Bible REPLAY is fueled by a musical movement. It began …
with “Dean-o” in 1997 through his ministry to children and has spread across the U.S. with well over 1,900 performances in 40 states and a Dove Award nomination for children’s album of the year with SOUL SURFIN’. During these events and performances, over 13,500 children acknowledged their faith in Christ at concerts, camps, chapels, VBS weeks and large crusades.
Starting with a crystal-clear calling received from the Lord at 15, Dean-o set on a course to work with youth and graduated from BIOLA University in 1986 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 accomplishments are 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, 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 as an absolute gift from the Lord.
The musical journey began with the production of 2 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 followed with SOUL SURFIN’ 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, discussions with families 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 both a children’s Pastor and musical evangelist, which inspired the recording and release of SALVATION SPEEDWAY in 2007 and SEEKERMANIA, Dean-o’s 6th CD, in 2010.
And the story continues …
… with the debut of Bible REPLAY Curriculum™ in 2015. After decades of nationwide inquiries from parents and schools seeking a tool to help them creatively teach the Bible to their kids, Dean-o and his team set out to meet this challenge with his unique, Bible-teaching sequence and music library. After 10 years of relentless pursuit, God has opened the door with the first Classroom curriculum, online adventure and musical encounter-in-one for Christian schools and home educators. Friends—the best is yet to come!