Church News

Dover Celebrates Valentine's Day

On Sunday, February 11th, Dover Baptist Church held their annual Valentine's Luncheon. There was plenty of good food and drink along with a huge variety of desserts to sample. The luncheon took place in the Family Life Center, after the morning worship service. The majority of the worship service crowd stayed and ate at the luncheon. Everyone had had a good time! To see some more of what went on, click the photo at left.

Lottie Moon Christmas Offering Goal Exceeded!

UPDATE - Well we surpassed our Lottie Moon Christmas Offering goal of $1200 by $62. We collected $1262 as of December 31st. Great job Dover! This money will go to support international mission work. I think Lottie even cracked a tiny smile because of it......

Carols & Candles 2023

We had a wonderful Carols & Candles event at Dover Baptist Church, on Friday night, December 22nd at 6:30 PM. There was a good turnout of 67 people for this wonderful celebration of the birth of our Lord. To see more photos, visit our Facebook page.


It's Lottie Moon Christmas Offering Time Again!!!


Guess what? It is Lottie Moon Christmas Offering time! This offering is used by the International Mission Board to fund our Christian missionaries throughout the world. In today's bulletin there was an envelope for your giving ease. There is also a brochure/prayer guide for the Week of Prayer for International Missions. This is one of the biggies for the WMU. Since this is the season for giving, please pray about what you can afford to give to this valuable mission.

Matthew 28:19-20

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:
20 Teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you: and, lo, I am with you always, even unto the end of the world. Amen.

Our church's goal this year is $1,200. Let's see how far we can surpass this....

Dover Has Another Baptism

On Sunday, November 26, 2023, Duke Williams turned from his sins and asked Jesus to save him. He was baptized by Bro. Mayfield at the Family Life Center after the worship service. Welcome aboard a new Christian!!!

To see a video of the baptism, visit our church YouTube page




The Latest North Central Network Newsletter is Now Available (December-January 2023-24)

Want to find out what's going on in our new North Central Baptist Network? Then click the logo on the left and you will open up a link to the latest North Central Baptist Newsletter. There is lots of news and information about our church and others Baptist churches within the network.  

"Unsung Hero" Movie Trailer Shows Dover Baptist Church!


Here's the website/trailer for the movie recently filmed at Dover Baptist Church. The movie is Unsung Hero and it opens on April 26, 2024. Here is a link to the movie website. To view the trailer, click Watch Official Trailer near the bottom the screen.


Here are some tips on seeing the church in the trailer. 25-31 seconds into the trailer shows the trees behind the FLC/parking lot and then a short shot of the sanctuary. 53 seconds into the trailer, it shows the front of the sanctuary. ENJOY!  

Thanksgiving Dinner 2023

On Sunday evening, November 12th, Dover Baptist Church held its Annual Thanksgiving Dinner. There was lot's of good food and fellowship for those who attended. Attendance was down a bit this year with 42 people dining. (Last year we had 85) Anyway, a good time was had by all. As usual at Dover, there were plenty of to-go plates after the dinner was over. We all have so much to be thankful for. Click the pic to see more of the dinner.

Operation Christmas Child Packing Party

On Sunday afternoon, November 5th, 14 adults and two children got together at 5:00 PM in the Family Life Center to put together this year's Operation Christmas Child shoe boxes. The group was able to put together 100 OCC shoe boxes for kids somewhere in this world. A big shout out to everyone who contributed either items, money or time and effort to this holiday miracle that helps spread the love of Our Lord, Jesus Christ, throughout the world. To see more of what went on, click the pic!


The Latest North Central Network Newsletter is Now Available (November 2023)

Want to find out what's going on in our new North Central Baptist Network? Then click the logo on the left and you will open up a link to the latest North Central Baptist Newsletter. There is lots of news and information about our church and others Baptist churches within the network.

Eliza Broadus Goal Crushed!!!

