Benjamin Harlan is Dean, School of Church Music, at Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary (SBTS), Ft. Worth, TX. A widely published arranger and composer, his choral, keyboard and handbell works are included in the catalogs of a number of major music publishers.
Dr. Harlan graduated with a B.M. and M.M. from Baylor University and received his D.M.A. from SBTS. He has received awards from ASCAP annually since 1990. Dr. Harlan is a member of ASCAP, American Choral Directors Association and the Southern Baptist Church Music Conference.
Positions Dr. Harlan has previously held include Associate Professor of Church Music, New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary; Minister of Music at Emmanuel Baptist Church, Shreveport, LA; and Minister of Music and Youth, First Baptist Church, St. Francisville, LA.
Dr. Harlan lives in Ft. Worth, TX with his wife, Connie Lynn Harlan, and three children: Katie Elizabeth, Emily Lynn and Christopher Garrett.