Church News

Dover Celebrates Thanksgiving

On Sunday evening, November 14, 2021, Dover Baptist Church held their annual Thanksgiving Dinner. The dinner started at 6:00 PM and we had roughly 100 people in attendance. There was lots of good food and convivial conversation. Afterwards, the crowd was entertained by several different singers. Everyone really had a great time. Christians can and do have fun. To see more of what went on, click the pic!

Dover Packs Joy in a Shoebox

On Sunday, November 7th at 5:00 PM, members of Dover Baptist Church got together to pack the Operation Christmas Child shoe boxes. Thanks to the efforts of those who donated the packing crew was able to fill 100 shoe boxes. If you havenít had an opportunity to donate and/or help, you still can by donating for postage. It costs $9.00 per box in postage to mail them. A BIG Thank you to everyone that donated all throughout the year to make this possible. To see more of what went on, click the photo. 

Dover Baptist Wolfpack Needs Your Help

The Dover Baptist Church children's group, "The Wolfpack" has decided that they want to help others around the world during Christmas. They are collecting donations for Samaritan's Purse that will go towards the purchase of livestock for families in need. They will be collecting from now through the middle of December. To find out more about this program, click this link or click on the poster at left to find out more about how you can help during this season of giving.     

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.

Trio Provides Some Beautiful Music

Had some terrific special music at church on Sunday, October 31st. Music teacher, Kristin Williams, joined Isabella White on the ukulele while Angelina White accompanied them on her guitar. They played a great rendition of "The Lily of the Valley." Take a look and a listen..... (Video courtesy of Charlotte White) All of our videos are available on our church YouTube page as well.

2021 Fall Festival is a BIG Hit!

The 2021 Fall Festival at Dover Baptist Church was a big success! The weather was nice considering it was late October. The festival ran from 4:00-7:00 PM on Saturday, October 23rd. We had over 200 people attend with 50+ kids in attendance! There were lots of games for the kids and plenty of good things to eat and drink for everyone. This year also included a petting zoo.  Take a look and see what is happening at Dover Baptist Church! A BIG thank you to everyone who helped put on this event. It is a great way to reach out to the community to show them that Christians can and do have fun. To see more click the photo at left or visit our Facebook page by clicking the Facebook icon at the bottom of this page.

Kidz on Fire Now The Wolfpack!

We have a new children's class on Wednesday night called "The Wolf Pack." The class is lead by Elias and Tammy Hernandez. It starts at 6:30 PM and it will concentrate on teaching missions and fun.

Dover Fall Festival Coming Up

Mark your calendars! The annual Fall Festival is coming up. Here is the poster for this year's event. It will be held, rain or shine, on Saturday, October 23rd from 4:00 to 7:00 PM. There will be a chili/soup supper, cake walk, crafts and games, face painting, photo booth, and door prizes. There will be Trunk or Treat, a hayride and a petting zoo and pony rides provided by the Honey Hill Farm Mobile Petting Zoo & Pony Rides. Hope to see you there!  

Dover Ladies Make Pillow Dresses

On Saturday, August 28th, several ladies got together to sew pillowcase dresses for the girls at Pine Ridge Indian Reservation. These enterprising individuals got 30 dresses done in one day! Great job!!! Judy Pierce will be taking the dresses when she goes again. To see more, click the photo at left.

Youth Swim and Fish Party

On Sunday August 22nd, The Dover Baptist Youth had a Summer Swimming and Fishing Day. The Party was held from 1:00-4:00 PM. It was hosted by the Richie and Lily Drury et al. The weather was great and everyone had a great time. To see more of what went on, click on the photo at left.

2021 Summer Gospel Concert

On Saturday, August 7, 2021, Dover Baptist Church held it's annual summer Gospel concert. This year's show featured Ernie Haase and Signature Sound. The weather was nice, cooler as the night wore on. There was a good crowd, good food and lot's of good Gospel music. Here are some photographs from the show.


Getting Ready for the Concert

Here are some photos showing all the preparations being made for the Summer Gospel Music Concert at Dover Baptist Church starring Ernie Haase & Signature Sound. The tents are up, the stage is set, the food trucks are standing by, all we need now is you! Take a look and see what all had to happen in order for the show to take place.

Youth Minister Team Voted In

On Sunday, August 1st, at the recommendation of the search committee, the deacons and by unanimous vote by the church congregation, Michael Weimer and his wife Patti have now become the new Youth Ministry team at Dover Baptist Church. Welcome Michael and Patti!

Dover Outdoor Gospel Concert a Week Away!

