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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 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.
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.