Our prayer is that you would be blessed and strengthened by the power of Jesus Christ and that you will live a life of abundance in fellowship, joy and liberty. The Pentecostals of Dover, Delaware are here for you. It is more than a church. It is a fellowship of believers coming together to declare the glory of the Lord and celebrate Jesus as King. We study the Word, practice what we learn and in the process grow together. May God richly bless you!
Where Can I Serve?
PODD members are involved in a variety of ministries from things as simple as serving Sunday morning coffee at PODD Perks to writing a note of encouragement to someone in need. We want you to find a place of ministry and serving that is a perfect fit for you. God designed each of us with certain strengths. At PODD we value this variety of talent and offer an outlet of service for you.
Music & Worship
God-honoring worship is something we strive for. Many church members get involved in our music ministry. Some play their instruments. Some are vocalists. Others are involved in the praise team. These volunteers are an important part of the ministry of PODD, using their talents and gifts to glorify God.
Prayer cannot be overestimated. Prayer moves the hand of God. The Pentecostals of Dover, DE is a body of believers dependent upon prayer, and committed to God’s sovereignty. Each Sunday, at 8 AM, a team of volunteers is praying for the ministry of the Word. Throughout the week, volunteers to our Prayer Warriors team, pray for their pastor, a list of church members, any special requests, and missionary prayer needs. Once a month we have corporate prayer on a Friday evening. The entire congregation comes together in a time of focused prayer.
A group of ‘prayer warriors’ who aid those seeking salvation, renewal, healing, and deliverance.
A small group of individuals who are support to the pastor and the ministry team.
Weddings, Funerals, Special Events. From planning to ‘the day of’. We have a great team of people to make these events special and memorable.
Upkeep of the church building and grounds. If you have been blessed with the ability to work with your hands – we need you! Join the Facility Management team and there will always be a place for you to use your talents.
Greet visitors and members at each service and at special events. If you have a warm smile and a firm handshake this is your ministry.
Provides goods and services to ministry, special guests, and for special events.
Media & Technology
Using media to spread the gospel is a privilege of The Pentecostals of Dover. In an age of widespread technology, we have a stewardship to use these tools as best as possible for kingdom purposes. All of our weekly sermons recorded audio formats.They are available for purchase in our bookstore. We also project songs and scripture references live in every service. We are expanding our visual recording capability to include DVD’s of each service.
Organization, Calendar, Records, Communication. Volunteers who can aid with office and teaching responsibilities.
We provide food items to those that find themselves in need. The pantry is stocked from donations from our members.
Nothing like great coffee and great fellowship! PODD Perks is located in our bookstore in the front lobby and offers coffee, tea, hot chocolate as well as danishes and muffins. Volunteers do a great job serving on Sundays between the 9 AM and 11 AM services on Sunday.
This is a ministry of encouragement for bereavement, sickness, or encouragement. This team sends cards to those in need.
The usher team at The Pentecostals of Dover fills an important role. They are involved in directing attendees to their seats, ensuring the safety of the building during services, guiding traffic, helping visitors, answering questions, providing direction, unlocking doors, locking doors, and generally ensuring that the service can proceed problem-free. The usher team is a servant-hearted group of men and women whose ministry is integral to church life.
Where? What? When?
How Do I Meet People?
The Pentecostals of Dover is not a place for spectators. It is a place for team members. Whether you are a five-year old child, a ninety-five year old grandmother, a busy mom, or a businessman with big responsibilities, we want you to be a part of our vibrant church community. Here is how you can learn, serve, and grow at PODD.
Often, small groups of people are better able to interact and learn about a topic than larger groups are. For that reason, PODD has small gatherings that will minister to your specific need.
– Abundant Life We offer 3 levels of teaching that will establish or renew a basic knowledge of the Word of God. We meet once a week for 45 minutes in small groups. You will enjoy meeting new people and establishing friendships that will last for many years as you learn the Word together.
-Childrens Ministry Nursery, Super Church, Sunday School. Every age group is ministered to on thier level.
–Couples Dialoging Even though marriage is one of the most important institutions, it is the one which is under the most attack–internally and externally. Learn how to better communicate with your spouse. Address issues before they become problems.
-Seniors Group Once you get past fifty, the fun has just begin. Whether retired, just plain tired, or active as ever, the over-50 group at PODD provides refreshment, ministry, and times of valuable interaction. Meet once a week for a time of Bible study, singing, and fellowship.
–Women’s Group Quarterly fellowships and Bible Study. PODD’s Women’s Groups gives the ladies in our church family special times of interaction Connect with other Ladies at PODD and enjoy the strength that comes from times of Bible study, prayer (and, of course, food). These groups provide a refreshing discipleship opportunity for the women in the church.
-Men’s Group Monthly fellowships that focus on issues that are specific to Men. Accountability among men is an act of integrity. Accountability is designed to protect, encourage, and develop men of all ages.
Each Wednesday evenings at 7:30 our teens meet for Bible study and peer interaction. Each lesson is designed to meet the specific needs facing our teens today. Our youth group also has various outreach and ministry opportunities.
Young Adults – Fusion
Life can get complicated once you cross that nebulous threshold into adulthood. There are complicated decisions. Bigger stakes. Serious relationships. And a whole lot more decisions. The young adult group of PODD provides a welcoming atmosphere for college and early-career aged young people.
Opportunity to give donations, pay your tithe & offerings, or pledges right here on line.
Get To Know Us!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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 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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.