Dean grew up in a Christian Church near Lapeer, Michigan. His father was an elder in the congregation for 25 years. In 2015, Dean and his wife, Bonnie, moved from Michigan to Phoenix, Arizona. Dean and Bonnie attend First Christian Church in Phoenix. Dean claims that outside of salvation, God’s greatest blessing to him has been Bonnie. They have two adult children. The oldest, Kim, and her son, DeShawn, live in Phoenix. The youngest, Ryan, and his wife, Reka, and their two sons, Zane and Hazen, also live in Phoenix.
In 1995, God uniquely opened a door for Dean to also begin leading prayer seminars around the country. To date, God has allowed Dean the opportunity to lead seminars in about forty of the states, and in Australia, New Zealand, Ireland, Germany, and Thailand. He has also had the opportunity to teach on prayer in Hungary and China. God has also given him the opportunity to have a “front row seat” at several revivals on Christian campuses and university campuses. He firmly believes that prayer must be the basis of all we do individually and all we do in ministry. He also believes strongly in this statement, “God has blessed my ministry in spite of me, not because of me.” He adamantly believes that his love for God must be more passionate than his love for his family and for his ministry (especially ministry).
Dean has had the privilege of having five books published. Dean’s ministry currently includes being a spiritual life coach, an author, and a seminar speaker. He thoroughly enjoys all three aspects of his God-assigned responsibilities.
Dean’s interests include dating his wife, spending time with his kids, jogging, reading, teaching, and people.
Troy Vande Lune
Troy loves to start new things and collect old things. He can’t wait for the next movie date with his wife, and the next time the whole family can be together. Troy listens to way too much sports radio, drinks more tea than water, and believes the 80’s produced good music. Troy has been in church ministry for over 20 years, the workplace for over 10 years and bi-vocational ministry for over 5 years. As founder of Big Rock Leader Troy is energized by helping others identify the Big Rocks and Stumbling Stones in their lives.
Anthony Smith, from First Church of Christ in Atlantic, Iowa will let you know about an exciting new journey he and his family are headed on - you won't want to miss this!
Worship this year will be led by the Jeff Arrandale Music Ministry! This ministry is for God's purpose and the cause of Christ. Through music and worship the group intend s to encourage the church, humbly present the praises of His people to Him, and point people to the cross. We hope to be found as a righteous ambassadors of Christ. This ministry is for His glory, not ours.
They would LOVE to visit your church and lead worship some time! Take a moment during the conference to talk them about making arrangements!