Dean was born into a Southern Gospel Music family, the Hoppers, and began his road life at the very early age of 6 years old. He joined the group full time as lead vocalist in 1982 after having been the drummer for several years prior.
He has since been recognized as one of the Outstanding Young Men Of America and graduated from Oakland City University with a Bachelor of Science degree in 2003.
Dean’s love for the genre and heart for the business is becoming more evident with his increasing involvement in every facet of the industry. He is one of the original founding members of Abraham Productions and has been proud to dedicate his time to the ministry and growth of this organization.