Abel Lopez has a passion for the teens of this nation and Latin America. He is the president and founder of Clay Student Leadership which focuses on reaching students and their parents in public schools. He received a Masters degree in Leadership from Indiana Wesleyan University, is a graduate from Rehma Bible and attended Dallas Christian College. He served as Youth Pastor for 18 years at Mundo de Fe church in Dallas, Texas.

Abel is the author of The 12 Fundamental Keys to developing an Effective Youth Ministry, The Leadership Bible, and coauthor of Somos padres… ¿y ahora quién podrá ayudarnos? along with Liderazgo vulnerable o intocable. He is a sought after speaker both in English and Spanish leadership training events.

Abel has 3 Grandchildren. They call him Papa.