Minister of Music and Worship
Harry Wooten began his ministry as Minister of Music & Worship at Royal Lane Baptist in 1998. He is also the conductor and Artistic Director of the Irving Chorale. A native of Arkansas, he holds degrees from William Jewell College, Vienna International Music Conservatory and Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary. He has served churches in Tennessee and Alabama as Minister of Music and appeared as guest soloist, conductor and presenter for numerous workshops and music events. He has served as the Repertoire and Standards chair of Sacred Music for the Southwest Division of the American Choral Directors Association and has served on the boards for both the Dallas Chapter of Choristers Guild and the Greater Dallas Handbell Association. The Faith and Arts Foundation at Royal Lane Baptist Church, begun by Mr. Wooten, provides rehearsal and performance space at no charge to many musical groups in the Dallas area and curates the Box-Hawkins art gallery which features ongoing exhibitions by local artists and a semi-annual juried art festival. He is the recipient of the “Award of Distinction” by the National Religious Music Week Alliance, 2004. His choirs have participated in the International Church Music Festival at Coventry Cathedral and Bern, Switzerland and the Manhattan Festival of Sacred Music. He has led concert tours through Italy, Ireland and Switzerland, and most recently to Barcelona, Spain to sing under the direction of celebrated conductor Craig Hella-Johnson in La Sagrada Famillia Cathedral.