Church News

Graduate Recognition Day 2022

On Sunday morning, June 12, 2022, Dover Baptist Church had two focuses. The first was recognizing our recent graduates. This was done in the first part of the service. The second emphasis on was the Kentucky Family Foundation and what a service they perform for Christians and Godly people in the Commonwealth of Kentucky. Bro. John Raizor was the representative/speaker from the Ky Family Foundation. To see more, click the photo at left.

VBS Graduation Day at Dover Baptist Church

On Sunday, June 5, 2022, Dover Baptist Church had graduation day for the children who attended this year's Vacation Bible School. We had around 70 people in the congregation that day. The children pledged the flags and Bible, sang and danced several songs and then afterwards received their certificates. After Bro. Gray's sermon, the congregation moved over to the Family Life Center and had a nice boxed lunch. It was great day at Dover! Click the photo to see more.

Oscar Gets Going Away Gifts Before Heading Back to Sweden

On Sunday, May 22nd, Bro. Bradley and Bro. Michael made a presentation to Oscar, our Swedish exchange student who will be going back to Sweden soon. Oscar Gramming was presented with a New Testament where one side is in English and the other side is Swedish. My camera started acting up (it turned itself off) when Bro. Michael was presenting. So unfortunately, I didn't get the photos of his presentation. Anyway, here are the ones that I did manage to take. Oscar seemed to enjoy it quite a bit. We will miss him when he returns home. The Bailey's have been his host and hosted an open house that afternoon for Oscar and his American friends. hejdå Oscar!!!

Vacation Bible School Dates and Times Set

It is almost time for VBS 2022! This year's vacation bible school will be Friday, June 3rd (6:00 PM-8:45 PM); Saturday, June 4th (11:00 AM-1:45 PM); Sunday, June 5th (11:00 AM-Family Day)(meal included) You and your kids will be glad you did!

Prayer Stop

On Saturday, May 14th from 1:00-4:00 PM, members of Dover Baptist Church held a "Prayer Stop" in the parking lot. Eight people participated in this event. It was an opportunity for anyone driving by on Dover Road to stop and have prayer with the group. They didn't get any takers but they did get some waves and honks from passers by. They plan on having the next Prayer Stop in Shelbyville at a yet, undisclosed location. Click the photo to see the Prayer Stop in action.

We Have A New Christian!

At church on Sunday, May 15th, Bro. Bradley recognized our church's newest Christian, Sophia White, by presenting her with a Bible. Congratulations young lady! Sophia is the daughter of Robin and Billy White. Bet they're proud.....


Mother's Day is a BIG Success

On Sunday morning, May 8, 2022, Dover Baptist Church celebrated Mother's Day with a Mother's Day breakfast. The breakfast was held at 9:00 AM in the Family Life Center and everyone was encouraged to attend. Well, a lot of people took it to heart and we end up with a crowd that was double expectations. We had 45 people show up for a delicious and fun breakfast. The worship service also turned out a great crowd. We had 82 people show up to worship and listen to Bro. Bradley's sermon on Experiencing God. Afterward, every mother was given a nice gift. A BIG THANK YOU!!! to everyone who made this day such a special occasion. Click to see more.....

Vacation Bible School Almost Here!

It is almost time for VBS! This year's vacation bible school will be from Friday, June 3rd to Saturday June 4th with Family Day on Sunday, June 5th. Stay tuned to find out times and more information. Your kids will be glad you did.

Mother's Day This Sunday

Join us for a special breakfast and help celebrate Mother's Day by getting her out of the kitchen for a good breakfast before church! Everyone is invited to attend. Breakfast will start at 9:00 AM. The event will be held in the Family Life Center. Hope to see you there!

ALC Needs Our Help!!!

It's ALC baby bottle time again! Every year, the A Loving Choice (ALC) Pregnancy Center holds a baby bottle campaign and provides churches with bottles to be filled with change, bills or checks to help support the mothers they provide counseling for. The bottles are available in the foyer of the church, in a basket, on the floor. Please consider giving to this life saving organization. They need to be returned to the church by June 8th, which is Father's Day. Thanks.

Annie Armstrong Easter Offering Update

As of Sunday, April 24, 2022, Dover Baptist Church has reached and exceeded their goal of $1,200 for the Annie Armstrong Easter Offering. The latest total given is $1,300 which is 8% above our goal! Great job to everyone who gave to this important mission offering.

Easter Celebrated at Dover Baptist

Dover Baptist Church had a great turnout for Easter Sunday this year. On April 17th, 86 people showed up to hear the message that Jesus Christ arose from the grave. We had some great special music, several visitors and some folks we haven't seen in awhile. Glad to have all of them! The choir sang and Bro. Bradley preached. This sermon was the fourth in his series, "On The Road to Easter." Scripture was found in the Gospel of Luke, Chapter 23. What better way to celebrate Jesus' victory over death than to rejoice in His House! To see more, click the photo.

