TYLER — It's a story 20 years in the making -- at Green Acres Baptist Church in Tyler today, church members held a reception giving thanks to Pastor David O. Dykes and music minister Mike Parks.
They've been with the church for 20 years now and got there at roughly the same time.
Pastor Dykes started in March of 1991, while Parks got there in June.
Today's reception...complete with refreshments and music - was the church's way of saying 'thanks.'
"20 years ago, God called us to serve here in Tyler at Green Acres Baptist Church, and it's been the greatest 20 years of our life. Because Tyler's a wonderful community and Green Acres is, I believe, the greatest church in the world," Dykes said.
"20 years ago we came to Green Acres and just fell in love with this church. It's just great, great people and God just blessed us tremendously by getting to be a part of this great church and we're just so thankful to him," Parks said.