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. My wife, 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, Laura, and Michael.  They keep our lives fun, interesting, and certainly far from dull.

God moved me from a twenty 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.



Youth & Families

Michael Pierce


I joined the staff at Dover Alliance as Youth Pastor in 2008 after receiving my Master of Divinity from Alliance Theological Seminary.  Both my wife and I love investing our time and energy into the lives of young people.  In 2016, I transitioned into an Associate Pastor position not only continuing to work with youth, but also young families, small groups, and technology.  


I married Sara in June of 2006.  We have three amazing and loud children: Avery, Gabe and Kobi. We love watching our kids grow and enjoy life. We also love hanging out with friends and family along with playing games and
watching movies.  



Richard G. Rose

I am married to Berhline, who shares my heart for service to the Lord and has also 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.  In December, 2019 I retired from Dover Alliance and official church

ministry. Due to my commitment to the local body of Christ here at Dover Alliance I was given the honorary title of Pastor Emeritus.  My passion is to glorify Jesus in all that I do and will continue to do so until the day the Lord calls me home.  



I joined the staff of Dover Alliance as the office manager in April 2018. I am a graduate of Liberty University where I earned a B.S. in business management.


I live in Sugarcreek, Ohio with Mike, my husband of 27 years, and my three children: Joe, Luke, and Emma. I've been a member of Dover Alliance for 24 years.