Benny Barrett has spent his whole life serving others as a U.S. Marine for 30 years enlisting at a very young age and receiving his commission after graduating from college.
He was a Marine serving from 1966 to 1996. He also served his community as a Dallas Police Officer.
However, while performing the duties of these careers he also served others in extra-curricular activities. Through his church he directed choirs, taught Sunday School classes, led Bible Studies and mission trips. Through his acting he made numerous Public Service Announcements, commercials, and industrial shows. As a professor he taught college students Speech, Critical Thinking, Business Law, and Criminal Justice. As the King at Medieval Times he not only helped to create the WOW Experience for the customers but shared in developing the employees of the castle professionally.
When it comes to Liberal Arts Benny proves to be a Renaissance Man. He has produced, directed, and acted on stage, television, and motion pictures. As an accomplished actor Benny uses his platform to educated and develop others to always accomplish more, and has received numerous awards for his efforts. He has founded theatre groups that not only bring entertainment to the community but also provide for the education of children and adults in the discipline of Fine Arts.
Currently, after volunteering for four years as the Healing Arts Coordinator at the Sammons Cancer Center of Baylor University Medical Center, Benny has now been hired to launch the new Arts in Medicine Program. "We have developed and implemented a program to bring art into medicine. The healing power of music alone has proven to be an exceptional addition for the patients, their family and friends, and also for our staff." Benny received his Bachelor of Science degree in Communications from Dallas Baptist College where he studied under Dr. Rose-Mary Rumbley. He holds a Secondary Education Teaching Certificate in Speech and Drama from North Texas State University, and a Master of Arts Degree in Professional Development and Management from Dallas Baptist University.
Benny and his wife Noni live in Dallas. They have two adult sons, Benny Jr., a writer/author, and Bucky, a Navy Lieutenant, stationed in Norfolk, Virginia.