experiencing. So there will be shade for the concert. Other preparations for the show are also under way. Click on the photo to see more of the tent raising.

Family Life Center Gets a Scrubbing

A day of pressure washing sure makes a difference. The back of the Family Life Center is now cleaned up and ready for visitors to our upcoming Gospel Music concert. Now if the weather will cooperate. To see more of the work, click on the photo at left.

Dover Hosts Kentucky Changers

Dover hosted a group of Kentucky Changers on Sunday, July 7, 2019. To find out more about what they do, click this link.

Dover Here is a link to a video on Vimeo showing the Kentucky Changers in Shelbyville.


Total Request Live Coming in August

TRL is coming at the end of August! (It was originally scheduled for the end of July and was moved to accommodate the Gold City concert.) It is a hymn sing, you sing, we sing, all in one. Start practicing now for your solo or get your group together. Also, look for the number of your favorite hymn and be ready to holler! Hope to see you there. Last year's was GREAT!!!! Click the photo to find out more.


Dover Baptist Church is Blessed

Dover Baptist Church received at $5000 donation from some very generous benefactors in Arkansas. Brother Early presented the check to treasurer, Linda Swift at the end of the Sunday, June 30th, worship service. Praise The Lord!

Dover Participates in 5th Sunday Sing

On Sunday evening, June 30, 2019 the Dover Baptist Church Men's Quartet sang at the 5th Sunday Sing held at Burk's Branch Baptist Church. Members of the quartet are (L-R) Jesse Poe, David Orr, Wayne Miller and Darrell Waits. They did a great job. This was their second performance ever having performed at church that morning. Great job guys! Singers from Mt. Pleasant Baptist Church and the Burk's Branch choir sang as well. After the service, everyone was treated to a great meal in the basement. To see more click the pic.

Dover Holds Patriotic Service to Honor Independence Day

Sunday morning, June 30th, Dover Baptist Church had a patriot service to honor Independence Day. The entire service was a celebration of America and our freedoms we enjoy. To see some photos from the service, click on the photo at left.

Member Steps up to Produce The Messenger

You may not know this, but the last two editions of "The Messenger" newsletter have been created and produced  by one of our church members. The company that did our newsletter ceased operations a while ago and Barbara Waits stepped up to use her creativity and skills in publishing to serve The Lord and His Church. So when you pick up the next edition of the newsletter, make sure to remember who helped to make this happen. Thank you Barbara for all your hard work! Also, what are YOU doing to help spread The Word of God?  What talents do you have? Pray about it. He can use more hands in the field.


The 25th 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.

Vacation Bible School Commencement

Dover Baptist Church held Vacation Bible School (VBS) Commencement ceremonies on Sunday morning, June 16, 2019 during morning worship services. The children all paraded into the sanctuary. Pledges of allegiance were made to the American Flag, the Christian Flag and The Bible. The pastor welcomed everyone to Dover and gave a brief spiel about VBS. VBS Director, Vicki Anderson was the emcee for the ceremony. She talked about Bible School and then helped the children perform for the congregation. Afterwards, everyone child was presented with a certificate for participating in Bible School. Both the children and youth performed for the congregation both doing a great job! After the service, everyone was invited to attend a chicken dinner in the Family Life Center. To see more, click on the photo.

Youth Have Vacation Bible School Activities

Our youth program also had activities for them to participate in. Traditional VBS is for children 6 to 6th grade. Freddie and Diane had a special program for our youth so they would have the same opportunities as the children. To see what went on, click on the photo at left. The youth are doing more and more at Dover Baptist Church. Stay tuned.....

Vacation Bible School 2019

Click the photo at left to see some great photos from this year's Vacation Bible School at Dover Baptist Church. VBS ran nightly from Monday, June 10th through Thursday, June 13th. All the children and adults who attended had a great experience.

Dover Wind Damage Repaired

Our wind damage has finally been repaired and we have some new siding on the church. Thanks to everyone who made this happen. Praise The Lord!

Dover Member Participates in D-Day Observance

Kentucky Air National Guard, Colonel, Jamie White, at the D-Day reenactment in France. Jamie is a member and deacon at Dover Baptist Church. Great job colonel! (Jamie is holding the right side of the American Flag.)

The Basement Redo

Have you visited our new floral shop? No? Actually it is our old basement equipped with new shelving and storage areas for our floral arrangements. Take a look..... Dover member Brian Turner did the handy work.

Dover Adult Choir on Vacation Till August

The Dover Baptist Church Adult Choir will be taking a two month sabbatical during the months of June and July. This gives families an opportunity to travel on vacations and gives the choir members a break from rehearsals etc.. This will be a great time to recharge our batteries and voices and be ready to come out singing in August. This will also be a great time for any potential new choir members to start coming to choir practice. Hope to see you there!


Youth Program is Off and Running!

The Freddie and Diane Sharp Era at Dover Baptist Church has begun! Here are some photos they took with the youth on Wednesday, May 29th. They played cornhole and had pizza. Looks like they had a great time! If you know of any youth who would like to join our program, please share this with them. To see more photos of what went on, click on the photo at left.

Dover Celebrates It's 2019 Graduates

On Sunday, May 26th, Dover Baptist Church recognized six young people from the church who have graduated this year. The graduates include; Quinten Cox, Matthew Dalton, Lloyd Dawson Gray, Bella Stringer, Chloe White and Hannah White. To find out more about these fine young people click the photo at left and you will see where they graduated from and what their future plans involve. Congratulations to the Graduates of 2019!

The Early's Celebrate Their Anniversary at Dover Baptist Church

Sunday, May 19th, marked the sixth anniversary of Brother Ben and Gloria Early coming to Dover Baptist Church. The church has come a long way under their guidance. Thank God for putting these great Christians in the path of Dover Baptist Church. Congratulations on six very successful years!!! Let's keep the spirit moving forward.

Dover Gains Three New Members

Celebration time! We added three new members to the church on Sunday, May 19th. Lana Lyons joined along with our new Youth Ministry Team, Freddie and Diane Sharp. Brother Ben Early stood with Lana Lyons and Michelle Michelle Anne Turner who had encouraged Lana to visit Dover Baptist Church. Lana explained how Michelle worked with her and had invited her to come to church. What a great example of a Christian sharing with others. The Sharps, Freddie and Diane moved their membership to Dover Baptist Church too. Welcome to all three!

Annie Armstrong 2019 Final Tally

Dover Baptist Church exceeded this year's Annie Armstrong Easter Offering goal of $1300 by 15 percent. We brought in $1525 total. Great job people helping spread The Word throughout North America!

Can't Get Enough of Brother Bradley?

Can't get enough of Brother Bradley Gray? Now you can take him home listen to him, or listen to him while you are driving. His gospel music CD's are located in the foyer. Proceeds from the sale of these CDs will go towards offsetting some of the cost of the Outdoor Gospel Music Celebration. A great way to make a donation towards a great event. Bradley is not bad either......

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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