Dr. Robert Dean
Dr. Robert L. Dean, Jr. is pastor of West Houston Bible Church in Houston, Texas.
Dr. Dean grew up in a solid Bible-teaching church where he learned about the full, true grace of God, that there is no place for human works, effort, morality or anything on man’s part for salvation or the spiritual life. God has supplied everything for us and blessed us with every spiritual blessing (Eph. 1:3). Further he learned the significance of a consistent, literal interpretation of Scripture and the importance of God’s plan for Israel.
Dr. Dean’s teaching emphasis is on helping people learn the Bible through an in-depth teaching of Scripture in the belief that no one can grow beyond the level of their instruction. Believers are challenged by the Scripture to grow to spiritual maturity. Only a mature presentation of the Scripture can produce believers of spiritual maturity: Shallow teaching produces superficial Christians. Let us all press on to the high calling for which Christ laid hold of us.
Before coming to West Houston Bible Church, Dr. Dean was the Pastor of Preston City Bible Church in Preston, Connecticut. Prior to that he had served churches in both the Dallas and Houston, Texas areas and has over 40 years of pastoral experience, including experience with Christian camping and youth groups.
Dr. Dean is a much sought after Bible teacher both in the United States and overseas. He has taught as adjunct professor at Faith Evangelical Seminary and the College of Biblical Studies in Houston. He is now an adjunct professor at Chafer Theological Seminary and also serves on the Governing Boards for Chafer Theological Seminary and the Pre-Trib Research Center.
Dr. Dean trained for the ministry at Dallas Theological Seminary where he earned a Th.M. in Hebrew and Old Testament Studies and later returned to pursue a Ph.D. in theological studies with an emphasis in Historical Theology. He also earned an M.A. in Philosophy from the University of St. Thomas (1987) and a Doctor of Ministry (D.Min.) degree from Faith Evangelical Seminary (2002). In 1988 he was recognized as an Outstanding Young Man of America, and in 1989 was listed in the Who's Who in American Christian Leadership.
Dr. Dean is the co-author of What the Bible Teaches About Spiritual Warfare, with Dr Tommy Ice (available from Dean Bible Ministries), and God's Powerful Promises. He has also authored numerous theological articles which have appeared in Bibliotheca Sacra, the Chafer Theological Journal, and the Conservative Theological Journal, and several Bible Dictionaries and Encyclopedias, as well as contributed articles for the Tim LaHaye Prophecy Study Bible and The Popular Handbook on the Rapture.
His academic training in Greek, Hebrew, theology, philosophy, and history enables him to study the Bible in the original languages and show how these eternal truths are as vital today as always.
"holding fast the faithful word as he has been taught, that he may be able, by sound doctrine, both to exhort and convict those who contradict." Titus 1:9