Dennis was reared in an Italian Catholic family in San Francisco. As a young man he was attracted by the life of the streets and the glitter of the world, which drew him away from the faith. He always loved music has an extensive history in the music. He is a former member of many top bands including The Tokens, Sly & The Family Stone, The Elvin Bishop Group and Rubicon. After an experience of eastern religion, he was drawn to turn to Jesus as his Lord and Savior, through the witness of a Fundamentalist cousin. Watching the movie “The Song of Bernadette” began him on the journey back to the Catholic Church.