David Orlo Dykes served as the Senior Pastor of Green Acres Baptist Church from 1991 to 2021. He now serves as Pastor Emeritus of Green Acres. He holds a B.A. from Samford University in Birmingham, AL, an M.Div. and D.Min. from Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Louisville, KY. He performed his post-doctoral studies in Renaissance Art at Cambridge University in Cambridge, England and earned a D.D. from East Texas Baptist University in Marshall, TX. David previously served as Pastor at Tallaweka Baptist Church in Tallasee, AL, Pastor of First Baptist Church in Oneonta, AL and Pastor at First Baptist Church in Gardendale, AL.
David is a prolific author of several books and publications, including: Handling Life’s Disappointments, Ten Requirements for America’s Survival, Daniel: Character Out of Chaos, Angels Really DO Exist, Finding Peace in Your Pain, No, That’s NOT in the Bible, Revelation: God’s Final Word, What Healthy Churches Do, What Healthy Pastors Do, How Healthy Disciples Live, Jesus: Storyteller, Hope When You Need It Most, Following Jesus in the Holy Land, and Lord, Heal Our Land. He has also penned two novels under the name David Orlo, The Cloud Strike Prophecy and The Jerusalem Protocol.
David and his wife, Cindy, have two daughters and four grandchildren. David enjoys reading, writing, playing golf and leading inspirational tours to Israel. Pastor David has been preaching since 1970 and is committed to the verse-by-verse teaching of God’s Word. He believes in the power of God’s Spirit energizing God’s Word for God’s people.