Ben Holthaus, Music Director
Ben Holthaus was raised on a farm near Martelle, Iowa. He holds Bachelor degrees in both Music Education and Performance from Drake University, and he received Masters degrees in Music Theory and Performance from Temple University in Philadelphia.
Returning to Iowa, Ben taught vocal music in Burlington and Waukee, experiencing every level from Kindergarten through high school. In addition, he formerly taught oboe students at Simpson College.
Ben came to First Baptist as a bass section leader and assumed the role of Director in 1989 from his predecessor, Dr. Marion Hall. Ben currently teaches sixth grade in Waukee where he resides with his wife, Wanda, and son, Dmitriy.