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Dr. Dean Register

Dr. Dean Register
Founding & Senior Pastor


Dr. Dean Register is a passionate and relevant communicator of the Gospel and is a frequent speaker at conventions and conferences around the nation. He is the founding pastor of the wide-awake CrossPoint Church in Hattiesburg, MS. He holds four degrees including a Doctor of Theology degree from New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary. He was twice elected as the president of the Mississippi Baptist Convention.

Dr. Register contributed many devotional/ study notes for Quest Study Bible, and authored Romans: God’s Amazing Grace for Lifeway Publications. He has also been quoted in Reader’s Digest for his statement about “Prayer.” Calvin Miller, best-selling author of over 40 books wrote, “It was watching Dr. Register love God that often rebuked my casual spirituality and taught me the fire I left lying beneath the ashes of my devotion. Calvin Miller, Life Is Mostly Edges, (Nashville: Thomas Nelson) p. 353-354 Dr. Register is a die-hard Atlanta Braves fan and he refers to himself as a migrant Southerner. He was born Florida, grew up in Georgia, and now calls Mississippi home.

What others say about our pastor:


“My friendship with Dean Register reaches back to our early days of seminary and pastoral ministry. Here’s what flashes in my mind when I think of him: servant leader, gifted communicator, brilliant writer, credible husband and father, constant encourager, strategic pastor, and consistent influencer. Dean Register maintains a high standard of excellence in leadership, credibility, and capability.”


Dr. Reggie R. Ogea
Professor of Leadership and Pastoral Ministry
Associate Dean, Professional Doctoral Programs
New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary