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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, Jul 05, 2022
Passage: Judges 6:35-40
Series: Judges (2021)
Duration: 1 hr 2 mins 5 secs
Where is the first reference to the Holy Spirit in the Old Testament? Listen to this lesson to learn that He is mentioned in Genesis 1:2. Find out that Job, which may be the first book that was written, mentions the Holy Spirit’s distinct role and divinity. Take a journey through the remainder of the Hebrew Scriptures to hear a number of references to the Holy Spirit aiding people in craftsmanship, military leadership, and prophecy. Appreciate that all believers in the Church Age are indwelt permanently and we need not fear the Holy Spirit being taken from us.
Sun, Jul 03, 2022
Passage: Psalm 146
Series: Holiday Specials
Duration: 1 hr 38 mins 10 secs

Have you ever considered what a lot of courage it took to be a signer of the Declaration of Independence? One of the signers is remembered by the size of his signature. Listen to this message to learn he was not only brave, but a believer in the Lord Jesus Christ and expressed his belief in his last will and testament. Study one of the praise psalms, #146, and see that many of the characteristics of God it details concern the Messiah. Note the warning in the psalm that we are not to put our hopes on any government or man to solve problems that can only be solved by God.

This message includes the cowling ceremony for Dr. Mark Musser.

Thu, Jun 30, 2022
Passage: Philippians 1:6
Series: Philippians (2022)
Duration: 57 mins 48 secs
Do you know that believers get a report card noting what kind of life they have lived since they accepted Christ as their Savior? Listen to this lesson to learn what the Day of Jesus Christ means and when it occurs. Realize that after the Rapture all believers receive an evaluation of the time they spent walking by means of the Holy Spirit and the rewards they will receive. Hear a number of principles concerning what will happen at the Judgment Seat of Christ and understand it has nothing to do with our salvation.
Tue, Jun 28, 2022
Passage: Judges 6:35-40
Series: Judges (2021)
Duration: 1 hr 0 mins 20 secs
Would you like to know more about the Holy Spirit and His role in your life? Listen to this message to begin a detailed study of the Holy Spirit as He is presented both in the Old and the New Testaments. Learn that He is a distinct Person and Member of the Trinity and not just a force. See that from the oldest books in the Bible the Holy Spirit is a part of Creation and guidance. Hear passages that describe His divine essence, equal with both God the Father and God the Son, and see what the believers in the first century knew of Him.
Sun, Jun 26, 2022
Passage: Ephesians 4:17-19 & Romans 1:18-32
Series: Ephesians (2018)
Duration: 55 mins 22 secs
After someone believes in Christ as their Savior what should they do? Listen to this lesson to learn that their mind is to be renovated by learning biblical truths. See that they are to no longer think as the pagans around them think. Find out the meaning of the futility of their minds in this passage. Understand that God created our minds to think the way He intended us to think and that way is found in the Word of God.
Tue, Jun 21, 2022
Passage: Judges 6:31-35
Series: Judges (2021)
Duration: 1 hr 0 mins 10 secs
Do the Scriptures contain all we need to know to find God’s will for our lives? Listen to this message to hear examples of Old and New Testament believers who were guided in their decisions. See how Balaam and his talking donkey were shown God’s will. Hear about New Testament decision making which came from the wisdom found in the Word of God. On a personal level in making a decision, always consider how it will impact your spiritual life.
Sun, Jun 19, 2022
Passage: Ephesians 4:17-19
Series: Ephesians (2018)
Duration: 1 hr 46 mins 54 secs
If you’ve believed in Christ’s death on the Cross for your salvation and been listening to this series on Ephesians, you have learned how to walk worthy of your calling in Christ Jesus. Listen to this lesson to learn how the Holy Spirit is radically transforming your thinking as you study God’s Word. Get a glimpse of what pagan thinking is like in opposition to a biblical worldview.
Thu, Jun 16, 2022
Passage: Philippians 1:5-8
Series: Philippians (2022)
Duration: 1 hr 3 mins 14 secs
What does the Bible have to save about financial giving in times of financial adversity? Listen to this message to learn how Paul praised the Philippians who out of deep poverty still gave corporately in partnership with Paul’s ministry of sharing the gospel message. See how this contrasted with the Corinthian church. Find out that the Philippians were filled with joy as they generously gave. Notice the order of giving in the Christian life, first comes spiritual growth and then comes giving, which will then be rewarded at the Judgment Seat of Christ.
Tue, Jun 14, 2022
Passage: Judges 6:31-35
Series: Judges (2021)
Duration: 58 mins 11 secs

Are you facing some challenging decisions and you’d like to know what God’s will is for you? Listen to this message to hear nine biblical principles that will guide you in implementing the will of God in your life. Find out about the various categories of God’s will and the means to attaining wisdom as you study God’s Word. If your life’s goal is to glorify God, then trust that He will open doors and shut down wrong ways as you move along the paths before you.

During this lesson Dr. Dean mentioned the amazing story of the five young missionaries who were slaughtered by the Auca Indians as the missionaries arrived in their territory to give them the gospel and how God used that incident to bring glory to Himself.

Sun, Jun 12, 2022
Passage: Ephesians 4:15-16
Series: Ephesians (2018)
Duration: 1 hr 43 mins 48 secs
Do Christians need to attend a church in person or are virtual worship services just as good? Listen to this lesson to learn that personal connection and interaction among church members is a necessary part of spiritual growth. See what it means to be fitted together. Find out that it is important for every believer to use his spiritual gift to minister to others in the church. The result of the interaction of believers in a local church is to reach the goal of love for the other believers.