According to the chart in church on Sunday (October 22nd) we have crushed our goal of $1200 for the Eliza Broadus Statewide Missions campaign! We beat it by 25%, so far. Dover has given $1500 dollars to date. We will report a final tally once it has been received. Keep in mind, it is still not too late to donate if you haven't done so. Great job Dover Baptists!!!  

Fall Festival 2023 at Dover!

On Saturday afternoon, October 21st, Dover Baptist Church held its annual Fall Festival. The weather was perfect and we had a good crowd in attendance. There were lots of fun things to do and lots of good food and conversation. Of course there was Truck or Treat too and a hayride. There was fun for all ages. Here are some photos from the Fall Festival courtesy of Charlotte White. Click the pic to see them. A BIG thank you to everyone who helped to make this year's Fall Festival a success.  


The Latest Newsletter is Now Available (October 2023)


Want to find out what's going on in our new North Central Baptist Network? Then click the logo on the left and you will open up a link to the latest North Central Baptist Newsletter. There is lots of news and information about our church and others Baptist churches within the network.


Fall Festival Coming in October!!!

Mark your calendars! On Saturday October 21, 2023, Dover Baptist Church will be having its annual Fall Festival. The festival will be at the church and run from 4:00 PM to 7:00 PM. Everyone is invited and please bring a friend! There will be a chili & soup dinner, a bounce house for the kiddos, a cake walk, Trunk or Treat and more! We do need volunteers to help putting on the Fall Festival. If you are interested, please contact Michelle Turner. Fall is here!    

New Church Officers/Committees Elected!

At the last business meeting, the officers were selected for the 2023-2024 church year. To see the updated list, visit the Staff Page on our website. A BIG thank you to everyone who stepped up to serve this year!

Cookie Exchange!

On Wednesday night, September 20th, the Cookie Exchange took place in the Family Life Center immediately after Prayer Meeting. Cookies were wrapped and packaged for delivery to those on our Prayer List who can't get out. Linda Miller was the ramrod and made sure every box was loaded with delicious, home baked cookies provided by the church ladies. Fifteen boxes were made up with an assortment of cookies to help brighten the spirits of those to receive them. To see some photos of the ladies in action, click the pic!  

It's Eliza Broadus Offering for Kentucky Missions Time

Yes it's time for the WMU's, Eliza Broadus Statewide Missions fundraiser. Our church's goal this year is $1,200. The total goal for the state is $1,250,000. Won't you see if you can donate to this most worthy mission? Please pray about it and give what you can. Thank you. To find out more about the mission, click this link.



The Latest Newsletter is Now Available (September 2023)


Want to find out what's going on in our new North Central Baptist Network? Then click the logo on the left and you will open up a link to the latest North Central Baptist Newsletter. There is lots of news and information about our church and others Baptist churches within the network.

Dave Stahl Entertains on Sunday Night at the Summer Sing and Ice Cream Social!

On Sunday evening, August 20th at 6:00 PM, Dover Baptist Church held their annual, Summer Sing and Ice Cream Social. We had a great crowd with both members and visitors. Dave Stahl was the headliner. He has been to Dover before and always puts on a great performance. He sang hymns, southern Gospel, some medley's and a song about a squirrel at a revival in Mississippi. Everyone had a great time and the music never stopped. Afterwards, everyone went over to the Family Life Center to enjoy some delicious ice creams, cookies, cake etc.. Here are some pics from the event. If you missed it, you missed out friend.

Bro. Bradley Bid's Dover Farewell

On Sunday August 20th, we celebrated Bro. Bradley Gray's last day as our worship minister at Dover Baptist Church. Bradley sang a duet with Jesse Poe, "Show Me The Cross." At the end of the service, Bro. Mayfield recognized Bradley and Sara and Billy White gave them a gift from the church. They will be missed! To read Bradley's message to the congregation click on his photo.