Dover Baptist Church will have their annual Outdoor Gospel Music Concert on Saturday, August 7, 2021. The concert will be held on the grounds of the church. We will have a large tent and seating but feel free to bring your lawn chairs and find a nice shady spot to listen. Admission is free. We will have food available for purchase or bring your own. There will be food trucks from Jericho Farmhouse Ice Cream and Big R & Shannon's BBQ . The headline (only) act will be Ernie Haase & Signature Sound. Make your plans now to be there. Seating is first come, first served. The concert begins at 6:00 PM. Parking is fairly close to the concert area. Priority parking is given to those less mobile attendees. @bigrsnshannons @jerichofarmhouse

New Youth Minister

Be sure and join us on Sunday, August 1st as we welcome our new youth minister. Michael Welch and his wife Patti. Michael was picked from a number of candidates by the search committee, deacons and selected youth, who voted unanimously to present to the church for final vote at a called business meeting. Michael will teach the youth Sunday School that morning and will give his testimony and call to the youth ministry during the morning worship service. You will not want to miss this important event in the life of Dover Baptist Church.

Dover Ordains Two Deacons

On Sunday July 11, 2021 at 6:30 PM, Dover Baptist Church held an ordination ceremony for our two new deacons. We had roughly 70 in attendance. It was a very moving service. The first step in the life of a deacon. Bro. Brian Turner and Bro. Elias Hernandez were ordained as deacons. Afterwards, there was a nice reception/dinner held for them in the Family Life Center. Click the photo to see more of what went on.

Another Youth is Baptized!

On Sunday morning, July 11, 2021 Jackson Say came forward to be baptized at Dover Baptist Church. He had already made his decision a few weeks ago but now wanted to show his faith by being baptized in front of the congregation. It was a very moving ceremony. All who attended were blessed to see another Christian join the fold. Congratulations to Jackson, his grandmother Janice Say and his family. Click the photo to see more of this glorious day.

Church Foyer Revamped

Check out our new pamphlet table in the foyer. Makes so much more room for people coming and going at our front entrance. We used to have a somewhat large folding table there. This shelf was built by Billy and Charlotte White. They did a great job! Standing next to it is deacon/usher Jimmy White.

WANTED!!! Youth Minister

With the resignation of our current youth minister, we are now actively looking to fill this very important position at Dover Baptist Church. We currently have a Youth Minister search committee that is working on filling this position as soon as possible. If you are interested or know someone who might be interested, they can find out more about this part/time job by clicking on this link.    

Dover Hosts "Singspiration" Music Service (Updated with more photos)

Sunday evening, June 27, 2021, Dover Baptist Church hosted "Singspiration" which was what would normally had been 5th Sunday Sing, if June had a fifth Sunday. Choirs from Dover and Burk's Branch participated in the music show. Folks from Mt. Pleasant also came to the show even though they did not participate as a choir. This was the first time the three churches had gotten together in over a year and a half. It was really great to see everyone again and to hear some really great Gospel Music. The congregation also sang some great hymns and praise songs. After the service, the crowd moved over to the Family Life Center which had been nicely decorated for the post concert meal. Everyone brought "finger foods" and there was a LOT to eat. There was also a separate dessert table full of sweet goodies. There was a great deal of good Christian fellowship at the meal and no one should have gone away hungry as we had lots of food left over at the end. Take a look.....

Dover Youth Discuss Summer Camp at Church

Sunday service on June 27th, started with the youth getting up in front of the congregation and giving their thoughts and experiences on going to summer camp this year as a group. Each young person was given an opportunity to tell what they enjoyed, did and got out of attending church camp at Cedarmore this summer. They all did a really great job of public speaking, relating the things they did and the great experiences they had with youth from around the area who were also there. Based on what they had to say, camp was a life altering experience for all of them. One young man who attended, accepted Jesus Christ as his Lord and Savior. To see more click the pic.

Dover Loses Another Member

Dover Baptist Church sadly has lost another member. On Saturday, June 12, 2021 Darryl Lancaster was coming home on I-64 from grocery shopping, when his car was struck head-on from a car coming in the opposite direction. Darryl passed away early Sunday morning. This tragic event is doubly sad because Darryl had just lost his mother on May 31st. Now both of the Lancaster's have gone to be with Our Lord. Darryl was Assistant Treasurer and also an usher at Dover Baptist Church. Please keep Darryl's family in your prayers as they deal with this tragic death.  

