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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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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.
Thu, Apr 28, 2022
Passage: Philippians 1:1
Series: Philippians (2022)
Duration: 1 hr 1 mins 51 secs
Be introduced tonight to one of the most outstanding persons who ever lived in human history. His name is the Apostle Paul and the story of his transformation from someone who was actively rounding up believers in Christ to be beaten to a man who spent many years telling the good news about Christ to all who would listen. Find out where he lived in his childhood and what brought him to Jerusalem to be a student. See that he quickly became a hater of Christians and even approved of the stoning of one of them. Hear the awe-inspiring story of what happened to him on the road to Damascus where his whole life changed. Hear of his three missionary journeys and the churches he started along his way. Be prepared to hear the rest of his life’s story next week.
Tue, Apr 26, 2022
Passage: Judges 6:11-24
Series: Judges (2021)
Duration: 1 hr 2 mins 34 secs
In Judges the Angel of the Lord appears to Gideon. Do you know who the Angel of the Lord is? Join this review of the fascinating subject that appears numerous times throughout Scripture. See the many passages that show that this is not an angel, but is actually deity. Find out which member of the Trinity it is and ways the Word of God reveals this to us. End Bible class with an update from Mark Perkins, a missionary to Tahiti, as he details the work going on there, including ongoing work on a new translation of the Bible from the Greek and Hebrew to Tahitian.
Sun, Apr 24, 2022
Passage: Ephesians 4:11
Series: Ephesians (2018)
Duration: 1 hr 2 mins 31 secs
Is the pastor of your church a fake pastor? Listen to this lesson to find out how to answer that question. See that it depends upon the role he assumes and find out that the role of teacher is the spiritual gift needed for a pastor. Hear about the life of an amazing man, Granville Sharp, and see if his grammatical rule can be applied to Ephesians 4:11 concerning the church leadership of the pastor-teacher. Decide if you are being spiritually nourished in the church you attend so you can grow to maturity.
Thu, Apr 21, 2022
Passage: Philippians 1:1-4:23
Series: Philippians (2022)
Duration: 1 hr 3 mins 42 secs
Do you enjoy reading letters (or texts or emails)? Listen to this lesson to get an understanding of a letter to the church at Philippi written by the Apostle Paul. See an outline of the epistle consisting of six sections. Find out that joy is the theme of the book but that this is a joy that is not based on circumstances. Learn what Paul prayed for these believers and about his companion, Timothy. Take away a life lesson that teaches you if you want this stable joy in your life it only comes when your goal is to glorify the Lord Jesus Christ.
Tue, Apr 19, 2022
Passage: Judges 6:1-9
Series: Judges (2021)
Duration: 1 hr 1 mins 6 secs
The Israelites are hiding in caves, watching helplessly as the Midianites are stealing their crops, which will leave them starving. Why was God allowing this, they wondered. Listen to this message to see that they were going through cycles of divine discipline which God had warned them about if they continued disobeying Him. Hear a detailed study of who the Angel of the Lord is in Scripture as one appears to Gideon. Understand that God’s grace was at work setting up things to deliver them just as His grace helps us in our lives.
Sun, Apr 17, 2022
Passage: Matthew 12:39-40
Series: Holiday Specials
Duration: 56 mins 40 secs
Do you know anyone who is a “doubting Thomas” when it comes to the resurrection of Christ? Listen to this lesson which explores the multitude of evidences for His resurrection. Hear two definitions for the word resurrection used in the Bible, one being raised back to mortal life and the other meaning concerning the uniqueness of Christ’s being raised from the dead. See what the sign of Jonah is and Jesus’ interpretation of it. Rejoice that our Savior is alive as we celebrate this special day.
Thu, Apr 14, 2022
Passage: Acts 16 & Philippians
Series: Philippians (2022)
Duration: 1 hr 6 mins 6 secs

Are you ready to join at the very beginning of a study of a book in the Bible? Listen to this message to hear about what makes Philippi distinct from the other cities where Paul went as a missionary. Gain an understanding of its historic and geographic backgrounds and how its anti-Semitism affected it. Meet a number of interesting people, including a business woman and a demon-possessed girl. Look forward to a detailed study of the book and the lessons we can apply in our own spiritual lives.

During this message Dr. Dean referenced the film "The Last Apostle" by Dr. Mark Fairchild.

Tue, Apr 12, 2022
Passage: Judges 6-8
Series: Judges (2021)
Duration: 1 hr 6 mins 20 secs
Why are four chapters in the Bible devoted to this man named Gideon and his role in delivering Israel? Listen to this lesson to hear an overview of a time when Israel was being disciplined by God allowing the Midianites to oppress them in terrible ways. Hear about the appearance of a prophet who indicts them and then the Angel of the Lord offers a way of deliverance. Let this message challenge you to always remember that the battles we face will be won by God when we trust Him.