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Why Choose Us?

Why choose Seattle Open Door Church as a church to attend?
A fair and reasonable question. Glad you asked.

Help for You

Daily Bible Reading


Job 38-39


Job 40-42


Gen 12-15


Gen 16-18


Gen 19-21


Gen 22-24


Gen 25-26
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SODC Staff

English Congregation

Rich & Carmi Dover
Senior Pastor
Richard D. Dover
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Women's Ministry & Prayer
Carmi Dover
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Ionatana VaeenaSamoan Congregation
Senior Pastor
Ionatana Vaeena




Hispanic Congregation
Senior Pastor
Reynaldo Gil


Richard D. DoverRichard D'Andrea Dover
Senior Pastor

Richard has worked with individuals with addiction and many other issues for over 19 years. Some of the areas of ministry he has been involved in is small groups, jail & prison ministry, police chaplaincy, youth ministry, evangelism, community development, lay counseling, pastoral counseling, founder of The Hill for Jesus street ministry, teaching and preaching.

Outside of ministry Richard has been in management & administrative positions for over 30 years.

Richard's wife is Carmelita, they have been married for 13 years.


Richard is also the Executive Director for Fairhaven House, a clean & sober housing program and Founder/Radio Host for There is Hope Radio, and TV Host for There is Hope TV.


Cal State Los Angeles, B.A., Criminal Justice
Abbott Loop Bible College, 1 Year Bible College
Global Bible School, 1 Year Bible College
Victory Life Center School of Leaders, 1 Year
Seattle Police Chaplaincy Training Academy
Several Bible Study curriculums on inner healing, lay and pastoral counseling.


Stephens Ministry Counseling Certificate
Elijah House Prayer Counseling Certificate
N.A.D.A.I. National Certified Pastoral Counselor
N.A.D.A.I. Certified National Drug and Alcohol Interventionist
National Association of Christian Ministers-Ordained

Pastor Rich has a personal blog. Disclaimer: Since this a personal blog, not everything posted in this blog may represent the viewpoints of SODC.

Other SODC Staff

Plan A Visit

Ministry Opportunities

Service Times

Sunday School 10:00am
Sunday Worship Service 11:00am

Tuesday Bible Study, 7pm in Seatac

Wednesday Church Service 7pm

First Friday-Prayer Service 7pm

Foreign Language Services-More Info


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