Bro. Bradley Gray Steps Down as Worship Minister

On Sunday, August 13th, Bro. Bradley Gray resigned as Worship Minister from Dover Baptist Church at the regular monthly business meeting. Bradley's last day with the church will be Sunday August 20th. This came as a great shock to many in the congregation. Bro. Bradley explained that during the time he was our interim pastor, he began to realize how much he missed preaching. It has been a great five and a half years with Bradley and we only wish him the best in whatever and wherever The Lord may take him. Good luck Bradley and Sara! God bless you!

Baptist Men Start Back Up With a Special Guest Speaker

Dover Baptist Men restarted their monthly meetings on August 17th at 6:30 PM. Bro. Bradley Gray who is co-chair of Baptist Men invited our former pastor, Bro. Ben Early to be the guest speaker at the meeting. Bradley also provided the dinner which consisted of smoked bologna, ham, baked beans, slaw, chips and a really tasty cake for dessert. Brother Ben delivered a very meaningful devotional on the acronym SHAPE. Bro. Ben our former pastor, has been serving as an interim pastor in Campbellsburg, KY for the past year. It was good having him back. To see some of what went on, click the pic of Bro. Ben.

Dover Baptist Church Searching for Youth/Children's Minister

Dover Baptist Church is currently seeking a Next Generation Discipleship Leader. For more information, please visit for a link to the job description and a list of prerequisites. If interested please contact Bro. Nathan Mayfield at


Vacation Bible School Graduation/Family Day Potluck Dinner

On Sunday morning, July 23rd, our Vacation Bible School Graduation was held at church. The kids received their certificates for attending VBS and then they got up and showed a little bit of what they learned while attending. VBS Director, Vickie Anderson handed out the certificates to the children. They marched in and did the pledges to the American Flag, The Christian Flag and The Bible. Brother Bradley helped them with their songs at church. After church, everyone adjourned to the Family Life Center for a nice lunch. Take a look!

Vacation Bible School 2023

Vacation Bible School opened on Monday night, July 17th at 6:30 PM with 10 children and 30 adults present. The church and Family Life Center were decorated to the max! The weather was great and it looks like we had another successful year with VBS. Thank you to all the volunteers and to everyone who donated their time, money, refreshments and for supporting Vacation Bible School. Click on the photo at left to see a little of what went on during VBS.

Vacation Bible School Getting Close!

Come join us the week of July 17th-20th for Vacation Bible School. VBS will run nightly from 6:00 PM to 8:45 PM. This year's theme is Twists & Turns. There will be lots of fun, refreshements, fellowship and learning during this wonderful Summer event at church. Bring your kids and let them find out how following Jesus changes the game. If you would like to help with VBS, contact Vicki Anderson. We are all praying for a great turnout this year! Isn't it time you took your children to Vacation Bible School?

VBS Crew Marches-Rides in 4th of July Parade

Several members of Dover Baptist Church participated in this year's July 4th Parade in downtown Shelbyville. The parade was held on a rainy, Saturday, July 1st. Participants arrived at 8:00-10:00 AM and either walked or rode in the parade. Beth Wood provided her pickup truck to serve as our church's float. We displayed our VBS sign on the side to try and get as many to attend this year's VBS as possible. Despite the rain and stormy weather, we had a good turnout to showcase our upcoming Vacation Bible School. Great job everyone! Click the pic at left to see more of the parade. 

Graduates Recognized

On Sunday, May 4th, 2023, Dover Baptist Church recognized some of our graduates with a nice ceremony at the start of the service. Bro. Mayfield presented each graduate with their own Holy Bible and Charlotte White presented each of them an envelope (with who knows what in it) to each graduate from the WMU. To see a few more photos, click the pic at left.  


Victory Road Performs During Sunday Service


Had a great congregation for church on Sunday, May 21st. We had 71 in attendance. We had a great Gospel Music performance by The Victory Road Quartet. David Stevens, lead the music in Bro. Bradley's absence. Freddie Sharp, is the group's drummer. We had several visitors, one family from Michigan who decided to look around for a church to visit and found Dover Baptist Church. They said they would be back the next time they were down here. Bro. Nathan continued his series on the Book of Acts. Here are some photos from the service.



