Benjie Harlan

Benjamin Harlan holds undergraduate and graduate degrees in theory and composition from Baylor University. He holds an advanced degree in church music and conducting from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary. He is, by his own admission, a church musician foremost who, along the way, served on the faculties of the seminaries in both New Orleans and Fort Worth. He currently serves as the Director of Music at University Baptist Church in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. Sacred choral music and vibrant congregational singing are the areas of his greatest interest. And, to those interests, he continues to explore new ideas that will aid the local church.

He and his wife, Connie, are the parents of Katie (whose husband, Baylor graduate Michael Eller, serves as a minister of music in Raleigh, NC), Emily (Brandon), and Christopher. More importantly, Benjie and Connie are grandparents to Brady, Karah, Samuel, and Laney.

2018 Breakout Sessions

The Composer's Journey
Congregational Song - Resources and Ideas