Baptist Church


TROY, VA  22974




Attending a church for the first time can be intimidating.  “Will they accept

me?… I know very little about the Bible… I think God exists, but I have my

doubts”.  We get all that!  So, here are a few thoughts that might help break the ice.


At Beaver Dam, we are all on a journey.   As we travel this road called life most of us struggle with this internal feeling knowing that, “I have the potential to be more!”   With that idea in focus, we strive to create a come-as-you-are culture:  a place where people are authentic and accepting.  We welcome each individual wherever they may find themselves on their journey.


Being real about ourselves, our lives, and even our "junk" (let's face it, we've all got it!) is where it starts.  Not only do we strive for acceptance but we also desire Beaver Dam to be a place of growth for each person.  We are striving to become the people God has created us to be.    Wherever "here" is for you in your journey, we hope to walk along side of you to get "there" and beyond!


So here's where all this is going: God is for you.  In our world of job reviews, Monday morning quarterbacking, TV vote-to-win competitions, and talking heads, it's hard to believe that someone loves you simply because you're you.  But we find that until we grasp that God is for us (He is good, loves us, wants only the best for us…), we will be very prone to running and hiding,  never feeling like we measure up.


We get that in a world filled with evil, suffering, pain and abandonment it is hard to embrace a good God who is in control of life.  Doubt is ok, and even welcome as an inevitable part of the journey with God.  Alfred Lord Tennyson said it well, “There lives more faith in honest doubt than in half the creeds.”    


So should you decide to give us a shot - a warm welcome awaits you!  You most likely won't find a "perfect" church - and definitely no perfect people - but hopefully you'll find a place to grow.



Beginning August 8, we will re-open our nursery to children age 4 and under.   A volunteer will be on hand to watch children during the WORSHIP SERVICE at 9 a.m. 



A children's Sunday School class currently meets during our 9 a.m. worship service.  Kindergarten through 5th grade students are invited to join their parents for the beginning of 9 a.m. worship.  Midway through the service, their teacher will lead them back to their classroom for a time of age appropriate teaching and activities.   Social distancing and masks will be required.

Please understand that as virus case numbers change in our area, so too may the availability of our volunteers and services.  We appreciate your understanding.


During our In-House Worship Service, every other pew will be marked off.  Worshipers are asked to be mindful of providing each other with enough space to be comfortable and at home.  Masks are strongly encouraged at this time.

The Fellowship Hall will be open during In-House worship and showing the Livestream for those hoping for a little more social distance.

Hand sanitizer is available throughout the building.  


Service Times & Location

Our current schedule for worship and Bible study is below: 


  9:00 a.m.            IN-HOUSE WORSHIP 

 with Live Streaming & FM radio in parking lot

10:15 a.m.           IN-HOUSE BIBLE STUDY


Our services and hours may change as we adapt to local requirements and conditions.

What should I wear?

Come as you are.  Be who you are.

Shorts & flip-flops.  Business casual. 

Jackets & ties.   Jeans & t-shirts. 

You'll see it all.

Masks are strongly encouraged for in-house worship services (beginning September 2021).


How long are services?

In general, our regular  worship services  last about an hour.


What do you do?

A typical service will have some singing and music.    We make some  announcements, sometimes have special music, take up an offering (for those already a part of the Beaver Dam family), relevant teaching from the Bible focused on Jesus' life and how to live life to the fullest.  At times there will also be random video clips and other media.


Where do I go?


For In-House Worship,  a Greeter will meet you at the entrance and direct you to the Sanctuary.  If you would like a little more room to spread out, ask to be directed to our Fellowship Hall.  

"For I know the plans I have for you, declares the LORD, plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future. "

Jeremiah 29:11