Dean Ropp has been the pastor of Midway Community Church since 1997. Members and visitors alike are blessed by his weekly worship messages, which are carefully grounded in scripture and informed by years of study and experience. His joy in presenting the gospel each week is evident in both his words and his easy, sincere smile. Dean and his wife Cherie have been married since 1981, and they are the proud parents of three children: William, Rebekah, and Samuel.
Prior to leading Midway, Dean was associate pastor of Atlanta’s Mount Vernon Baptist Church for three years, beginning in 1994. He previously served as the director of Student Life at Bryan College in Dayton, Tenn., from 1990 to 1994. In the second half of the 1980s, Dean was state director of Georgia Fellowship of Christian Athletes for four years, and he began his career as youth pastor of the First Baptist Church in Libertyville, Ill., where he served from 1981 to 1986.
Dean earned his Master of Divinity degree from Trinity Evangelical Divinity School in 1985. He holds a Bachelor of Arts in history and Greek from Bryan College, where he graduated in 1981.