Dean Hawk

dean hawk | lead pastor

Dean is the founding pastor of Rock.  He has been married to his wife, Kim since 1983 and they have three adult children; Alesha, Allyson, and Preston. Since 1981 Dean has served in the full-time ministry.  Prior to starting the church in 2004, he served as a Youth and Associate Pastor in three different churches.   Along with his current pastoral duties, Dean is also an adjunct professor at Charis Bible College in Woodland Park.

One word that would describe Dean is “creative.”  Through illustrated sermons, stories, and visuals he makes the Bible come alive with his creative communication style to ignite people in their walk with God. His favorite thing about being a pastor is connecting with people.  Every Sunday you will find him hanging out in the lobby before or after services greeting people.   

Dean’s favorite guilty pleasure is Oreo Cookies.  He enjoys most movies based on true stories (but with lots of action) and his favorite chick flick is The Notebook because he hopes when he leaves this earth he goes with Kim.  Dean enjoys working out, skiing, and spending time with his wife.  The ultimate vacation for him is being on a cruise ship in the Caribbean.  A few things on his bucket list are to skydive, scuba dive on the Great Barrier Reef, and see a dead person come back to life. The best book Dean has read so far this year is Die Empty.