Dover Holds Good Friday Service

On Friday night, April 15, 2022, Dover Baptist Church held its Good Friday service which started at 7:00 PM. We had a good crowd turnout to hear some great scripture, some great music and some great preaching! This was a very moving and spiritual service. Everyone who attended was blessed. To see more of what went on, click the photo at left.

Bro. Bradley Gray to Serve as Interim Pastor

Brother Bradley Gray, who is currently the Dover Baptist Church Worship Leader, has consented to act as Interim Pastor for the church with the announcement of the retirement of Bro. Ben Early. The deacons asked if Bradley would serve as interim pastor after accepting the retirement of Bro. Early and he agreed to do so. It was then made as a motion during the March 20th, business meeting and the congregation voted to have Bro. Gray serve as the interim. Bradley has been at Dover since 2018. He has done an excellent job with the music program. Bradley is also an accomplished speaker and preacher. He has preached on several occasions over the past four years and done a great job! Please keep Bro. Gray and the Pulpit Committee in your prayers as we search, with God's guidance, for the next pastor of Dover Baptist Church.  

Work Day is Coming Up

This year's Spring Work Day will be held on Saturday, April 9th at 9:00 AM. Come dressed to work as we spend the day cleaning up the grounds and campus at Dover Baptist Church in preparation for the Easter Season. Stay tuned for more details about what else will be needed. Be sure and mark your calendars now so you will have the date open to help improve your church home. Normally, lunch is served for those who participate so it isn't all work and no fun! Hope to see you there!

Another Soul is Saved!

Here is a short video showing the baptism of Aaliyah Cox at Dover Baptist Church on Sunday, March 27, 2022. The baptism took place in the Family Life Center after Bro. Ben's last sermon. Bro. Ben Early also performed this final baptism at Dover Baptist Church. She seemed a bit hesitant at first but finally took the plunge! Welcome a new Christian to the Body of Christ! Click the image at left to see the video.

Brother Ben and Gloria's Last Sunday With Us

On Sunday, March 27, 2022, Dover Baptist Church celebrated the retirement of Brother Ben Early and Gloria. This was his final Sunday preaching as our pastor. We had a great turnout for them. 110 packed the sanctuary and we had to bring in some folding chairs to accommodate everyone. We also had a baptism after the service. So we had the end and the beginning of two different Christian experiences in one service. After the service and the baptism, the church held a reception in the Family Life Center for Ben and Gloria. We are really going to miss those two and hope only the best for them in their future. Amen!

Brother Ben and Gloria's Journey (A Slideshow)

Here is the slideshow put together by Bradley Gray for the Retirement Service of Bro. Ben Early and Gloria. This was shown at church on March 27, 2022 for Ben's last worship service. It shows Bro. Ben and Gloria as they progressed throughout their careers in the service, of Our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. If you missed this service, you missed a special one. Here's the link which takes you to our church YouTube Channel. Enjoy!


There's Joy in the Camp!

Sunday, March 20th marked a special day. Another soul has been saved! Aaliyah Cox forward to profess her faith in Jesus Christ and to request him as her Lord and Savior. She has been attending classes with Bro. Early about becoming and what it means to be a Christian. She was with her grandparents Jesse and Alberta Poe. Please join us in welcoming Aaliyah to the Brotherhood of Christians! She will be baptized after Worship Services on Sunday, March 27th. Be sure and attend this special time in the life of every Christian.

The Early's Provide the Special Music on the 2nd to Last Sunday

Bro. Ben and Gloria Early provided the special music at church on Sunday, March 20, 2022. They sang "He Touched Me" and did a really great job! There were several tears shed during this very moving piece of music. To hear a portion of their singing, visit our church YouTube Page.

Bro. Ben Makes the Sentinel News

Brother Early makes the Sentinel News. Hope they don't mind the repost of their story. Click the pics to read the story.

Retirement Reception for Bro. Ben and Gloria

On Sunday, March 27th from 2:00-5:00 PM the church will be hosting a retirement party for Brother Ben and Gloria Early. The event will be held at the Family Life Center. Please stop by and wish them well in the next phase of their journey through life in the service of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ! There will be finger food and great conversation. Don't miss this chance to exchange stories with Ben and Gloria. Also, Sunday the 27th of March will also be Bro. Ben's last sermon as our pastor. Be sure and be there for both of these special events in the life of our church.


Brother Early Announces His Retirement


At the end of the worship service, on Sunday, March 7, 2022, Bro. Ben Early announced he would be retiring as the pastor at Dover Baptist Church. This took everyone by surprise! We were blessed to have Bro. Ben and Gloria for just shy of 9 years. During their tenure as our church leaders, the church has accomplished many great things. Attendance soared to 100 per week before the pandemic hit. We paid off the Family Life Center. Added a beautiful steeple to the church building. Carpeted the church. Built the Prayer Garden. Added a great worship leader and youth leaders to our staff. Many lives have been changed and many souls have been saved by their many years in the ministry. We wish Ben and Gloria the best for whatever their next endeavors involve in this life. We thank them for their dedicated service and friendship as well. It's sad they are leaving us, but, in this life, there is always change. Bro. Ben's last service will be March 27, 2022.

