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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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Tue, Jun 21, 2022
Passage: Judges 6:31-35
Series: Judges (2021)
Duration: 1 hr 0 mins 10 secs
Do the Scriptures contain all we need to know to find God’s will for our lives? Listen to this message to hear examples of Old and New Testament believers who were guided in their decisions. See how Balaam and his talking donkey were shown God’s will. Hear about New Testament decision making which came from the wisdom found in the Word of God. On a personal level in making a decision, always consider how it will impact your spiritual life.
Sun, Jun 19, 2022
Passage: Ephesians 4:17-19
Series: Ephesians (2018)
Duration: 1 hr 46 mins 54 secs
If you’ve believed in Christ’s death on the Cross for your salvation and been listening to this series on Ephesians, you have learned how to walk worthy of your calling in Christ Jesus. Listen to this lesson to learn how the Holy Spirit is radically transforming your thinking as you study God’s Word. Get a glimpse of what pagan thinking is like in opposition to a biblical worldview.
Thu, Jun 16, 2022
Passage: Philippians 1:5-8
Series: Philippians (2022)
Duration: 1 hr 3 mins 14 secs
What does the Bible have to save about financial giving in times of financial adversity? Listen to this message to learn how Paul praised the Philippians who out of deep poverty still gave corporately in partnership with Paul’s ministry of sharing the gospel message. See how this contrasted with the Corinthian church. Find out that the Philippians were filled with joy as they generously gave. Notice the order of giving in the Christian life, first comes spiritual growth and then comes giving, which will then be rewarded at the Judgment Seat of Christ.
Tue, Jun 14, 2022
Passage: Judges 6:31-35
Series: Judges (2021)
Duration: 58 mins 11 secs

Are you facing some challenging decisions and you’d like to know what God’s will is for you? Listen to this message to hear nine biblical principles that will guide you in implementing the will of God in your life. Find out about the various categories of God’s will and the means to attaining wisdom as you study God’s Word. If your life’s goal is to glorify God, then trust that He will open doors and shut down wrong ways as you move along the paths before you.

During this lesson Dr. Dean mentioned the amazing story of the five young missionaries who were slaughtered by the Auca Indians as the missionaries arrived in their territory to give them the gospel and how God used that incident to bring glory to Himself.

Sun, Jun 12, 2022
Passage: Ephesians 4:15-16
Series: Ephesians (2018)
Duration: 1 hr 43 mins 48 secs
Do Christians need to attend a church in person or are virtual worship services just as good? Listen to this lesson to learn that personal connection and interaction among church members is a necessary part of spiritual growth. See what it means to be fitted together. Find out that it is important for every believer to use his spiritual gift to minister to others in the church. The result of the interaction of believers in a local church is to reach the goal of love for the other believers.
Thu, Jun 09, 2022
Passage: Philippians 1:5-6
Series: Philippians (2022)
Duration: 59 mins 46 secs
What is Paul thanking the Philippians for at the beginning and also at the end of the epistle? Listen to this message to learn that Paul was grateful for their partnership in his ministry, including their financial support. Find out about the concern Paul and the members of the Philippian congregation had for one another. Learn the difference between the Day of the Lord and the Day of Jesus Christ. Rejoice that you, too, can be a partner in others’ ministries and reap the rewards at the Judgment Seat of Christ.
Tue, Jun 07, 2022
Passage: Judges 6:31-35
Series: Judges (2021)
Duration: 1 hr 6 mins 23 secs
How can you know God’s will for your life? Listen to this comprehensive message concerning the many categories of the will of God and how you can learn to make wise decisions. Hear six principles about the will of God and learn that you need to understand the dispensation you are living in. See that God’s will is for every person to become a believer in Christ’s death on the Cross. Once a believer, God’s will is for you to grow to spiritual maturity. Learn the difference between God’s sovereign will, revealed will, and permissive will.
Sun, Jun 05, 2022
Passage: Ephesians 4:15-16
Series: Ephesians (2018)
Duration: 52 mins 46 secs

Are you doing your part as a member of the body of Christ? Listen to this message to hear that just as our head controls what our body does, so Christ is the Head of the Church. As members we are to use the spiritual gift we have been given to minister to the other members of our local church as we grow to spiritual maturity. Learn how to counteract the many hours we spend daily hearing human viewpoint so our thinking can be transformed and hear fourteen characteristics of love that are to be applied to those around us.

During this lesson Dr. Dean recommended several books:
The Genesis of Science by James Hannam
Mathematics: Is God Silent? by James Nickel
Science and the Knowledge of God by John D. Gibbon – We have several of these books available for free at Dean Bible Ministries. Available on a first-come, first-served basis. Please use the Contact Form to request a copy.
Why You Think the Way You do by Glenn S. Sunshine

Thu, Jun 02, 2022
Passage: Philippians 1:4-5
Series: Philippians (2022)
Duration: 58 mins 31 secs
What is joy and how can it be a part of your life? Listen to this message to learn that joy is not an emotion and is not something you can produce in yourself or obtain by popping pills, but is the supernatural fruit of walking by means of the Holy Spirit. Using Christ’s example when He was here on earth, hear Scriptures that showed that even during the worst moments of His earthly life He maintained His joy. Learn to distinguish between emotion and mental attitude and see that you can rejoice at the same time you are grieved by negative issues in your life.
Tue, May 31, 2022
Passage: Judges 6:31-35
Series: Judges (2021)
Duration: 1 hr 0 mins 39 secs
How intimidated are you by the pressure to conform to the worldview around you? Listen to this message to see how Gideon was caught between obedience to God and the paganism of his family. Find out why his father changed his name and its significance. Begin a study of the will of God and how to find out what it is.