Welcome to our website! We sure are glad you stopped by. Maybe you could join us for worship sometime? Be sure to take a good look around the site. All the info you’ll need should be provided right here! We’re like a family, you know? And, we would love for you to join right in and get involved with us as we serve our Lord Jesus.

Join us for any of our weekly services:
Sunday Breakfast: Sundays at 8:30 am (free)
Sunday School: Sundays at 9:15 am
Morning Worship: Sundays at 10:30 am

Awana: Sundays at 5:30 pm

Evening Worship: Sundays at 6 pm
Wednesday Meal: Wednesdays at 5 pm ($3/person)
Mid-week Prayer Meeting: Wednesdays at 6 pm

(Children in Action and Mission Friends

also at 6 pm)

Youth Services: Sundays at 6 pm

                   Wednesdays at 6 pm

(All youth services take place at
our new church property.)
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Check out powerful past sermons below. You can even download them if you like.

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  • Sep 3, 2015September 13, 2015
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  • Aug 30, 2015Morning Worship, August 30, 2015
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  • Aug 23, 2015Morning Worship, August 23, 2015
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  • Aug 2, 2015Morning Worship, August 2, 2015
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  • Apr 29, 2015Hebrews 9:27-28
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    Hebrews 9:27-28
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Meet the Hanover leadership team.

JD's profile pictureJD- Senior Pastor

Image-1Chris- Youth Pastor

lisa picLisa- Minister to Children

Jon Tyler's profile pictureJon Tyler- Associate Pastor of Worship


Where can God use your talents?


Hanover Baptist believes Worship is a lifestyle. We choose to worship our God in a variety of ways. One specific way is through music. We believe in the significance of reaching out to God in a very special, intimate kind of way. From our Worship Choir, to praise teams, to seasonal musicals, I’m sure there’s somewhere for you to get involved.


Here at Hanover Baptist, we don’t believe our young people are ONLY the leaders of tomorrow. We believe they are the leaders of today. Chris and Lisa would love to see you get involved in our youth ministry! From hang outs to mission trips, God is rocking our world here in the HBC Youth Group! 


What? You have a kid? Then bring them to our children’s ministry! We would love to see your child grow in their knowledge and understanding of the gospel! Lisa does a great job of leading our children into a deeper comprehension of what it means to be a Christ-follower. Hope your child gets to drop in and take part! 


Okay, okay. Let’s be honest. You know a good bit about computers… I mean, you’re on one right now! If you are willing to serve in a Media/Tech capacity, you don’t have to be a computer genius! Just have to possess a willing heart to be used! If that’s you, please talk to Tim, our lead Techie, and let’s get you involved!


At HBC,  we don’t believe it’s fair to keep the gospel of Christ to ourselves. We don’t overlook the call of Christ to GO and make disciples! Not converts… no, no, no. We believe witnessing to others, but also helping them grow in their new faith. Wanna get involved? Don’t worry, there’s TONS of weekly opportunities for you to jump on board with! 


In Scripture, we repetitively see a pattern of Jesus meeting physical needs along with spiritual needs. We believe this is vital in our church missions! At Hanover Baptist, we don’t believe in only meeting spiritual needs; we also choose to meet peoples’ physical needs as we are able. Get involved in our Food Pantry! It’s opened every other Wednesday Morning! Contact the church office for more info.

Sunday School Classes–at 9:15 am, every Sunday

The College Class

The Young Adults II Class

The Ladies Class

The Faith Class

The Youth I Class (6th, 7th, and 8th Graders)

The Youth I Class (9th thru 12th Graders)


The Median Adults Class

The Senior Adults Class

1st and 2nd Grade Class

3rd, 4th, and 5th Grade Class

4 and 5 Year Olds Class (Kindergarten)

2 and 3 Year Olds Class

Babies and 1 Year Olds (Nursery)


Service at Thorton Terrace Retirement Home–at 11 am, every Wednesday


Service at Hanover Nursing Home–at 2:30 pm, the first Sunday of every month


About Our Church

Thanks again for visiting our website! Click around on the drop-down menu under “About Our Church” to find out more significant information. Listed is our Doctrine, our Contact information, and our Location information. Enjoy!
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“Beauty” by Esther Bright

Putting on makeup!!  What a pain!!  Trying to hide all the wrinkles and skin imperfections that happen to our faces over the years.  Maybe scars from acne or clumsiness (I got hit with a softball and had to have stitches over one eye in my late twenties. Luckily it was in my brow line so you can’t see it.)  Bags or darkness under the eyes that just is not attractive!


“It Takes Time” by Jon Tyler White


I was at the gym the other day. I went to say hello to a gym buddy working out beside me. His response: “Time is precious.”

I just kind of smiled and walked on to continue with my workout. I didn’t know how to take his comment at first. He smiled, so I was sure he was annoyed. Yet, he didn’t say anything more, so that not to get distracted—as he had work to do, …


“PT for Grief” by Anne Coates

I’m the girl that sits in meetings Googling acronyms to help myself hack through the acronym jungle. Acronyms are like weeds in today’s world, so I’ll just go ahead and decode this one for you right now and save you the trouble: PT means physical therapy in this conversation.

Physical therapy is what you get after you hurt your knee/shoulder/elbow/ankle for the fifth time and a doctor thinks you need help in making it healthy and useful again. And incidentally, useful without so much pa …


“Eternal Security: Fact or Fiction” by JD Traylor

Eternal Security: Fact or Fiction

Hebrews 6:4-6

  1. The Problem about Eternal Security: What does it Mean?
    1. What does it mean?
      1. national security, military
      2. internet security, credit and debit card security
      3. how about the BIG matter….the eternal matter?
        1. where are you going to be forever and ever?
      4. does anybody get perfect when they get “saved”
      5. if sinning gets you kicked …


“It Takes a Church” by Mary Smith

Acts 2:43-47

43 Everyone kept feeling a sense of awe; and many wonders and signs were taking place through the apostles. 44 And all those who had believed were together and had all things in common; 45 and they began selling their property and possessions and were sharing them with all, as anyone might have need. 46 Day by day continuing …


“Can a piece of wood be your Saviour?” by Esther Bright

One definition of worship is “extravagant respect or admiration for or devotion to an object of esteem.” (Webster Dictionary)

Isaiah 44:14-20 (my short version) says that a man looks for or plants a tree and watches it grow….then cuts it down and uses some for a fire to warm himself…some to cook his food…and then what does he do with the leftovers? He makes an idol out of it and bows and worships it! …


“Stuck in Elementary School” by JD Traylor

Stuck in Elementary School

adults acting like children should be acting?

There’s  a difference in being childlike and childISH.

Hebrews 5:11-14

*Think along 4 lines.

  1. The Cause of Immaturity
  1. Satan is the one who wants to keep us down v.12
    1. When he keeps us down, he keeps God’s work down—to an extent
    2. he doesn’t want us to strive and thrive
    3. he wants us to stay on …


“Father Time…” by Heather Foy

Father Time…

Those that know we well know I keep one of the world’s busiest schedules.  I thrive off a hectic pace and claim that I am most productive when I have little to no “down time.”  My husband even says “Can’t you just sit down for 5 minutes and relax?”  My response, “I don’t have time.”
We are each given the same 24 hours, 1,440 minutes, 86,400 seconds every day.  It’s up to us to determine how we will use them.  As a fitness instructor, I often hear the # …


“‘Weathering’ the Storms of Life”–by Amanda Griffin

All of us have had to deal with something in our life that wasn’t pleasant or easy. The question is how do you handle those storms? So often we get caught up in the moment that we forget that God is right there with us telling us to trust in him.

With all this snow fall it reminds me of something that happened a few years ago.
My family and I were out driving when …


Morning Worship Sermon Notes: “The People’s Priest” by JD Traylor

Sermon Notes:

“The People’s Priest”

Hebrews 5:1-10

JD Traylor

  1. Jesus is our Priest
    1. the High Priest, a mediator between God and man
    2. not a politician, not social worker
    3. v2. able to deal gently with those going astray
      1. compassionate person
      2. human high priest had been 
        1. called by God
        2. st …


“As Christians” by Mackenzie Lewis

 As Christians, we are taught to love God before all, and to spread his word throughout the world, but sometimes we find it difficult to do this. The world has become so very secular, that as humans, we don’t want to feel “judged” or be excluded because of our faith so we don’t share like we are called to do. God never fails to be there for us, or love us unconditionally, but we are too afraid of what others might think if we talk about Him? What a shame. We should always be ready to speak …


“Potato Chip Christians” by Anne Coates

Read Isaiah 55:2 Why spend your money on food that does not give you strength? Why pay for food that does you no good? Listen to me, and you will eat what is good.  

