Our Staff

Pastor Bruce Sexton (Becky)

Senior Pastor

God in His love and mercy has allowed us the opportunity to serve and be part of a wonderful Christ centered, church family here at Dover Alliance Church.  Becky and I also consider it a real privilege to serve the people of Dover, New Philadelphia and the surrounding communities of Tuscarawas County. 

God has given us three wonderful kids, Jessica a Senior at Dover High School, Laura a seventh grader, and Michael a fifth grader.  They keep our lives fun, interesting, and certainly far from dull.

God moved me from a 20 year career in sales to full time ministry in 2009.     I am excited to be working with a great team of Pastors, Elders, and ministry leaders here at Dover Alliance Church.

 e-mail: bsexton@doveralliance.com



Rev. Richard G. Rose (Berhline)

Associate Pastor - Senior Saints and Benevolence Focus

I am married to Berhline who shares my heart for service to the Lord and has been involved in a
variety of ministries through the years. We have two adult children and six grandchildren .
I began pastoral ministry in 1983 and have pastored  in Auburn, NY (1983-1989); Geneva, OH
(1989-1999); and have been at Dover Alliance since 1999 where I served as Senior Pastor until 2015. In January 2015 I transitioned from Senior Pastor to Associate Pastor. My passion is to glorify Jesus in all that I do. My primary role is giving oversight to the "seniors" ministries of the church. They are an important part of our church family and we want to honor them and tap into their wisdom so we can further God's kingdom together. 

e-mail: revrgr@hotmail.com




Pastor Michael Pierce (Sara)
Associate Pastor - Young Family and Youth Focus

Mike and Sara were married in June of 2006.  In 2008, their daughter Avery was born and fills their home with joy and noise. Son Gabe was added to their family in the spring of 2011 and rounds out the family.  They love to hang out with friends and family and play games and watch movies. 

Mike has been in pastoral ministry since 2008 after receiving his Master of Divinity from Alliance Theological Seminary.  Both Mike and Sara love investing their lives, time and energy into the lives of young people.  

e-mail: pier24@aol.com



Linda Gray
Office Manager

e-mail: dovercma@doveralliance.com