Vacation Bible School Graduation

On Sunday, June 13, 2021 Dover Baptist Church started off the worship service with Vacation Bible School Graduation. VBS Director, Vicki Anderson was the emcee for the proceedings. The kids marched in to open the service. They then pledged allegiance to the American Flag, the Christian Flag and The Bible. Then they made a special music session where they made gestures in time with the music. Their was a video presentation of the kids in action during VBS. Lastly, they were all given certificates showing they graduated from VBS this year. After church, families were invited to view the different crafts the children made. Here are some pics from the service in which 87 people attended. To see more click the photo at left.

Vacation Bible School is Underway!

Vacation Bible School is underway at Dover Baptist Church. VBS runs from Monday, June 7th through Thursday, June 10th. Graduation will be on Sunday, June 13th during the worship service. The children learn about God, His Son Jesus and The Bible. They also have a lot of fun activities and maybe some snacks to boot. It is a great opportunity also for them to get out of the house and to meet some new friends at church. To see some of what is going on at VBS, click the photo. Shouldn't your kids be at VBS?

Preparations for VBS are Done!

Thanks to some great volunteers at work, we are ready for VBS this week! (L-R) Addy Turner and Carol Gross working on the landscape in the Family Life Center. Angelina White, Carol Gross and VBS Director, Vicki Anderson. Brian and Michelle Turner really have the nursery dressed up. Great job!!!

(photos courtesy of Charlotte White)

Heaven Gains Another Angel

Dover Baptist Church has lost a special lady. Joan Lancaster returned to her Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ on May 31, 2021. Please remember Darryl and the rest of the Lancaster Family in your prayers during this sorrowful time.

VBS 2021 is Right Around the Corner

Looking for a fun, Christian activity your kids will enjoy this Summer? Why not try Vacation Bible School at Dover Baptist Church. Here is the information on this year's VBS. According to VBS director, Vicki Anderson, this year's theme is, "MYSTERY ISLAND Tracking Down the One True God". VBS will be held Monday, June 7th, thru Thursday, June 10th, from 6:15 PM-8:45 PM each night. FAMILY DAY will be on Sunday (June 13th) during the worship service. Our address is: Dover Baptist Church, 7327 Dover Road, Shelbyville, KY, 40065. Hope to see you there! 

The Graduates of 2021

On Sunday, May 30th, Dover Baptist Church celebrated Memorial Day. The choir sang "The Patriot Song" to start the festivities. Next, Bro. Early presented our two graduating seniors nice gifts in front of the congregation. All the veterans in the crowd were recognized as well. Bro. Bradley sang the special music for the service. Bro. Early's message was Getting Back to God from Hosea, Chapter 14. After the service everyone was encouraged to come up and congratulate the graduates. Take a look!  

The Doyle's Celebrate 70 Years Together

Dover Baptist Church members, Clarence and Barbara Sue Doyle, celebrated their 70th Anniversary together on Saturday, May 22nd, 2021. Congratulations to a wonderful Christian Family! Hope you two can celebrate many more! 

Bill Fleming Becomes Deacon Emeritus / Prayer Garden Dedication

On Sunday, May 23, 2021, Dover Baptist Church had two celebrations. First, long time deacon, Billy Fleming was recognized for his many years of service to Dover Baptist Church and granted the status of Deacon Emeritus. This took place during the worship service. Bill was given a nice gift and several speakers talked about what Bill meant to them. After the church service concluded, everyone moved outside for the dedication of the Prayer Garden. Brother Bradley Gray and Jimmie White were the speakers at the dedication. To see what went on, click the photo.

ALC Needs Your Help

This year will be a bit different, due to Corona, with our baby bottles for Mother's Day. Normally we distribute and collect baby bottles you fill with money to help fund ALC in Shelbyville. They cannot hand out baby bottles this year thanks to the Corona Virus. If you would still like to contribute to their mission, you can mail your donation to:

                                                                                      711 Henry Clay Street
                                                                                      Shelbyville, KY 40065

To find out more about ALC and what they do, follow this link.


On Sunday, March 2, 2021 Dover Baptist Church's pastor and music minister swapped roles for the day. Bro. Ben lead the music while Bro. Bradley preached the sermon. Bro. Ben also was the special music. They both did a great job! The service was very uplifting and if you missed it, you missed out! At the end of the service Robert Tindle transferred his membership to Dover Baptist Church. To see more, click the photo. 

The Prayer Garden is Complete!

The Dover Baptist Church Prayer Garden is finally complete! On Saturday, April 24, 2021, Billy and Jimmy White along with Beth Wood added the finishing touches to the Prayer Garden. The weather was a bit chilly but they managed to do the job. The benches arrived and were put in place by these folks. Now we have an outdoor prayer area to match our Prayer Room inside the building. What better place to talk to God than outside of His House. A big thank you to everyone who had a hand in making this project a reality. To see more, click the photo at left.

