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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, Aug 09, 2022
Passage: Judges 9:1
Series: Judges (2021)
Duration: 1 hr 3 mins 12 secs
What does the Bible teach about government? Listen to this lesson to begin a study comparing the days of the Judges in Israel with what is happening in America today. Follow a history of how the laws governing countries developed in western civilization and the influence they had on our Founding Fathers. See that when the people of a country slide into paganism and abandon godly principles, their country begins to collapse. Hear a four-part definition of paganism.
Sun, Aug 07, 2022
Passage: Ephesians 4:17-21
Series: Ephesians (2018)
Duration: 58 mins 18 secs
Buckle up your seat belts and get ready for a lightning-speed ride through the Church Age. Find out how the 11 apostles, Paul, and a few believers began to spread the gospel in the pagan world. Understand the gradual transformation that took place as the New Testament Books were written and distributed and how it began to influence how people understood marriage, family, and government. See that the culture changed as Christianity spread through areas of the world and reached its pinnacle and the philosophies that dominated during those years. Be ready next week to hear how it began to decline and slide toward paganism again.
Thu, Aug 04, 2022
Passage: Philippians 1:6 & Revelation 2-3
Series: Philippians (2022)
Duration: 1 hr 6 mins 38 secs

If you’re a believer in the Lord Jesus Christ, are you growing to spiritual maturity? Will you receive rewards at the Judgment Seat of Christ? Listen to this message for the Church at Smyrna who are encouraged to stay faithful until the end so they will receive the crown of life. Find out what the second death is and see how believers who do not walk by means of the Holy Spirit suffer loss. Learn the meaning and importance of confession of sin by hearing about a time when Jesus washed Peter’s feet.

In this lesson Dr. Dean referenced a paper he presented on Identifying Angels in Revelation 2 & 3.

Dr. Dean also mentioned his papers on The Gospel Wars: Part 1 and Part 2.

Tue, Aug 02, 2022
Passage: Judges 8:4-35
Series: Judges (2021)
Duration: 1 hr 2 mins 50 secs
How grateful are you today for all God has done in your life? Listen to this message to hear thirteen life-changing principles about gratitude and the importance of living in the light of that thanksgiving. As you hear this review of the tragic way Gideon failed to remember God’s help and began to demand tribute from his people in a kingly manner, remember to make time in your day to show your thankfulness to the One who makes all your blessings possible.
Sun, Jul 31, 2022
Passage: Ephesians 4:20-21
Series: Ephesians (2018)
Duration: 1 hr 0 mins 55 secs
How can we learn to conduct our lives in the way God wants us to live? Listen to this lesson to learn that the Truth we need to guide our lives is only found in divine revelation and we learn it as we hear the Word of God, the Bible, taught. See that knowing Jesus and being saved are not the same thing. Learn there has to be a harsh breaking point between God’s Truth and pagan ways in our thinking.
Sat, Jul 30, 2022
Series: Memorial Services
Duration: 1 hr 3 mins 23 secs

Memorial Service for Jay Collins. July 30, 2022

1933-2022

Pastor Robert L. Dean, Jr. officiating

The memorial service program highlighting just some of Jay's many accomplishments can be found under Text: notes.

The photos of Jay and his family/friends can be found under Text: slideshow

Thu, Jul 28, 2022
Passage: Philippians 1:6 & Revelation 2:7
Series: Philippians (2022)
Duration: 1 hr 6 mins 24 secs
When life is difficult and you’re weary, what motivates you to keep growing to spiritual maturity? Listen to this lesson to learn about fantastic rewards promised to overcomers, including the privilege of eating from the Tree of Life in eternity. Find out what special rewards are offered to the overcomers in the seven churches in Revelation, and learn two answers to two important questions that may have been puzzling you.
Tue, Jul 26, 2022
Passage: Judges 8:4-33
Series: Judges (2021)
Duration: 1 hr 8 mins 19 secs

What happens when the leaders and people of a nation are operating on pure paganism? Listen to this lesson to learn the tragic story of how Gideon went from trusting God for a great victory and then reverted back to paganism. Hear how he took his weary army to Succoth and was treated rudely. See his punishment of the people of Succoth in a way not based on the Mosaic Law. Learn how he turned down a chance to be king but enabled the people of Israel to return to their idol worship.

During the announcements Dr. Dean mentioned the upcoming Pre-Trib Rapture Study Group conference. For more information, visit www.pre-trib.org

Sun, Jul 24, 2022
Passage: Ephesians 4:18-20
Series: Ephesians (2018)
Duration: 49 mins 17 secs
Do you live just like the unsaved people around you? Listen to this lesson to learn that after you accept Christ as your Savior you should no longer go along with others just to get along with them. Find out the change must be basically in your thinking. Hear three reasons why unbelievers have futile thinking. Understand that God’s grace provided salvation for all so that we no longer need to become calloused and past feeling.
Thu, Jul 21, 2022
Passage: Philippians 1:6 & John 16:33
Series: Philippians (2022)
Duration: 1 hr 1 mins 47 secs

Are you a victorious believer or a defeated believer? Listen to this lesson to learn what determines which category you’re in. Find out that the victorious believer is one who has overcome the world and hear a definition of worldliness. See Satan’s role in attracting believers to the things of the world through our lusts. Understand how to resist these temptations by having your thinking transformed.

During this class Dr. Dean mentioned the book Battle for the American Mind by Pete Hegseth.