Dr. Dean has served as the Senior Pastor of Travis Avenue since 1991. He shepherds the church by leading, feeding, and caring for the souls of thousands who call Travis Avenue Baptist Church their church home. One of Pastor Dean's guiding verses is Colossians 1:28: "We proclaim (Christ), admonishing and teaching everyone with all wisdom, so that we may present everyone perfect in Christ." Working alongside the ministry staff and deacons, the pastor strives to lead the church to fulfill our mission to know, follow, and share Jesus Christ.
Michael and his wife Nan have been married since 1977. They have two grown daughters and three grandchildren. Dr. Dean has served churches in Texas and New Mexico. Through the years, he has served in various denominational roles including service on the Board of Trustees at Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary. In 2015, Dr. Dean authored Envision the Life, a resource for personal discipleship that is available through Amazon.com.