Potato Chip Christians

Potato chips sit in my kitchen and call me to munch and crunch.  Chocolate ice cream shouts my name from the freezer, offering sweet delights.  Sometimes I yield to the siren call of these treats, munching my way into gluttony and its resulting dullness …


“What is Forgiveness?” by Melynda Shaffer

           The word ‘forgive’ means to stop feeling resenment or anger or to cancel a debt. Some synonyms include pardon, exonerate, absolve, excuse, mercy. So, to forgive or be forgiven means that we pardon or have been pardoned of wrong doing. It’s easy to say that we forgive someone, but do we really truly wipe the slate clean? I know from my own personal experience that I h …


“Lightbulbs” by Lisa Perry

Boy do I take light bulbs for granted ……
 Have you ever been without light.  Life isn’t as easy.  I was thinking about how interesting light bulbs can be.  They come in all shapes, sizes and purposes.  Some are small, some are very powerful, some have specific instructions and some are simple, but they were all created with purpose.
The other day I was helping Chris by putting together a halogen work light and the first thing I did …


“Bite Your Tongue”– by Jack Ross

“Dear brother and sisters, take note of this: Everyone should be quick to listen, slow to speak, and slow to become angry, because human anger does not produce the righteousness that God desires.”  James 1:19-20

Have you ever heard the phrase ” you had better bite your tongue!”  To many times in my life I have been too quick to speak when I should have thought longer before allowing words to be spoken.  James 1:19 says to “be quick to liste …


“Resting in God’s Love” by Esther Bright

These words have been dear to me since I found them probably 45 year ago! 

The Message version of these verses are so awesome! I have bolded a few of the phrases for emphasis! Which ones mean the most to you?

Please read carefully and let the Spirit speak to you!

Isaiah 40:27-31 in the Message:


27-31Why would you ever complain, O Jacob,
or, whine, Israel, saying,
“God has lost track of me.
He doesn’t care what happe …


“The FAT Disciple”–by Mary French

2 Timothy 2:2 The things which you have heard from me in the presence of many witnesses, entrust these to faithful men who will be able to teach others also. NASB


This verse sounds simple, right? All I have to do is be a good hearer, and pass what I hear on to others. If this task is so simple, why don’t we see more teaching and spiritual multiplication? The key word is FAITHFUL!  First of all, am I faithful? Also, if I am faithful enough, …


“Lost and Found” by Chrissy Stewart

One night last week as I was driving home from my son’s swim meet in Lawrenceburg, he and I were chatting & enjoying some mother/son bonding time. There was also a basketball game on the radio; it was an exciting and close one, complete with an apparent disturbance resulting in technical fouls and the coach being ejected from the game. We were both completely absorbed in the action of the game, along with our conversation.

About 45 minutes into our anticipated 1 ho …


“What are you living for?”–by Maureen Furnish

 6:19/2119-21 Do not store up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moth and rust destroy, and where thieves break in and steal. But store up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where moth and rust do not destroy, and where thieves do not break in and steal. For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.

It’s not about now! God must have been …


Bumper Stickers and T-shirts

Read John 13

Getting ready for a trip requires preparation. There’s packing, paying the bills, taking out the trash, filling the gas tank…the list goes on.  When we’re preparing to leave our  family members, we leave instructions about the most important things.

Men remind the ladies to pay attention to that one drippy faucet, and to turn the heat down, and where the important papers are.

Women remind the gentlemen to wash the dishes, put the food away, pick up/take out …


“iObey” by Jon Tyler White

Read Matthew 14:22-33.
You’re frightened by a terrifying silhouette of the unknown. The mysterious figure calls out to you and says “Don’t worry! It’s just me! You know, the Messiah. The One your Jewish parents always read to you stories about? Remember?”
“Okay!” you shout. “If it’s really you, then…um….tell me to come here and make me walk on the water too!” And the whole …


“Have Faith, Be Faithful!”–by Harry Crawford

You often hear the phrase, “Seeing is believing.”  It makes sense; it’s easy to believe in something you can see.  But, what about believing in something you can’t see?

