Music Ministry

Praising the Lord God Almighty and His Son, our Savior, Jesus Christ -that, above all else, is what the music and drama ministries at First Baptist Church of Dover strives to do.  When you consider that God owns everything -from the planets to the oceans to the cars that we drive- what can we truly give Him except our praise?  We seek to lift His name in music, stir the hearts of believers, uplift fellow Christians, and draw seekers who desire to know more about the love of our Lord.  Our music is blended, God-centered, and open to anyone who simply wants to make a joyful noise.  Instead of just one entrée, our music ministry tries to provide is a buffet ranging from Southern Gospel, to contemporary, to traditional.  Our drama ministry works with the music to present two major productions each year (An Easter Musical Drama and A Celebration in December) in addition to comedic/dramatic skits, readings, and monologues that accentuate our worship.  We may not be perfect, but we serve the One Who is!

Opportunities of service within our music and drama ministries:

Tiny Tots  (age 3,4)
Music Friends (Grades K,1)
Music Makers  (Grades 2,3)
Young Musicians (Grades 4,5)
Praise Ringers (Handbells-Grade 6)
Celebration Choir  (Sunday morning choir)
Mixed Choral Ensembles
Instrumental Ensemble
Youth Praise Bands
Drama Participation

If you are interested in any of these opportunities, please contact  

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Disaster Relief Ministry

Composition and Purpose:

This team is composed of volunteers trained in disaster relief to assist communities, churches and individuals assigned by the Florida Baptist Convention or as requested.

Responsibilities include:

1.         Attending a disaster relief training session provided by the Florida Baptist Convention Disaster Relief Ministry.
2.         Becoming safety trained by a representative of the Southern Baptist Convention Disaster Relief Ministry.
3.         Disaster Relief assignments will be made by the Florida Baptist Convention Disaster Relief director through our local church team leader.
4.         Purchasing, maintaining and inventorying all equipment that is the property of First Baptist Church, Disaster Relief Ministry.
5.         Insuring that the disaster relief equipment will be used only by the First Baptist Dover Disaster Relief team or one of its team members.

Time commitment:

You must be willing and able to commit significant time segments to disaster relief assignments which may include several days up to two weeks, often away from your home area.


Greeters Ministry Team

Composition and Purpose:

The Greeters team will be composed of a sufficient number of team members to assist in creating an atmosphere of welcome and warmth to all person attending church-wide events.

Responsibilities include:

Availability to provide this ministry prior to each Sunday worship service, Wednesday night activities and other church-wide events as requested and/or assigned by the Team Leader.The Team Leader is responsible for organizing and scheduling so that each event is blessed by this ministry. For each service and event a team member should be stationed outside each entry door to the sanctuary, parking lot and other strategic areas of the campus.

Time commitment:

  1. Up to one hour for each event scheduled.
  2. Training and orientation will be provided as needed to newly recruited team members by the Team Leader or a designated pastor.


Amazing Love Ministries

Amazing Love is a ministry to the homeless in Tampa.  Some of our members have joined with other churches and individuals to minister to the homeless with food, blankets and clothing, providing transportation when appropriate and sharing the love of Christ. While Amazing Love Ministries encompasses a wider involvement than our individual church, some of the board members, directly involved in this ministry, are from our church.  Many individuals and Bible study classes are regular participants in this ministry. One night each month our church members, through Amazing Love ministries, provide an evening meal in downtown Tampa for the homeless. Volunteers prepare food, serve food, and distribute blankets, personal items and befriend those who attend.  Those desiring more information or wishing to volunteer for this ministry are encouraged to contact the church office @ 813-719-2273

Meals On Wheels Ministry

Our church is a part of the Greater Brandon Meals on Wheels organization.  We provide scores of lunch time meals each Friday, on predetermined routes, to the Brandon, Dover, Mango, Seffner and Valrico areas. The responsibility for our part of this ministry is initiated from our church facilities. Volunteers are needed to prepare the food, kitchen clean up and deliver meals.  Volunteers desiring to be involved in this ministry are encouraged to contact the church office @ 813-719-2273