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Dykes, D.Min.

  • LETU Board Member Since: 2013

  • Senior Pastor, Green Acres Baptist Church


As senior pastor of one of the largest churches in East Texas, David is well respected as an effective Bible teacher and servant leader who has written 11 books on biblical principles and has opened both the Texas Legislature and the U.S. House in prayer. He has led mission teams to over 30 foreign countries and has a passion for training Christian leaders abroad. The Southern Baptist Convention has honored him with their highest honor, the M.E. Dodd Award for his lifetime of work. He has served as a member of several boards and is an experienced private pilot. He graduated from Samford University with a Bachelor of Arts in 1975 and earned both Master of Divinity and Doctor of Ministry degrees at Southern Baptist Theological Seminary Louisville, Kentucky, before continuing post-doctoral work in 2005 at Cambridge University in England.

Commitment to LETU:

David brings the perspective and leadership of a senior pastor to the LETU board and has long been a vocal supporter. He has previously spoken at LeTourneau University and visited the campus numerous times. He and his wife, Cindy, have two married daughters and four grandchildren.