One night a house caught fire and a young child was forced to escape to the roof. The father stood on the ground below with outstretched arms, calling to his child, “Jump! I’ll catch you.”  He knew the child had to jump to save their life.  All the child could see, however, was flames, smoke, and blackness.   As y …


“Shellfish” by Stacy White

What do you call a lobster that wants everything? Shellfish… Let me tell you how much I absolutely hate shellfish. I can not even go near it. It isn’t because I dislike the way it tastes or even the fishy smell that emits from these little cooked creatures. It isn’t the fact that shrimp looks weird, or crawfish have eyes. While all these things are seemingly terrible for some, my disdain for shellfish comes fro …


“Love Your Neighbor”– by Mackenzie Lewis

Read Matthew 5:44
43 “You have heard that it was said, ‘Love your neighbor[


“Let Your Light Shine” by Jack Ross

“In the same way, let your light shine before others, that they may see your good deeds and glorify you Father in heaven.”  Matthew 5:16 NIV

A lighthouse is placed in the sea so ships will be able to make their way inland.  We as Christians should be like the lighthouse, but instead of ships, we guide people.  Throughout any given day, most people are surrounded by others.  Some of those people are strangers; others are not.  The question …


“Stick with It”–by Heather Foy

Some know that I crossed a powerful 26.2 mile finish line in 2003. I accomplished a bucket-list goal to run a marathon. The interesting part is that when I started, I honestly didn’t enjoy running. Like most, I struggled to breathe, felt the painful stitch in my side, and counted my steps wishing they would quickly end. The miles didn’t come quickly. In fact, it took me three attempts of saying I was going to run a marathon and starting a training program before something finally clicke …


“Masterpiece” by Melynda Shaffer

 “For you created my inmost being;  you knit me together in my mother’s womb.  I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made; your works are wonderful, I know that full well. “
Psalm 139:13-14

       One of my fondest memories as a child was riding in the car listening and singing along to the Sandy Patty tape ‘Friendship Company.’ I knew every song on that tape word …


“Mary, Did You Know?…Really?”–by Maureen Furnish

As I put away all the decorations that have adorned my home for the last few weeks, I can’t help but think about that first Christmas in Bethlehem all those years ago. I imagine how it would be to go back to that first Christmas and talk to Mary.  Those who know me know I’m a bit fussy about fashion, but I would even don the shepherd garb and hang out with sheep just to get to experience that opportunit …


“Parenting 101” by Michael Traylor

More is caught than taught.

Proverbs 20:7 – “The righteous lead blameless lives; blessed are their children after them.”

I know what you are thinking and, yes, the fairly new parents are about to do a daily devotional on parenting.  Those of you that are thinking these kids don’t know what they are talking about, are probably right, but indulge me for a minute if you would.

We are extremely blessed and thankful to get to be the parents of kids at both ends of the childhoo …


“The Mind of Christ” by Esther Bright

I appeal to you, brothers and sisters, in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, that all of you agree with one another in what you say and that there be no divisions among you, but that you be perfectly united in mind and thought.

1 Corinthians 1:10 NIV 

How is this possible? Have you ever seen tw …


“Police Lives Matters” by Mike Sims

 Blessed are the peacemakers,
for they will be called children of God.
Matthew 5:9

Over the past several months, I have watched the news on how our Public safety workers in the United States are being portrayed as “the bad guy”…. and I must say, it hurt my heart, the people that are being portrayed this way are my Brothers and Sisters, I work with the …


“iSurrender” –by Jon Tyler White

“And let us not grow weary of doing good, for in due season we will reap, if we do not give up.”

