With a call on their lives and God’s mandate to establish a training center to teach and preach the Word of Faith, Pastors Dean and Kathy began in a storefront building with about 20 people. Since those days of small beginnings, God has prospered and honored His Word with a strong, committed body of believers worshipping in a debt-free building. The message and ministries have successfully worked to make a tremendous difference in the lives of many for over 28 years. 

With cutting-edge methods and revolutionary, uncompromising messages, the commitment and passion of Pastors Dean and Kathy have impacted hundreds of people’s lives. Their teachings, writings, and CDs are powerful, well-balanced, full of faith, and applicable to daily living.

Beyond the scope of Pastors Dean and Kathy’s teaching ministry, chooselife CHURCH reaches into the lives of its congregation through a wide range of ministries. These ministries include everything from weekly classes and KIDZ and YOUTH ministries to food giveaways. 


Pastors Dean and Kathy purpose to recognize the needs of people and provide tools to help meet those needs. Pastors Dean and Kathy have been happily married, best friends and partners in life and ministry since 1978. They have two children, Charity and Faith, and one son-in-law, Greg, who serve alongside them in the ministry.

Dean was born in Charleston, West Virginia and attended Northwestern in Chicago, Illinois before being drafted by the US Army. After his marriage to Kathy and their infilling with the Holy Spirit, God called them from successful secular employment to take the message of faith in Jesus Christ to the city of Hobbs and surrounding area.

Kathy was born in El Paso, Texas and graduated from the University of Texas at El Paso. She is a CPA by trade. In addition to being Co-Senior Pastor, Kathy directs all office and accounting activities. She is a gifted, anointed speaker and teacher.