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Our Mission & Vision

The mission of The Pentecostals of Dover is to love God, to love others, and to magnify the name of Jesus Christ. The vision of our church is to glorify our God and Savior, Jesus Christ, to make true disciples throughout all the nations, to edify believers, and to do all that is sovereignty possible to magnify the name of Jesus.

Leadership Team:


Our leadership team recognizes the authority of God, and realizes that we are shepherds who serve under the Chief Shepherd, Jesus Christ. We desire to devote ourselves to prayer and to the ministry of the Word. Our passion and goal is to equip the believers for the work of the ministry until we all attain maturity in the fullness of Christ.

Pastor Anthony Trout, Senior Pastor

As the primary teaching pastor, Pastor Anthony has a passion for carefully unpacking the truths of Scripture. Pastor Anthony is the son of founding pastor’s, Wayne & Janet Trout and has  has served at PODD as pastor for over fifteen years. He and his wife, Tammy,  have two adult children, Ryan & Devin.


tam no backgroundTammy Trout, Music & Worship Leader

  Tammy is our first lady. She and Pastor Anthony have been married 30 years. Tammy came to Dover in the late ’70’s and has resided here since then. She has a bachelors in Music. She is our praise and worship leader and directs our sanctuary choir. Her responsibilities include working with the praise team, band, tech staff, and service scheduling. In addition to her responsibilities at PODD, she teaches weekly voice and piano lessons. She is a gifted vocalist and musician and we are blessed with her talents.

jrbnewJeanette Berry, Business Office Director

Jeanette was born and raised in Dover, DE. She is the daughter of founding pastors, Wayne & Janet Trout and sister of current pastor, Anthony Trout. She has a bachelors degree in music and enjoys being a part of the praise and worship team. She does the book keeping for the church and assists pastor and the leadership team. She has two daughters, Stephanie and Brittany.


Mike & Karen DeVito, Children’s Ministries

As leaders of our children’s ministry, Mike & Karen are committed to training our children in the way of truth. They have a great team of committed teachers and care givers. Classes offered  range from nursery to age 12. They also have children’s church on Wednesday evenings. They have 2 sons, Michael & Andrew.

Arthur & Denice Powell, Media & Youth

Arthur and Denice have been at PODD since 2001. They were married in 2007. Arthur is our onsite tech guy. He and his team are responsible for multimedia and recording of services both audio and video. Denice is our youth leader and does an awesome job with our teenagers. She has class every Wednesday night and also takes them to many  local youth events annually. Arthur & Denice have 2 sons, Jalen & William.

Bernie & Sandy Hanna, Singles

Bernie & Sandy Hanna have been members of PODD for many years. They have developed a ministry to singles named Fusion. They meet every Wednesday evening and address the needs of our young adults. Bernie helps with building maintenance and is in charge of our theatrical lighting team. He and Sandy are both in the sanctuary choir. They have 2 adult children, Bernie, Jr. & Bonnie.

Eugene & Aida Johnson, Senior Saints

The Johnson’s transferred to PODD in 2010 when they relocated to the Dover area. They are over our ministry to saints 55+. They meet every Friday morning and have a wonderful time singing hymns and studying the Word together. They also have several fellowships throughout the year. The Johnson’s are also over our greeter teams.  They have 2 adult children, Lynette & Rob.

Mittie Kelley, Prayer & Special Events

Mittie has been a member of PODD for many years. She has a passion for the prayer ministry. She coordinates monthly corporate focused prayer. She is also our Special Events Coordinator. She keep pretty busy! She has 4 adult children, Jerard,  Jerome, Dawn, & Joyce, 6 granddaughters, 1 grandson, and 2 great grandsons.


Arthur & Sharon Powell, Ushers & Altar

The Powell’s transferred to Dover in early 2000. Arthur is our head usher, Mens leader and over the security team. He also helps with building and ground maintenance. Sharon is head of our team of altar workers. She also oversees our Silver Box Ministry . She has a team of people that send notes of encouragement to those in need. They have 3 adult children, Arthur,Jr., Bryan, & Jessica.

George & Sheila Sewell, Missions

The Sewell’s first visited PODD to attend a wedding, and started visiting after that. They became members in 2005. They are over the missions department. They keep us connected with needs both domestically and around the world. Sheila volunteers at PODD perks cafe and is part of the choir. George is part of the usher team. They are both part of the Silver Box Ministry and they also teach Abundant Life classes. They have 2 children, Tiffany & Seth.


Keith & Veronica Brown, Armor Bearers

The Browns are over our Armor Bearer ministry. They see to the needs of the ministry. More than just on-site service they have a team that supports the ministry in prayer. Veronica serves as the music department secretary. Keith also oversees the photo team. They have 2 children, Keith, Jr. & Taylor.