Dover church of Christ  

    Overview of Our Local Ministries


The Dover church of Christ is a very active church. Like the church of the first century, its primary emphases are evangelism, edification, benevolence, fellowship, and worship (Acts 2: 37-47). This page is your guide to who is leading what in the ministries of the Dover church of Christ. This can be helpful if you are trying to find yourself in the work of one or more ministries. We urge your involvement in at least one ministry.


The Dover church of Christ is scripturally organized under the local leadership of five shepherds:  Allen Veasman, Sid Womack, Chris Loper, Brent Hottinger, and Michael Robbins. Seven deacons and several additional helpers provide the first-line supervision of the church's ministries. The listings of the ministries below are grouped with the shepherds who work most closely with those ministries. Ministries that report to the entire eldership are listed last.



Ministry name Ministry description Ministry leader(s) Helpers Shepherd(s)
Benevolence Basic financial or material assistance to needy people; Food pantry, Russ Bus. Donny Forehand Charlene Clark, Kelli Hottinger, Amanda Besterfeldt, Rhonda Horton, Diane Walters (1), Billy Walters, Carin Vaughn, Chris & Cindy Loper Chris Loper
Youth Out-of-class programs and fellowship for youth Justin Vaughn, Chris Besterfeldt, Micah Williams, Blake Walters, Brett Walters Chris Moss, Tristen & Janie Stamps, Adam Leavell Brent Hottinger
Building and grounds Maintenance and repair of building; upkeep of grounds Allen Veasman, Chris Besterfeldt, Michael Robbins , Justin Vaughn Allen Veasman, Richard Smith, Rick Hollis, Doug Gross, B. J. Chance, Marion Helton, Chris Loper,Gary Williams, Alan Boatright, Randall Walters Allen Veasmen, Michael Robbins
Education Bible classes for children and adults; puppets; childrens' church Donny Forehand Diane Walters (1), Diane Mitchell Walters (2), Karen Womack (missions), Charlene Clark, Richard & Sharon & Elizabeth Smith Sid Womack
Visitation Visitation for sick, bereaved, and delinquent members Donny Forehand Charlene Clark, Kelli Hottinger, Chris & Cyndie Loper  Shepherds
Fellowship and Involvement Fellowship and closeness for members; special events; getting all members involved in one or more ministries of the church Donny Forehand Diane Mitchell Walters, Leigh Anne Forehand, Cara Willaims, Carin Vaughn, Keri Letyson, Charlene Clark, Allen Veasman
Missions Truth for Today, Search, Southern Christian Home, ATU Church of Christ Student Center, Camp Caudle, World Bible School, Prison Ministry, Nicaragua. Rex McDaniel, Chris Moss, Sid Womack Karen & Sid Womack, Charlene Clark, Rex McDaniel (WBS), Joyce Walters (WBS) Michael Robbins
Able Samaritans Organizing efforts to provide disaster relief. Considered part of benevolence. Alan Boatright, Michael Robbins, Allen Veasman, Chris & Julie Moss, Chris & Cyndie Loper, Charlene Clark Allen Veasman
Lads to Leaders Intense religious instruction toward a theme culminating in an annual national fellowship meeting of youth Chris Moss Chris & Jullie Moss, Diane Mitchell Walters, Karen & Sid Womack, Tristen Stamps, Cara Williams Sid Womack
Finance Budget-setting during December, looking at the coming year; Accounting aspects for budget thereafter. Chris Loper Michael Robbins, Charlene Clark, Cyndi Loper Shepherds
Mass Media Mass media exposure including the website and Lifelines. Merrell Shoptaw, Chris Moss, Sid Womack Michael Robbins, Sid Womack Sid Womack
Attendance reporting Record-keeping of attendance; coordination with visitation ministry Chris Besterfeldt,  Charlene Clark, Kelli Hottinger, Kelsi Hottinger Diane Walters #1 Shepherds
Worship Management Personnel and organization of worship services Merrell Shoptaw, Micah Williams, Chris Loper Chris Loper, Brett Walters Shepherds
Office Communications & clerical Kelli Hottinger Karen Womack, Joyce Helton, Cara Williams, Patty McAlister Shepherds
Annual Ladies' Day Planning, Organization, and Assessment of Ladies' Day Activities Charlene Clark Diane Mitchell Walters, , Bobbi Robbins, Mary McAlister Shepherds
Dorcas Ministry Sewing for Community and Nicaragua; Smile Boxes for Nicaragua Karen Womack Karen Womack, Charlene Clark, Sandra Boatright, Diane Walters 1, Joyce Walters, Dover Youth Shepherds
Christ-based Weight Loss Program

Group support for better health and weight loss .

Meets 5: 30 PM Sunday

Theresa Motley Bobbi Robbins, Leigh Anne Forehand, Charlene Clark, Amanda Besterfeldt Shepherds
Celebrate Recovery Program Help and faith-based support for those going through trying circumstances.     Shepherds
3A Recovery Group Spiritual counseling and help for addiction issues Micah Williams, Theresa Motley   Shepherds

Allen Veasman (479-331-2156)

Sid Womack (479-967-2367)

Chris Loper (479-331-3313)

Michael Robbins (479-264-9668)

Brent Hottinger (479-264-5696)



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