During these events and performances, over 12,000 children have affirmed their faith in Christ at concerts, camps, chapels, VBS weeks and large crusades.
With a crystal-clear calling he received from the Lord at 15, Dean-o set on a course to work with youth and graduated from BIOLA “U” with a BS in Christian Ed. and a minor in Biblical Theology. Dean-o is known for his energy and tenacity in reaching kids with the gospel, never forgetting he was a teen before hearing the good news of Jesus.
Married to his wife Karen, their greatest joy has been their three beautiful daughters — Jordan, Madison and Mackenzie. Dean-o’s influences include his dad as a boyhood coach, his mother as a teacher of music & art, his youth Pastors and mentors who taught him the good news of Jesus, and the pop hits of the ’60’s, which led to the retro-rockin’ sound of Dean-o and the Dynamos! Dean-o considers his ministry an absolute gift from the Lord and a powerful tool to spread the gospel of Jesus through the dynamic gift of music.
The musical journey began with the production of live recordings in ’95 and ’96, followed by a shift to the studio for the 1st Dean-o and the Dynamos CD, YOU GOT IT ALL, recorded in the summer of ’97 and hailed as a “phenomenon” for kid’s Christian music. A “wave” of hits on SOUL SURFIN’ followed as Dean-o hit the road full-time in ’99, and in 2001, GOD CITY blazed an innovative musical trail to heaven with Dean-o’s 3rd CD. In 2003, family discussions following the events of 9/11 inspired the release of the powerful GAME FACE CD as Dean-o continued to perform and teach God’s Word nationally. In 2005, Dean-o felt the call to return to a dual role as children’s Pastor and musical evangelist, inspiring the recording and release of SALVATION SPEEDWAY in 2007 and SEEKERMANIA, Dean-o’s 6th CD, in 2010. And the story continues …
It all came together in 2015 with the national introduction of the Bible REPLAY Curriculum™ —
a 3rd–5th Grade Classroom Curriculum, Online Adventure, and Musical Encounter for Christian Schools and Home Educators. In 2017, the exciting appointment of Mike McAteer, Dean-o’s new National Manager/Promoter, has re–launched the national performance tour, future music and recordings, and the worldwide promotion of the Bible REPLAY Curriculum™.
So, if you’re a fan — hang on for a wild ride with Dean-o and the Dynamos, ’cause the surf’s up, the Word is alive, and the best is yet to come!