Dr. Dean Kurtz

Dean KurtzDMin, Calvary Baptist Theological Seminary
MSac, Conducting Proficiency, Pensacola Christian College
BS, Music Education, Pillsbury Baptist Bible College
BS, Bible, Pillsbury Baptist Bible College

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About Dr. Kurtz

Dr. Kurtz has more than 30 years of experience in music teaching and ministry. He has traveled extensively teaching and preaching on worship and music. Dr. Kurtz authored the book God’s Word: The Final Word on Worship and Music, published in 2009.

What Dr. Kurtz loves about teaching at Maranatha

“Voice lessons at Maranatha are always a blessing,” Dr. Kurtz said. “I am so glad we have the privilege of teaching the whole person and can use the beautiful art of singing to grow in our relationship with Christ.”


Dr. Kurtz is married to Brenda, an administrative assistant in the executive offices at Maranatha. He has two daughters, Colette and Sarah.


Dr. Kurtz is an assistant pastor at Calvary Baptist Church in Watertown. He works with adult ministries, outreach, and worship ministries. Dr. Kurtz helped establish Newfocus, which offers help to people dealing with addictions.