The Southern Baptist Convention Executive Committee honored David Dykes, pastor of Green Acres Baptist Church in Tyler, June 10 with the M.E. Dodd Cooperative Program Award in recognition of his strong support of Cooperative Program giving.
Morris Chapman, president of the SBC Executive Committee, said Green Acres Baptist Church is “recognized as one of the leading churches in America,” sending more than 1,000 volunteer missionaries around the world each year.
Since 2000, Dykes has led the church to give $18.4 million to a variety of missions causes, including through the Cooperative Program, through which the church supports the ministries of the SBC and the Baptist General Convention of Texas.
Dykes, 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 any time” in missions.
He accepted the award on behalf of the congregation, saying, “God always blessings churches and congregations that give away.”