Dean was raised in a pastor’s home and was saved in evangelistic meetings in his father’s church at the age of 14. He was part of a musical outreach team and through Bible studies with that group grew to love the Word of God and developed a passion for music ministry. Dean married his high school sweetheart, Brenda, in 1979 and graduated from Pillsbury Baptist Bible College with Bachelors degrees in Bible and Music Education. He went on to earn a Masters from Pensacola Christian College and a Doctorate of Ministry from Calvary Baptist Theological Seminary.
He serves as Adult Ministries and Outreach Pastor helping adults to grow in their love for Christ and reach out to those who need the Savior. He started Calvary’s newfocus ministry in 2008 which seeks to reach and disciple those who know they are under the grips of sinful addictions. For more information about newfocus, an outreach ministry giving hope for life change, click here. Pastor Dean also leads worship ministries here at Calvary. In 2007 Dean published a book entitled “Worship and Music in the Word.”
Dean and Brenda have two adult daughters, Sarah and Colette.
Dean’s life verse is found in II Samuel 7:18 “Who am I, O Lord GOD? and what is my house, that thou hast brought me hitherto?”
“Thanks for letting me introduce myself. I would be honored to serve you any way I can as you seek to love God and love others. Please don’t hesitate to contact me. God bless you.”
Email Pastor Kurtz: firstname.lastname@example.org