Benjamin Harlan holds Bachelor of Music and Master of Music degrees from Baylor University and the D.M.A. degree from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, Fort Worth, Texas. His career includes vocational church music ministry and positions on seminary faculties in Fort Worth, Texas and New Orleans, Louisiana. His interest in writing stems from his work as a practicing church musician, having served over a dozen congregations. Benjamin Harlan is a frequent clinician and has a special interest in congregational singing. He and his wife, Connie, have three grown children: Katie, Emily and Christopher.