Barks-Dale, William

Dr. William A. Barks-Dale, is a native of Dothan, Alabama. He attended William Carey College and earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Elementary Education with Minors in Music (Voice) and Special Education from Alabama State University. He earned a Master of Education degree in Special Education from Texas Southern University. William earned a Doctorate of Philosophy in Special Education from Lacrosse University (Summa cum laude). He has written several compositions such as “I Wouldn’t Take Nothing for My Journey Now” (published by GIA). He is a veteran presenter at The Gospel Music Workshop of America, Inc. His most noted compositions are: “He’s the Keepuh”, “Yes, There is a God”, “Right Here in This Place”, “I’m Covered by the Blood”, “See What the End Will Be” and most recently, "If God Had Not Kept Me" (as presented at the GMWA-Tampa-2011 Workshop). Barks-Dale, is a graduate of the Virginia Theological Seminary. William is a member of the Fountain of Praise-Houston, TX; Remus E. Wright, Senior Pastor. He is also the Director of The Chorale at Brentwood Baptist Church in Houston; Dr. Joe S. Ratliff, Pastor. He is a retired educator after 30 years of service. Barks-Dale is the Founder-Advocate for "Annie Mae's Child"-providing services for parents of children with disabilities.