It's Baby Bottle Time Again

It's baby bottle time again! Please take a baby bottle and return it by Father's Day, June 18th. Fill it with whatever you can. Spare change, or any dollar amount or check you would like to donate. Monies received go to support the ALC Pregnancy Center in downtown Shelbyville (They also have a location in Shepherdsville). To find out more about ALC's mission, here is a link to their website.

Mother's Day Celebrated at Dover Baptist Church

On Sunday, May 14th, Dover Baptist Church celebrated Mother's Day. There was a delicious breakfast served at 9:00 AM in the Family Life Center. It was cooked an served by Bro. Bradley Gray. Around 25 people attended the breakfast. Afterwards, everyone attended Sunday School or watched a video in the sanctuary. Normal worship services followed with Bro. Mayfield continuing his series on the Book of Acts. After the church service, we had a short business meeting. After it was adjourned, every Mother was presented with a nice gift. Here's some photos from the service.  

Church Starts Out Dark, Send the Light!

On Sunday morning, May 7, 2023, Dover Baptist Church was blacked out due to a strong storm that rolled through in the morning hours. The power was off for Sunday School and most of the worship service. The service went off just fine thanks to some old time religion, a non-electric piano, Holy Bibles and the hymnals. We still had light enough to use the hymnals to sing and the preacher delivered a fine sermon from the Book of Acts. Bradley and Lana both took turns playing the piano. Then, miraculously, during Bro. Mayfield's sermon, the lights came on. Did I mention that our call to worship that Sunday was, "Send The Light?" Well, The Lord did. Click to see it.

Youth Pastor Steps Down

At the conclusion of morning worship on Sunday, April 23, 2023, Bro. Michael Welch announced that he would be stepping down as the youth minister at Dover Baptist Church, with his last day being Wednesday, April 26th. He felt that in his heart that it was time to leave and pursue whatever The Lord has for him and Patty in the next phase of their Christian lives. We wish them both well as they depart from our church.

Dover Celebrates The First Baptism of the Year

Sunday, April 16, 2023 was a very special day at Dover Baptist Church. It marked the first baptism of the year for the church and the first for Bro. Nathan Mayfield while at Dover Baptist Church. The young lady baptized was Dale Williams. Her baptism was held in the Family Life Center immediately after the morning worship service. To view a short video of the baptism on our church YouTube page, click the photo at left. Welcome to the fold Dale!!!

Dover Exceeds Their Giving Goals for Annie Armstrong Easter Offering!

We exceeded our goal of $1,200 for this year's Annie Armstrong Easter Offering for North American Missions. "Doverites" gave $1,345 and counting to date. Great job to everyone who dug down and found a way to contribute to this most worthy of causes!  

Easter Sunday at Dover Baptist Church

Easter Sunday was a glorious day at Dover Baptist Church. The weather was perfect. We had 95 people in the worship service. Our new parking lot was almost full. It would have been overflowing if members hadn't parked over at the parsonage driveway and yard. We had some great special music by the choir. Bro. Mayfield preached on "The Stone Was Rolled Away." from Luke 24:1-12. To see some photos from the Easter service, click on Bro. Mayfield.

"Eggstravaganza" A Big Success!!!

On Saturday, April 8, 2023, Dover Baptist Church held their annual "Eggstravaganza" Easter event for children. It ran from 2:00-4:00 PM. The weather was perfect for an egg hunt. They had a very good crowd for the event. There were 52 kids, 48 adults/parents and 23 Dover volunteers who attended. It's more than an Easter Egg hunt. It is an event with lots of food, fun, games and fellowship. A BIG thank you to everyone who made this year's event such a success! Here are some really great photos from the event courtesy of Michelle Turner and Charlotte White. Looks like everyone had a great time!

Good Friday Service

We dad a wonderful Good Friday church service on April 7th. We had over 50 people attend and those that were there enjoyed some great spiritual music, participated in The Lord's Supper, and listened to a sermon recounting the crucifixion of our Lord, Jesus Christ. Here are some photos from the service.

