Born and raised in the San Francisco Bay Area, Dean graduated from U.C. Santa Cruz in 1969 with a degree in Philosophy. Like many of his contemporaries, he was spiritually restless and soon plunged headlong into the counterculture. For four years he studied and practiced a wide variety of Eastern religions, especially Zen Buddhism. Then, in 1974, the God of the Bible graciously stepped in, turning a seeker into a finder, a sinner into a “saint,” and an orphan into a beloved son—all through a life-changing revelation of the Lord Jesus Christ. For more on Dean’s search for spiritual reality, click on the link below.
After his conversion, Dean and his wife Linda attended Melodyland School of Theology in Anaheim, California. There Dean began to experience a love of Systematic Theology and an increasing desire to teach. During those years he also learned of the Creation Science Movement, and has been an avid student of the Great Debate about origins ever since.
Since his graduation in 1980 (M. Div.) Dean has followed the Lord down many different roads. He has served as a pastor, teaching elder, Sunday School director (with Linda), Christian book store manager, pro-life leader, writer, and substitute school teacher.
Currently, Dean is the director of Come Let Us Reason, a Bible teaching ministry that offers seminars in apologetics and the biblical worldview. He also likes to write. Recently, he published, The Dangerous Journey of Sherman the Sheep (Cladach), an allegorical adventure story for “tween” boys. In Search of the Beginning (Pleasant Word) is his first major theological effort. He is currently finishing up a closely related book, The Test: A Seeker’s Journey Towards the Meaning of Life.
Dean and Linda still live in Santa Rosa, California. They sometimes pine for their five dear children who have flown the nest, college-bound. But life with the Lord is rarely boring, and always good. Besides, they now have a little more time to gaze at the stars.