Dover Baptist Association

Resourcing & equipping churches and their leaders.

Watson Mission Offering - 100% Goes To Missions

Dover Baptists observe a Month of Prayer for Association Missions in May each year. We share specific prayer requests. We also use it to inform the churches about the role and work of the association. The month of prayer helps call attention to and connect Dover Baptists with a variety of local missions and ministries too.

About us

Dover acts as a resource, catalyst, and ally to help churches and their leaders.

Baptist congregations in Virginia’s capital region form the network of Dover Baptist Association churches. They voluntarily link together to develop and coordinate shared missions, design and organize training, encourage and promote ministries, and foster communication among its members. They do all this to witness, disciple, and minister the love of Christ in the world.

Job Openings

Check out the latest church ministry job openings. You can also send us you ministry jobs to post.

Interim & Supply Pastors

Need a person for pulpit supply?
Looking for an interim pastor?
You can also apply to be on the list.

Our Churches

Dover Baptist Association is a family of churches covering 7 counties around Richmond, Virginia.

Our Newsletter

The Dover Diary is our monthly publication.

Watson Mission Offering

The Watson Mission Offering supports missions and ministries locally and around the world.

Mission Opportunities

Dover currently partners with Tipi Wakan Ministries, located in the Cannon Ball community on the Standing Rock Reservation (North Dakota).

Our Churches

Our Location

Upcoming Events

Spiritual Enrichment Day @ Antioch Baptist Church
Aug 14 @ 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM

Spiritual Enrichment Day
Saturday, August 14, 2021
11:00 am – 12:00 pm

Antioch Baptist Church
3868 Antioch Church Road
Sandston, VA

Our guest speaker is Sally*, who served as a missionary in a “restricted” area.  She will share with us how Christ led her to serve Him and how He led her life on the mission field.  We will be challenged to serve Christ in our field of service, where we live and beyond.  No registration is necessary.  No food will be served.

* name has been changed

Executive Committee @ Dover Baptist Association
Oct 12 @ 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM

6.01 MEMBERSHIP. Members shall be three representatives elected from each member church, the officers of the Association, committee chairpersons, and council directors. Only members of the Executive Committee may vote.

6.02 PURPOSE. It shall conduct all business for the Association between regular meetings.


(a) Regular meetings shall be held the second Tuesday night of January, April, July and October for the purpose of transacting Association business between regular Association meetings[…]

Annual Meeting
Oct 24 @ 3:00 PM – 5:00 PM

Weekly Prayer Focus

At least one (1) Dover church is featured each week for prayer emphasis.
We encourage you to lift each church up in prayer, including its leaders, ministries, members, and community.

August 1: New Life Baptist Church
Lee Mitchell, Pastor

August 8: North Run Baptist Church
Adam Denny, Pastor