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Robert Dean

Robert Dean

Role: Pastor

Dr. Robert L. Dean, Jr. is pastor of West Houston Bible Church in Houston, Texas.

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 35 years of pastoral experience.

Dr. Dean is a much sought after Bible teacher both in the United States and overseas. He serves on the adjunct faculty of Faith Evangelical Seminary and is the Chairman of the Governing Board for Chafer Theological Seminary.

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 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.

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.

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Sunday, July 21, 2024
Series: Light from the Light Channel
Duration: 15 mins 40 secs
Will God never forget about you once you trust in Him as your Savior? Our memory verses today reassure us that we don't need to envy evil people who seem to be getting away with their wickedness. God never abandons His saints and will judge evil.
Sunday, July 21, 2024
Passage: Ephesians 5:18-21 & Colossians 3:16
Series: Ephesians (2018)
Duration: 1 hr 2 mins 29 secs

What is beauty? The Bible says a lot about objective, intrinsic beauty which fits eternal guidelines. Hear twelve biblical standards for beauty and find out that we can evaluate music we sing in church by these standards. All that we do should be to glorify God, which means pursue excellence in our music which conforms to the standards of Philippians 4:8. Look to God's creation to see excellence in beauty and observe a chart that contrasts pop culture with traditional/high culture.

Dr. Dean's updated Music and Worship reading list is available in the Text: notes link below.

The Text: slideshow link below includes links to James Spiegel's "Aesthetics and Worship" paper as well as Kenneth Myers' All God's Children and Blue Suede Shoes: Christians and Pop Culture.

Thursday, July 18, 2024
Passage: Philippians 3:17-21
Series: Philippians (2022)
Duration: 1 hr 2 mins 43 secs
What does the Apostle Paul mean when he tells believers to be imitators of himself? Listen to this message to learn that Paul is referring to a pattern all believers are to follow which comes from Jesus Christ. In contrast, see that we are not to follow the example of those who are enemies of the Cross. Find out the importance of looking at the context to gain the meaning of Scripture.
Tuesday, July 16, 2024
Series: Interlocked (2023)
Duration: 1 hr 11 mins 22 secs
Why is there evil, sin, and suffering in the world? Listen to this message to learn that God allows evil in the world that is brought about by man's own actions. See that God is always the invisible factor in all events and He uses suffering to fulfill His own plan for the good of those who trust in Him. Hear a number of direct causes of suffering and how believers are commanded to be thankful for their suffering.
Monday, July 15, 2024
Series: KHCB Radio Prayer Time Devotionals
Duration: 16 mins 15 secs
Sunday, July 14, 2024
Passage: Ephesians 5:18-21 & Colossians 3:16
Series: Ephesians (2018)
Duration: 1 hr 47 mins 42 secs
Are there biblical guidelines for singing in churches? Listen to this message to learn that all believers are to join in singing the hymns and not just listen to musical entertainers. See that the role of the local church is to teach a biblical culture and that God is the ultimate reference point for truth and beauty. Find out that learning how to think biblically may take all of our lifetime.
Sunday, July 14, 2024
Passage: Psalm 23:1
Series: Light from the Light Channel
Duration: 17 mins 21 secs
Will God always fulfill the promises He has made to believers? Listen to this popular psalm, Psalm 23, to learn that God is our shepherd. He is the one who oversees our life and we will lack nothing when we trust in Him.
Thursday, July 11, 2024
Passage: Philippians 3:14-16
Series: Philippians (2022)
Duration: 1 hr 3 mins 46 secs
Are you organizing your time and your efforts in order to pursue the objective God has for your life? Listen to this message to learn that when we trust in Christ as our Savior we are given the assets we need to fulfill the plan God has for our life, which is to reflect the image of Christ. Find out several biblical meanings for the word "call" and see that we are to focus on running the race to gain a reward promised for those who reach the goal.
Monday, July 08, 2024
Series: KHCB Radio Prayer Time Devotionals
Duration: 19 mins 14 secs
Sunday, July 07, 2024
Passage: Ephesians 5:18-21
Series: Ephesians (2018)
Duration: 1 hr 51 mins 35 secs
Why do we meet several times a week to hold church services? Listen to this message to answer this questions and others about worship in church. Find out when congregational singing began and when Christ first mentioned the Church when He was on earth. Hear a number of purposes the church is to fulfill and what the role of the pastor is.