After traveling as an evangelist for five years, Pastor Jerry and Gina Dean began their pastoral duties in Arkansas in 1977. While serving as pastor in Arkansas, Pastor Dean was elected Youth President of the Arkansas District and served in that capacity for five years. From 1985 thru 1988 he served as the Director of Promotions and the General Youth Secretary with the General Youth Division of the United Pentecostal Church, Int.. In May of 1988, the people of the First Church of Bossier City elected them to serve as their pastor.
Pastor Dean has been serving as the Men’s Ministry Director for the Louisiana District since 1990 and also serves as the Vice-President of Apostolic Man Ministry in the UPCI.