Church News


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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