Work Day - Spring 2023

On Saturday morning, March 25th, members of Dover Baptist Church took on our annual work day clean up. This is always done before Easter to put our best face forward for everyone during this most important of Christian holidays. Most of the outdoor work had already been done so the workers concentrated on the interior of the church, Family Life Center and parsonage. Here are some photos of some of the work that went on. To see them and to find out more about what went on, click the photo at left.


Work Day Starts Early Due to Forecast For Bad Weather

Work Day got an early start this year, due to the forecast for rainy weather on Saturday, March 25th. Billy White ask for volunteers to meet him at the church at 9:15, AM on Wednesday the 23rd to spread mulch at the church. Several people stepped up to help. Billy and Charlotte White were there. Billy brought the mulch over with his truck and dump cart trailer. Bro. Nathan Mayfield and Greg Bell emptied the contents of the trailer into wheelbarrows and buckets so that Charlotte, Beth Wood, Wayne Miller and Jimmy White could spread it around the various areas of the church grounds. To see what went on, click the photo at left.


Venmo Now an Option For Those Wishing to Donate Electronically


Recently, we have had requests for electronic transfers of tithes and offerings. To accommodate this request, our church treasurer has set up a Venmo Account for Dover Baptist Church. To find the  instructions for the transfer process, click on the Venmo image at left. We are also adding an icon to the lower left hand portion of the website, next to the church's Facebook and YouTube icons for you to access Venmo in the future.


Easter Egg Hunt "Eggstravaganza" Set to Go


Join us on Saturday afternoon, April 8th, from 2:00-4:00PM for our annual Easter Egg Hunt. There will be lots of fun for your children and family. Along with the Easter Egg Hunt, there will be free games and more too! The church is currently accepting donations of candy, individual snacks, crackers, chips etc. for the little ones. We will also need some help filling the eggs with said candy, If you would like to volunteer or help in any way, contact Michelle Turner.


Baptist Men Get Busy Working


Our church's Baptist Men decided to work instead of meet for Bible Study this month. Here are some the projects that got completed. Great job to all those who helped make this happen! According to church secretary and volunteer worker, Charlotte White, "Bill White Jr. and his tractor, Billy, Jimmy, Wayne, Pastor Nathan, Jesse, Daniel and Darrell worked on the parking lot. Some also worked on the flowerbed weeding. Jesse, Wayne , Greg, Beth and Charlotte during the day making 11 total participants." To see more of what went on, click the pic!


"Old Song's Sing-A-Long" is a HIT!!!!


Had a good crowd for the "Old Song's Sing-A-Long" on Sunday evening, March 5th. The music started right on time at 6:00 PM. Bro. Bradley Gray was the emcee and one of the musicians. We had a six piece band who played almost 30 hymns and favorites. We had a good mix of visitors too! To see more, click the pic!


Wind Knocks Over Large Tree at Church


During the recent high wind event, the church lost one of its large trees out front by the road. Volunteers from the church have cut it up and now need to remove the debris. Click the photo at left to see some more pics. You don't have to wait till Work Day to do work for the church.


2023 Work Day Coming Up!


Join us for church-wide Word Day on Saturday, March 25th. Bring your tools, rakes, shovels, gloves and be ready to help clean up the church and grounds prior to Easter Sunday. The cleanup starts at 9:00 AM and usually goes to around lunch. Lunch is normally provided for the workers too. See you in your best overalls!


It's That Time of Year.....


It's Annie Armstrong Easter Offering time again! This year's goal for Dover Baptist Church is $1,200. This offering goes towards mission work in spreading the Gospel in North America. To find out more about the mission, click this link. 


