Pastor Dean has been our pastor-teacher since October 2014. Prior to that he served as Associate Pastor since January 2007. Pastor Dean is currently working on his Doctor of Ministry from The Master's Seminary (2018). He holds a Master of Divinity from Grand Rapids Theological Seminary (1993) and a B.S. in Bible from Clarks Summit University of Pennsylvania (1984). He served as Senior Pastor of Higgins Lake Baptist Church in Higgins Lake, Michigan for five years before taking on the role of Associate Pastor (focusing on music) at two other churches.
Pastor Dean Cathcart and his wife of over 30 years, Jane, are talented musicians and enjoy connecting with the community through music. Jane is a pianist who uses her gifts during worship each Sunday, has accompanied many of the choirs her husband directed, and teaches private piano lessons.
During their years in Michigan, Pastor Dean was a member of the Cadillac Symphony Orchestra and directed the Roscommon County Community Choir in northern Michigan. Upon moving to Sedona, Dean joined the Master Chorale in Flagstaff for two years and the Verde Valley Sinfonietta where he currently plays trumpet. He is a chaplain for the Arizona wing of the Civil Air Patrol, assigned to the Verde Valley Composite Squadron 205 which meets at the Sedona airport. He also volunteers at Sedona Charter School, where his wife Jane is a former employee and serves as a school board member.
“We think it is important for a pastor and his family to be visible in the community and to have opportunities to meet and talk with people outside of their local church family. That’s why we like to be part of organizations that are not connected with the church.”
They are active in the community and committed to serving the Lord through The Master's Bible Church and proclaiming His glory in Sedona, Arizona. The Cathcarts have two adult married children: a daughter living in California and a son living in Washington state.