Baptist Men Meeting Again Too

The Baptist Men met last night (15-Apr) for the first time since the corona virus started up last year. We had 10 men (and 1 woman for awhile) attend. We had a great meal provided by Carol Gross and Donnie Kamer. The men had barbequed pork sandwiches, potato salad, cole slaw, fruit bowls and a variety of cookies for dessert. After the meal, we discussed the what the future hold for Baptist Men and what we want to accomplish. Then we had a Bible Study focusing on Philippians 1:1-11. This particular passage relates to not allowing anyone to take away the Joy that Jesus Christ gives us all. We also have a goal of everyone bringing one other person for the next meeting in May. Here are some pics from the meeting.

WMU is Back at it

There were some birthdays to celebrate at this past Tuesday's WMU meeting (April 13th). Barbara Sue Doyle and Shirley Chappell both had birthdays. The ladies celebrated with coconut cream and butterscotch pies. There were six ladies in attendance which means 33% of the attendees had birthdays. Good to see them having fun again after this long Corona related drought. Here are some pics courtesy of Charlotte White.

Time To Start Thinking About Vacation Bible School

It's never too early to start thinking about Vacation Bible School. Here is the information on this year's VBS so you can be sure and mark your calendars so that you and the young'ens can be there! Here is the latest scoop from VBS director, Vicki Anderson.


This year's theme is: MYSTERY ISLAND - Tracking Down the One True God

VBS will be held Monday, June 7th, thru Thursday, June 10th, from 6:15 PM-8:45 PM each night.
FAMILY DAY will be on Sunday (June 13th)
Our address is: Dover Baptist Church, 7327 Dover Road, Shelbyville, KY, 40065.

Summer Gospel Concert Headliner Announced

Sunday, April 11th, was a BIG day at Dover Baptist Church. We had a baptism and it was announced who the entertainment would be at this year's Dover's Outdoor Gospel Music Celebration. Ernie Haase & Signature Sound will be the featured group at this year's event. The concert will be held on August 7th at 5 PM on the grounds of Dover Baptist Church. Mark your calendars so you don't miss it!!!

One Step Closer to Normal

Dover Baptist Church takes one more step towards getting back to our normal, pre-Corona self. On Wednesday night, April 15th, members of the choir (after practice) put the hymnals and pew Bibles back in the racks. God's Word returns to it's rightful place. The hymnals are back too which is great! Too many beautiful songs in them for them not to be used. AMEN! Too see more pics of our volunteers refilling the shelves, visit our Facebook page.

Bro. Sharp Baptizes One

On Sunday, April 11th, following church, Bro. Freddie Sharp baptized Dylan Curtsinger. Dylan was one of Freddie's former youth and wanted to be baptized by Freddie at Dover. Here are some pics from the baptism. Another Christian enters the fold!

Family Game Night

Family Game Night took place on Friday night, April 9th at 7:00 PM. The weather was perfect and maybe that accounted for the lack of attendance. The group was relatively small but those who did attend had some great things to eat and drink, a lot of fun playing games and a good bit of Christian fellowship/socializing. Here are some photos from Family Game Night.

Spring Has Sprung!

Spring has finally come to Dover Baptist Church. The redbuds and dogwoods are blooming. The prayer garden is taking shape and warm weather is on the way! Here are some pics of our beautiful and historic church grounds.

Baptist Men Meeting Again (Corona did not win)

Thursday night, April 15 at 7:00 PM, the Baptist Men will have their first meeting after the Corona Virus scare. We will be meeting at the Family Life Center and ALL men are encouraged to attend. This iteration of the group will be having a short Bible study and we will discuss things that we as Baptist Men can do to help around the church and in the community. If that isn't enough, we will also be having Hometown Pizza at the meeting, so come hungry. See you there!

Easter Service Starts The Comeback....

On Sunday morning, April 4, 2021 The Lord blessed us with a gorgeous day to celebrate the resurrection of His Son, Jesus Christ. Despite the Corona Virus scare, we had 84 people in attendance. The choir sang two songs, Lily Drury sang a beautiful solo and Bro. Early preached on "Victory in the Cemetery." To see some photos from the service and a video, click the photo at left.

Eggstravaganza 2021!

