Just moments ago, David Dykes, pastor of Green Acres Baptist Church in Tyler, was honored during the with the M.E. Dodd Cooperative Program Award in recognition of his strong support of CP giving. The award was given during the Southern Baptist Convention annual meeting in Indianapolis.
Morris Chapman, in presenting the award on behalf of the SBC Executive Committee, said Green Acres is “recognized as one of the leading churches in America,” sending more than 1,000 volunteer missionaries around the world each year. Since 2000, David has led Green Acres to give $18.4 million to varied missions causes, including the Cooperative Program, through which the church supports the SBC and the Baptist General Convention of Texas.
David, accompanied by his wife Cindy, said he considers himself the most blessed man alive. He has been pastor at Green Acres for 17 years and it is a “church that is willing to go anywhere at anytime” in missions. He accepted the award on behalf of the congregation and said, “God always blessings churches and congregations that give away.”