Dan Dean has been the Lead Pastor of Heartland Church since September of 1999. Dan has been in full-time ministry for over 40 years, having previously served as the Director of Worship and as an Associate Pastor at Heartland prior to his tenure as the Lead Pastor.
In addition to being our Lead Pastor, Dan is perhaps best known as the “Dean” of the successful contemporary Christian music group “Phillips, Craig and Dean,” which has performed hundreds of concerts before audiences across the United States and around the world.
Phillips, Craig and Dean has recorded thirteen albums, sold over two million records, and received Dove Awards for “Inspirational Album of the Year” in 2009 and 2015. PCD singles have hit #1 on Christian music charts 23 different times, spreading the gospel to millions of people across the globe through their music.
Dan is a prolific songwriter and has written or co-written many of the songs that have helped make Phillips, Craig, and Dean a success. In 2014, Revelation Song, one of their most successful recordings, was certified as a digital gold single, signifying 500,000 downloads.
Dan and his wife, Becky, have been married for 40 years and have three children, Dusty, Devin and Danielle along with five grandchildren.