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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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Thu, May 26, 2022
Passage: Philippians 1:3-4
Series: Philippians (2022)
Duration: 58 mins 57 secs
Are you filled with joy today no matter what difficulties you are facing? Listen to this message to understand how this is possible and how to command a state of joy in your life. Find out the connection between being grateful for all things and an attitude of rejoicing. See how to obey the mandate to have no anxieties and what the role of prayer, supplication, and thanksgiving play in this. Learn to cast all your cares, problems, and worries on the Lord so you are cushioned by the peace of God that is beyond our understanding.
Tue, May 24, 2022
Passage: Judges 6:35-40
Series: Judges (2021)
Duration: 59 mins 10 secs

How can we make decisions based on biblical wisdom when we are being pressured to conform to the spirit of the age we live in? Listen to this thoughtful message to hear three options we have when we are under pressure to do something which we know is counter to God’s truth. Hear examples from Scripture of how believers have handled this situation in times past. Be ready to apply these principles in your own life as you encounter them.

During this lesson Dr. Dean referenced Arizona Christian University's Cultural Research Center's homepage.

Sun, May 22, 2022
Passage: Ephesians 4:13-15
Series: Ephesians (2018)
Duration: 50 mins 51 secs
Are you still a baby believer who grabs on to every new teaching without considering the context? Listen to this lesson to learn that God has a goal for every believer to grow to spiritual maturity and to become more Christ-like in their character. Find out what it means to have an abundant life. Be honest with yourself after hearing this message and ask if God’s goal for your life is the same as your goal.
Thu, May 19, 2022
Passage: Philippians 1:2-4
Series: Philippians (2022)
Duration: 1 hr 1 mins 37 secs
Is prayer an important part of your life? Listen to this lesson to begin a study of prayer. Learn about different kinds of prayer including bullet prayers throughout the day when people or circumstances come to your mind. See the importance of keeping short accounts with God so you are always ready to pray. Hear twelve principles on how to give thanks for the people in your life based on the Apostle Paul’s detailed prayers.
Tue, May 17, 2022
Passage: Judges 6:25-33 & Romans 12:2
Series: Judges (2021)
Duration: 1 hr 7 mins 20 secs

How are you handling all the crazed chaos happening in the world today? Are you just trying to stay under the radar, get yourself comfortable, and keep from standing out so you won’t lose your job or be ridiculed? Listen to this message to learn what the Bible has to say about what we should be doing in times like these. Find out how to transform your thinking from human viewpoint to divine viewpoint. Hear a history of how this demonic thinking was slowed down in our country by the Great Depression and World War II but is prevalent today. Review Gideon’s time in the Book of Judges and what the Angel of the Lord told him.

Here is a link to the article that Dr. Dean referenced at the beginning of the lesson.

If you'd like to view the inscriptions (translated) in the Dome on the Rock, you can view them here.

Click to find the book Dr. Dean mentioned, Christianity & Liberalism by J. Gresham Machen.

Sun, May 15, 2022
Passage: Ephesians 4:12-13
Series: Ephesians (2018)
Duration: 49 mins 35 secs
Did you know God has a goal for your life after you become a believer? Listen to this lesson to learn about that goal and how to accomplish it. Understand that once we are saved we are to grow to spiritual maturity and quit being baby Christians who stumble around never knowing what they should be doing. Find out that it is by attending church and studying and applying the Word of God we are taught that we move to spiritual maturity and live the kind of life God has planned for us.
Thu, May 12, 2022
Passage: Philippians 1:1
Series: Philippians (2022)
Duration: 1 hr 3 mins 54 secs
Everyone is a slave to someone or some thing. Who’s slave are you? Listen to this lesson to learn the choices a believer has in the matter of slavery. You can either be a slave to the Lord Jesus Christ or a slave to your sin nature. Find out more about the Apostle Paul as he describes himself and Timothy as bond servants/slaves to Christ. Hear who the three groups of people God said Paul was chosen to take the gospel to are and learn more about church leadership.
Tue, May 10, 2022
Passage: Judges 6:11-24
Series: Judges (2021)
Duration: 1 hr 9 mins 51 secs
How is Gideon similar to Moses in his reaction to being commissioned by God for service? Listen to this lesson to hear about these similarities and to learn the stages Gideon had to go through as he learned to trust God. See what God means when He says, “I am with you” and what those words are designed to teach us. Find out what Gideon’s core problem was and avoid it in your own life by believing in the sufficiency of God for every problem you may encounter.
Sun, May 08, 2022
Passage: Ephesians 4:12-13
Series: Ephesians (2018)
Duration: 1 hr 37 mins 48 secs
Do you have questions about the mission of a church, why we should go to church, and if the church has always been a part of human history? If so, listen to this message to hear a detailed review of all the answers to these questions and many more. Hear about when the Church began and when it will end. Find out who is the head of the Church and how it is related to the Kingdom. Understand what the role of the pastor-teacher is and how we grow to spiritual maturity.
Sun, May 01, 2022
Passage: Ephesians 4:12
Series: Ephesians (2018)
Duration: 59 mins 26 secs
Can mankind be trained to a point where they are perfected, as some people believe? Listen to this lesson to understand that believers can grow to spiritual maturity by learning the Word of God. See that is why it is so important to attend church on a regular basis as the pastor-teacher teaches biblical truth. Find out about three roles of the pastor-teacher which are equipping the saints for the work of the ministry with the goal of building the body of Christ. Hear four principles that will help a believer choose a local church to attend.