Galatians 6:9

Have you ever done a good thing, kept doing the good thing in an excellent way, and then, one day, you woke up and were burnt out …


“A Simple Smile” –by Dena Geisler

In everything I did, I showed you that by this kind of hard work we must help the weak, remembering the words the Lord Jesus himself said ” It is more blessed to give than receive.” –Acts 20:35

I was raised to help others when I saw they were in need. At a young age, I remember watching my Papaw pay for a small child’s candy at the grocery. The child did not have enough money to pay for his stuff, so instead of having to put the stuff back, my Papaw wa …


“Scrambled Eggs”–by Stacy White

One activity that I love to do is eat. I enjoy sitting at a table of friends with good food and laughter. Some of my favorite memories are of my family eating breakfast. One staple part of those said breakfasts at the Vick household  is eggs. I love when my dad would fry the egg. The yoke would be nice, yellow, and round surrounded by the beautiful egg white ever so thin and slightly crispy around the edges. On special Sundays, He would cook fried eggs, but this was only for my dad and I.  One …


“Working through Marriage When it’s Not All Roses”

4 Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. 5 It does not dishonor others, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. 6 Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. 7 It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres. 8 Love never fails. 
13 And now these three remain: faith, …


“Mercy” by Lisa Gray

The king summoned the man and said, “You evil servant! I forgave your entire debt when you begged me for mercy. Shouldn’t you be compelled to be merciful to your fellow servant who asked for mercy?” –Matt.18:32 (MSG trans) 
Over the last few months, almost every time I think of God, I think of mercy. Nobody deserves His mercy (certainly not me). Micah 7:18 says “Where i …


“Accentuate the Positive” –by Chrissy Stewart

So they are no longer two, but one flesh. Therefore what God has joined together, let no one separate. Matthew 19:6 NIV
Twenty years ago today (January 7) I married my best friend…for the first time. I say “for the first time” because Chuck & I are fortunate enough to have not one, but two anniversaries…so we get to celebrate twice as much! Yay!

Our crazy story in a nutshell: Chuck was in the Army and I was in college when we became engaged …


“Tags” by Anne Coates

Read Jeremiah 29.
Every new garment has a tag in it somewhere describing its fabric content and cleaning instructions.  If you can find that tag, it will tell you this was made to be washed or dry cleaned or definitely not dry cleaned or should be washed inside out or should be dried flat or something. (Just give me the ones that will survive the dryer, please.)  Every one has a tag though, designed by its manufacturer using his knowledge of the f …


“iConfess” by Jon Tyler White

Read Luke 23.
18 But the whole crowd shouted, “Away with this man! Release Barabbas to us!”19 (Barabbas had been thrown into prison for an insurrection in the city, and for murder.) 20 Wanting to release Jesus, Pilate appealed to them again. 21 But they kept shouting, “Crucify him! Crucify him!” 22 For the third time he spoke to them: “W …


“How Can God Use my Relish?…And Jelly??!” by Chris Perry

Read Exodus 3.
And the angel of the Lord appeared to him in a flame of fire out of the midst of a bush. He looked, and behold, the bush was burning, yet it was not consumed. And Moses said, “I will turn aside to see this great sight, why the bush is not burned.” When the Lord saw that he turned aside to see, God called to him out of the bush, “Moses, Moses!” And he said, “Here I am …


“To My Grandmother” by Lisa Perry

Read Psalm 78.
Today’s devotion is dedicated to my grandmother, Suzanne.  I love you!
Psalm 78:4 says  ”We will tell the next generation the praiseworthy deeds of the Lord, His power, and the wonders He has done.”
I have very fond memories of Sundays with my grandparents, Robert and Suzanne.  As I look back on my childhood, I feel so grateful for the faithfulness of my grandparents to their …


“My Story” by Mackenzie J. Lewis

Read Psalm 46. Apply scripture to your life today. Here’s a little about mine.
Life hasn’t always been rainbows and sunshine, especially dealing with the divorce of my parents, and abandonment by my father. If I knew then, what I know now, I think that my burdens and struggles in life would have been much easier to deal with. They say God works in mysterious ways, and in my life, this statement remains more true than anything.
I’ve known …


“FACE-TO-FACE SECURITY” by A. Brooks Drake

Read Genesis 39:20 – 23

“The Spirit of the Sovereign Lord is on me,  because the Lord has anointed me  to proclaim good news to the poor.  He has sent me to bind up the brokenhearted, to proclaim freedom for the captives and release from darkness for the prisoners.”