On Saturday, April 3, 2021, Dover Baptist Church held it's annual Easter Egg Hunt called Eggstravaganza. The event started at 2:00 PM and we got 27 kids along with 43 parents to attend. We had 24 workers to show up and help make things happen. (3 were counted with kids but we had jobs for them.) It was a beautiful Spring day for the event and everyone had a great time. We also had a photo booth and games as well. There was also a puppet show featuring Addy Turner and Cheyenne Murray as puppeteers. Great job by all those involved. To see more, well you know the drill. Click the pic.

Good Friday Service

We had a great Good Friday service at Dover Baptist Church. The service was held the evening of April 2nd and started at 7:00 PM. It was very somber service considering the subject of the day. The choir sang two songs; "Above All" and "Remember The Cross." Bro. Bradley Gray sang, "The Day He Wore My Crown." Bro. Early's sermon was "The Blood of Christ" referenced in John 18:1-19. We observed The Lord's Supper and then the lighting of candles ended the service. It was the best way in the world to spend an hour on Friday night. Remembering the sacrifice that Jesus made for all of us on that terrible day. To see more, click the photo of Bro. Ben.

The Prayer Garden is Taking Shape

The Prayer Garden is coming along nicely. A big thank you to all those who are making this happen. There is still some more work to do. Benches have been ordered and should be installed in the near future. Here's what she looks like as of now. Jimmy White and Beth Wood are the project managers. Great job!!! 

Work Day Continues.....

Not everything was finished during our annual Work Day last Saturday, March 27th. Work on the Prayer Garden continues. Several people helped with the ongoing project on Tuesday, March 30th. God gave us a warm, beautiful day to do the work. Thank you Lord! To see more of job in progress click the photo.

Annie Armstrong Easter Offering UPDATE!

We Did It!!! We met and surpassed our Annie Armstrong Easter Offering goal of $1,200. Take a look at the poster and you will count (I think) 28 crosses. That means $1,400. That's 16% above our goal and we still have several people who still haven't donated or been counted. It's not too late. Great job Dover Baptists!

Work Day 2021

Saturday morning, March 27, 2021 a number of hardy souls came to church to participate in our annual Work Day activities. Work Day is usually right before Easter and we spruce up the church and do some Spring cleaning. A BIG thank you to "the few, the proud," who showed up to help maintain our church/grounds. The weather was cool-ish but no rain or wind. To see more of what went on, click the photo.

Annie Armstrong Easter Offering Time

Annie Armstrong's Easter Offering is now in progress. Our church's goal for 2021 is $1,200. Barbara Sue Doyle's poster shows that we are about 2/3rds of the way to our goal. Please give what you feel like you can. Annie's offering supports North American mission activities. If you want to find out more about what Annie Armstrong is all about, click this link.


Bro. Bradley's Birthday Surprise

On Wednesday evening, March 17, 2021, Bro. Bradley Gray had a nice birthday surprise after choir practice. Bro. Ben Early presented Bradley with a card (maybe there was something in it). Then, Billy and Charlotte White brought out some really nicely (musically) decorated cupcakes. There were both chocolate and vanilla versions. What a great time! To see some pics from the surprise, click the photo.

Dover Baptist Celebrates Valentines!

On Saturday night, February 27, 2021, Dover Baptist Church held it's annual Valentine's Day Banquet. The event had been pushed back a week due to bad weather. It was held in the Family Life Center and began at 6:00 PM. The FLC was nicely decorated for the Valentine's Dinner. Freddie, Diane and Ally Sharp were overseers of the event. The youth group supplied all the manpower. The dinner is a fundraiser for the youth program so they can afford to go to summer camp this year. To see more of what went on, click the photo.

Updated Church Calendar's for January - March 2021

Well the folks that put together the yearly calendar of events for Dover Baptist Church have done their magic for 2021! The calendar's for January, February and March are now posted on the website's Calendar Page. Click on the calendar photo at left to see what's coming up in the life of Dover Baptist Church. A BIG thank you to Darryl Lancaster who put together the calendars for your viewing.

Church Sounds and Looks Much Better

Here are a couple of photos showing the changes in the sanctuary. The (Before) photo is from earlier in the year showing the BIG speaker over the pastor's head. The (After) photo is from the January 3rd service at Dover Baptist Church with our new sound system installed. It sounded great and Bro. Early can rest easy now that a 100 pound speaker is now longer hanging over his head. Take a look.

Before After

New Sound System Installed

On Saturday, January 2, 2021, four members of Dover Baptist Church removed our existing sound system and installed our new sound system. We have a new mixing board, new electronic keyboard and new speaker system. The installation was performed by; Freddie Sharp, Bradley Gray, Billy White and Richie Drury. It looks great and we will try it out on Sunday, January 3rd. To see some more photos from the installation, click the small photo at left.



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