Dean was raised in Lebanon, Pa. he lived in Italy during his high school years where his father was overseer of the Churches of God in that country. He graduated from Lee University with a B.S. in Math. Dean has his Masters of Divinity from the Church of God School of Theology in Cleveland, TN. While in Cleveland, he received an M.S. in computer science. In addition to his duties at Trinity as an Associate Pastor of Christian Education, he teaches computer science at Salisbury University. Dean is married to Donna Adams.