Joel Raney is an outstanding composer and arranger of sacred music whose works grace churches every Sunday all across the country. His background in classical, jazz, gospel and popular music helps him to create pieces that exhibit that undefinable quality of freshness and originality that sets him apart. As one of the most trusted arrangers working in the genre today, his innovative style puts his numerous choral anthems, musicals and cantatas, handbell compositions, and piano solos at the top of sales charts year after year.
Joel is a sought-after choral and keyboard clinician, and stays busy performing throughout North America as a pianist. He currently works as an editor at Hope Publishing and serves as Minister of Music at the First Baptist Church of Oak Park, IL.