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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, Aug 21, 2022
Passage: Ephesians 4:17-21
Series: Ephesians (2018)
Duration: 1 hr 53 mins 43 secs
How does a new believer learn how to live the spiritual life? Listen to this message to learn that once a person has trusted in Christ as their Savior their old man man has been put off and they can conduct their life in a new way. See that they are a part of the body of Christ, the Church, and learn what this involves. Find out the importance of understanding who you are in Christ and what the spiritual life is.
Tue, Aug 16, 2022
Passage: Judges 9:1-22
Series: Judges (2021)
Duration: 1 hr 2 mins 55 secs
After Gideon was told by God how to destroy the enemies of his country, he failed to give God the recognition due Him, but became like an eastern potentate. What were the consequences of this on the next generation of his family? Listen to this lesson to hear about one of his sons, Abimelech, who killed all but one of his 70 brothers in order to become king. Hear the bramble fable told by the surviving brother, Jotham, as he warned the people about what was going to happen to the nation. Realize that we too, need to be aware of what is happening in our country and pray for God’s help in overturning the evil forces.
Sun, Aug 14, 2022
Passage: Ephesians 4:17-21
Series: Ephesians (2018)
Duration: 49 mins 5 secs
After Christianity reached its pinnacle in the mid-1600s, dominant philosophies began to influence thinking into a gradual decline. Today we see the results as pagan worldviews are accelerating. Hear about six men who influenced thinking negatively during the last five hundred years resulting in the chaotic culture of today. See how the authority for knowledge was shifted from the revealed Word of God to the unstable minds of humans and understand that all of us have been affected by this.
Thu, Aug 11, 2022
Passage: Philippians 1:6 & Revelation 2:17-29
Series: Philippians (2022)
Duration: 1 hr 10 mins 39 secs
Would you like to have rewards and a special relationship with the Lord throughout eternity? Listen to this lesson to learn that after salvation we have an opportunity to earn rewards that will be given us at the Judgment Seat of Christ. See the importance of keeping God’s commandments until the end of our life. If you become discouraged, realize that God, in His grace, always provides forgiveness through confession of sins so you can continue your growth to spiritual maturity.
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.

Books mentioned by Dr. Dean during this class include:

Lex Rex by Samuel Rutherford.

A Match Made in Heaven: American Jews, Christian Zionists, and One Man's Exploration of the Weird and Wonderful Judeo-Evangelical Alliance by Zev Chafets.

The movie Dr. Dean referenced is God’s Not Dead.

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