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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, 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.
Sun, Apr 10, 2022
Passage: Ephesians 4:11 & John 21:15-17
Series: Ephesians (2018)
Duration: 1 hr 50 mins 10 secs
Are there different kinds of love in the New Testament? Listen to this lesson to hear about an incident after Jesus’ resurrection when He is explaining to Peter what his role will be after Jesus’ Ascension. Learn that there are differences between two Greek words for love that Jesus uses here and they are not synonyms. Find out that young sheep and adult sheep must be fed in different ways just as a pastor must “feed” the Word of God to his congregation.
Thu, Apr 07, 2022
Series: Has God Spoken? (2021)
Duration: 1 hr 3 mins 53 secs
What is your idea of God? Listen to this lesson to learn that unless we understand God’s unique and magnificent attributes we cannot fully absorb His revelation in the Bible. Hear a number of questions that are answered in the Word of God. Hear about the writing of the various New Testament books, when they were written, and when and by whom they were accepted as being part of the inspired Canon of Scripture. Gain an understanding of the various manuscripts and copies and marvel at how God has preserved them throughout the ages.
Tue, Apr 05, 2022
Passage: Judges 6 & Psalm 83
Series: Judges (2021)
Duration: 1 hr 4 mins 36 secs

What causes people and nations to try to destroy the nation of Israel throughout history? Listen to this lesson to continue to study the background for the days when Gideon became a judge. See the prayer in Psalm 83 where ill will is wished on those who hate God and His chosen people. Hear a discussion of Thomas Sowell and his two opposing worldviews, one of which believes that man is capable of becoming free of evil through circumstances and education and the other which is biblically based.

During this message Dr. Dean discusses concepts from Dr. Thomas Sowell's Conflict of Visions book.

He also mentioned an article published In Imprimus from Hillsdale College regarding Dr. Sowell.

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Sun, Apr 03, 2022
Passage: Ephesians 4:11
Series: Ephesians (2018)
Duration: 1 hr 48 mins 2 secs
What are the responsibilities of a good shepherd? Listen to this message to learn what the Old Testament has to say about good shepherds. Hear about two examples, Moses and David. Contrast what they did with Jeremiah’s and Ezekiel’s descriptions of false shepherds who lead the people off the path God wants for them. Understand that just as God was the Good Shepherd in the Old Testament, so Jesus Christ is the Good Shepherd in the New Testament where teaching the Word of God is shepherding the flock.
Thu, Mar 31, 2022
Series: Has God Spoken? (2021)
Duration: 1 hr 15 mins 17 secs
What are the odds that the fulfilled prophecies in the Bible could have actually happened? Listen to this lesson to see that the odds are phenomenal and could only occur if these predictions were divinely inspired. First hear the precise details of the fulfillment of the prophecies concerning Tyre and Nineveh. See fourteen Messianic prophecies that were fulfilled at Jesus’ first coming. Last, hear the impossible statistics that occurred with the overall fulfillment of prophecies and have your confidence intensified that God always fulfills His Word.
Tue, Mar 29, 2022
Passage: Judges 6
Series: Judges (2021)
Duration: 1 hr 4 mins 4 secs
Get ready for an exciting biblical adventure in the book of Judges when even a weakling accomplished great deeds by means of the sufficiency of God. Learn about the Midianites who were causing trouble for Israel and hear a national lament in Psalm 83 identifying these trouble makers as enemies of God. Find out the importance of learning history and its relationship to what is happening in the world today.
Sun, Mar 27, 2022
Passage: Ephesians 4:11 & 1 Corinthians 14:21-22
Series: Ephesians (2018)
Duration: 1 hr 52 mins 45 secs
The Bible likens believers to sheep. Listen to this lesson to learn that is definitely not a compliment. Hear what sheep are like and see the likenesses to ourselves. Find out that God is our Shepherd and that pastors are given that role also. Find out that being a shepherd involves teaching the Word of God to their congregations. Our role is to learn and apply it so that we are equipped for every good work.