First Time to First Baptist Dover?
Welcome! We are ready for you to be our guest! You are welcome to any of our services. We average 500 people on a Sunday morning service, which begins at 10:30am. You will see people of all ages and stages of life. You will see a variety of attire—from blue jeans to coats and ties. When you arrive, please park in our South Lot just east of Gallagher Road and north of Martin Luther King Blvd. When you enter our South Entrance you will be greeted by warm faces and tasty refreshments. If you are ready to visit a Sunday School class, please let us know and we’ll be happy to help you find one that is just right. Our Bible study hour begins at 9:15am.

What kind of church is First Baptist Dover?
Our hope is to be a friendly and loving church.  But even more than that, we desire to be a church made up of friends who love God, love others, and serve their world together.  Every Sunday, we meet in a large assembly to worship and in smaller groups for Bible study.  Our worship is a blended style, mixing great hymns of the faith with  praise songs.  Our Sunday School offers a place for everyone, from babies to senior adults, so you can connect with others at a similar stage of life.  We offer activities and programs for each member of the family on Sunday morning and Wednesday evening.  Come discover what there is for you!

How long has this church been in the area?
First Baptist Dover began over 100 years ago.  However, in June 2011 a brand new, beautiful sanctuary and education space was opened for ministry.  The buildings share similarities with the people, the true church.  FBC Dover offers the stability, wisdom, and traditions of years gone by, as well as the fresh excitement and faith of the next generation.  Our church has a good name in the community, as we have ministered to many families through our children & youth programs, Meals on Wheels, and FAITH outreach teams.

What does First Baptist Dover Believe?
We believe that there is one God who is so mighty that He created the entire universe, yet so personal that He desires to have an intimate relationship with you.  He does this through His son, Jesus Christ, who offers an abundant life on earth and an eternal life in heaven to everyone who follows Him with all of their heart.  We are Southern Baptist by denomination.  What does that mean?  In a nutshell, we believe that the Bible is God’s Word; it is without error and still applies to us thousands of years after it was written.  It is God’s love letter to us.  We also believe in the mission of helping everyone know the Good News of Jesus, whether that is our neighbor next door, our community in Hillsborough County, or people groups at the very ends of the earth.

Where does the funding come from?
First Baptist Dover is completely funded by the voluntary donations of its members. Several hundred people have been touched by this ministry and give to support the programs and  ministries throughout the city of Dover.

What if I still have questions?
If you have more questions feel free to call our main office at 813.719.2273 and someone from our staff will assist you.

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