2 Timothy 4:7-8 (NIV) I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith. Now there is in store for me the crown of righteousness, which the Lord, the righteous Judge, will award to me on that day–and not only to me, but also to all who have longed for his appearing." Thank you for finishing your "race" with us! Best wishes.....

It's Annie Armstrong Easter Offering Time!

It's that time again.... Annie Armstrong Easter Offering time that is. By supporting the annual Annie Armstrong Mission Fund, we are making an eternal impact across North America. Our church's goal this year is $1,200. 100% of your donations goes to helping missions/missionaries on this continent. Our world is in dire need of the saving grace and love of Jesus Christ, now more than ever. Won't you help? To find out more about this offering, click the envelope at left.

New Sunday School Class for Young Adults

*** Attention all young adults out of high school/20 somethings. ***

Daniel Tindle will be teaching a Sunday School class for you this summer in the main room of the Family Life Center! The class will run from Mother's Day, May 8th through Sunday, August 7th. We'll be studying Bible Studies written by Campus Crusade for Christ that focus on reaching and disciplining college/graduate school students. These lessons will help you see the uniqueness of Jesus and what our lives with Jesus are all about. An Adventure! See you at church!

High Attendance Sunday Dinner

On Sunday, February 27th, the church celebrated High Attendance Sunday. The emphasis in February for the church was to get as many people to show up for Sunday School and church as possible. Weather it is the Corona Virus, the weather, or general apathy, the crowds didn't show up as we had hoped. Those who did show up enjoyed a very nice lunch after the worship service. To see more of the photos from the luncheon, click the photo at left. 


Tribute Quartet Entertains and Inspires!

On Friday night, January 21, 2022, the Tribute Quartet held a concert, at Dover Baptist Church, that started at 7:00 PM. 89 people were in attendance on this cold January night. Those that showed up were treated to some really great Gospel Music and a really fun time! They sang, they played, they had some comic relief and they also witnessed. If you missed this performance, you really missed out! Brother Bradley was the emcee for the concert and he participated with the group on one number. After the show, they moved over to the Family Life Center to meet the audience and to sell some of their CDs and merchandise. To see more, click the photo at left.


The Tribute Quartet Will Sing at Dover Baptist Church


The Tribute Quartet of Hendersonville, TN will be in concert at Dover Baptist Church on Friday night, January 21 at 7:00 PM. This award winning gospel quartet has headlined the National Quartet Convention, The Gaither Homecoming Tours, and Dollywood for many years. The concert is FREE. A love offering will be taken so give what you like. This is an AMAZING opportunity to hear one of the top gospel groups in America right here in our home church. Plan to attend and bring a friend! See you at church....

Lottie Moon Offering Update

Update on this year's Lottie Moon Christmas Offering. As of January 2nd, we have surpassed our goal of $1,100. We have collected $1,108. Great job! This is especially impressive considering all the other things that members have been asked to contribute to lately. Way to step up Dover Baptists!!!!  

Dessert Auction

There will be a Youth Fundraiser on Sunday, January 16th, immediately after the morning worship service. There will be a Dessert Auction in the Family Life Center. Bro. Bradley will be the auctioneer for the event. We need volunteers to bring in your favorite desserts for the auction. If you have any questions, see Michael or Patti. Bidder, bidder, bidder......  

Western Kentucky Tornado Relief Offering Update

A BIG thank you goes out to everyone who contributed to the Tornado Disaster Relief offering taken up, after church on Sunday, December 19th. According to church treasurer, Lily Drury, we were able to give $2,840 to those effected by the tornadoes. Dover Baptist has that giving spirit! AMEN (Photo by Brandon Clement/WXChasing)

Vat Family Puts on Sunday Service at Dover

On Sunday, January 2nd, 2022, Dover Baptist Church was pleased to have the Bro. Nicolae Vat Family provide both the special music and the sermon. The Vat's have been in the United States for the past five years and will be returning to their native Romania shortly. The sermon was "Keep Your Eyes Focused on Jesus." Biblical reference was from Matthew 14:22-33. What a great service!

UPDATE! Dover Baptist Church took up an offering to help the Vat Family after the service. The church raised $1455.64 to help them with their mission back in Romania. Great job everyone! To see some photos from the service, click the image.

ATTENTION YOUTH!!! Summer Camp Sign Up Time is Now...

It is time to sign up for Crossings 2022! Let youth leader, Michael Welch, know ASAP if your youth wants to go with us to camp. Who can go? It's open to any "graduate" of the 6th grade by the end of this school year. We have 14 spots, currently. If your youth has a friend that doesn't know Jesus yet, we hope that they can go with us, too. We do hope to have 2 fundraisers in early 2022 to help with the $305 per person fee.

Here are the details:
Crossings at Cedarmore

June 25-29, Boone Lodge
$305 per person.
Each youth needs to pay $75 deposit by Feb. 20th.



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