Old Songs Sing-A-Long (Okay it's a Hymn Sing)


On Sunday evening, March 5th at 6:00 PM, we will have a special music service of just favorite hymns and old songs. We'll have a live 6 piece band accompanying all of us as we sing these great songs in worship to our God and Savior! Invite your friends and neighbors to join us for this special and fun service. Let Bradley know your favorite old song or hymn by this coming Sunday (Feb 26th) to be sure that it is part of this service! See you at church!


Prayer Meeting/Bible Study is Growing Steadily


We have been having some great prayer meetings and Bible study on Wednesday nights. We are getting around 30 people to attend weekly. We go through the Prayer List and pray for those in need of prayer, we add/subtract to it based on outcomes. After prayer meeting, we discuss the previous Sunday's sermon in depth. Here you can ask any questions you have about the texts we have covered. You can also go through the reflection questions on the back of each Sunday's bulletin. In order to be better Christians, we must know more about God's Word. The meeting is very casual so come as you are. You'll be glad you did.   


Dover Valentine's Banquet a Big Hit!


On Saturday night, February 18th, at 6:00 PM, Dover Baptist Church held their annual fund raising Valentines Dinner in the Family Life Center. There was a good turnout for the event. There was also lots of good Christian fellowship, food and music. The dinner is a fund raiser for the youth to help them afford going to camp this summer. Click the pic to see more.


Dover Baptist Church Gets New/Updated Sign


Recently, our old church sign was replaced with a brand new, metal one. The new sign should hold up much better than its predecessor which was made of wood. The service times have also been updated on the sign along with our new pastor, Bro. Nathan Mayfield. A BIG thank you to everyone who made this happen. It really looks good and hopefully will help us draw some new folks to our lovely, historic and friendly church!  


New Newsletter From Missionary Nicholas Vat


Our adopted Romanian missionary family, The Vat Family, have put together a newsletter to help keep us and others apprised as to what they are currently doing in the service of Our Lord. Between helping Ukrainians survive their current conflict, to working at this Christian camp and it's offerings. He also has an update on the family. If you would like to find out more about what the Vat's are up to, click the photo of Nicholas. 


NCBN Newsletter Now Available Online!


Want to find out what's going on in our new North Central Baptist Network? (Formerly our association) Then click the logo on the left and you will open up a link to the latest North Central Baptist Newsletter. There is lots of news and information about our church and others within the network. To access their calendar of events click this link.


Brother Nathan Mayfield's First Sunday as our New Pastor


We had a good turnout for Brother Nathan Mayfield's first Sunday as our pastor (8-Jan-23). Brother Mayfield's sermon was titled, "The Shepherd of You Soul." Scripture for the sermon was from Psalm 23. The sermon was a very meaning look at one of the world's most widely known passages in The Bible. The choir got the church service rolling with a rousing rendition of "Look What The Lord Has Done." After the service, we our regular monthly business meeting was conducted. Please join us in welcoming and prayer for Bro. Nathan and Pam as they begin their service for The Lord here at Dover Baptist Church. Let's all make them feel as welcome as long time members! To see more from the service, please visit our Facebook Page.  


Brother Bradley Gray Celebrates 5 Year Anniversary with Dover


On Sunday, January 7, 2018, the membership of Dover Baptist Church called Bradley Gray to be our worship minister/minister of music. He conducted the choir and the church's choral music and then sang a moving solo. Afterwards, the church held a business meeting so that folks could ask Bradley any question(s) they would like. Afterwards, a unanimous vote to call Bro. Gray was made by the congregation. Happy 5th Anniversary Brother Bradley! You have been a great addition to the ministry of Dover Baptist Church,


Lottie Moon Christmas Offering Exceeded!


As usual, our Dover Baptist congregation stepped up to help with the Lottie Moon Christmas Offering. Our goal this year was $1200 and we were able to collect $1,290 dollars for this vital mission. The monies collected for the Lottie Moon Christmas offering are used to fund international mission work and is sponsored by the WMU. If you would like to find out more about Lottie and her work, click on her photo at left and you will be taken to the International Mission Board (IMB) website. There you can find out how your money is spent to help others know the saving grace and love of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.  



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