Dean Freeze, Worship Pastor
cell: 503-586-3022
work: 541-994-9106
Email: deanfreeze@outlook.com
 
Dean grew up in a musical Christian family in Indiana and Oklahoma, and graduated with a Management degree from Oklahoma State University. After college, he pursued music in LA and Nashville, where he cut a CD called “One Wish” containing songs he wrote. In 1999 he was in a near death explosion and was severely burned. During his recovery, God healed him miraculously and Dean submitted to God’s calling to full-time ministry. In 2001, he earned his Masters of Divinity from Gateway Baptist Theological Seminary and was ordained as a minister.  He served as a worship pastor for 5 years at Beavercreek Baptist Church (near Oregon City) and then became the Sr. Pastor at Toledo Baptist Church (on the Oregon Coast) for 3 years. He then served another 2 years as Pastor of Cornerstone Baptist Church in Salem. For the past 10 years, Dean has worked as a manager for the State of Oregon (at DAS, DOJ and Marion County). Dean is married to Linda and together they have 4 children: Cameron (25) & his wife Britney, Tanner (23), Elandra (15), and Corban (13) and 1 grandchild, McKenna (2). Last year, Dean and Linda attended our New Members class and he began serving on our worship team.  Dean’s passion is to help others grow in their relationship with Jesus and use their God-given gifts for the sake of His Kingdom. He says he is truly thrilled to serve the Lord as our new Worship Pastor!