Will Lopes, Pastor of Worship

Pastor Will was born and raised in Brazil. He is a graduate of University of Northern Iowa with a Master’s degree in Conducting and Voice, Brazil’s Northern Baptist Theological Seminary with a Bachelor’s degree in Sacred Music and a Performance Diploma in Piano and Music Theory from the Music Conservatory of the FS State University. He is an active singer, vocal coach, conductor, music producer, arranger and accompanist.

Pastor Will has worked as adjunct faculty at University of Northwestern (St. Paul, MN), Iowa Central Community College (Ft. Dodge, IA), and remains active conducting seminars, workshops and vocal coaching sections throughout the USA and Brazil.

Pastor Will is a published composer and his works can be found under the stamp of world renowned publishing companies such as Hall Leonard, Hinshaw Publishing and Graphite Publishing. His passion for music ministry has led him to spend the last 20 years investing in the kingdom by leading and equipping others to pursue music excellence and to become the bridge that leads the world to Christ.

He is married to Nelly and has two of the most adorable girls (he’d say): Camila and Natalia. Their family joined Connect Church in January 2015 and are excited to be in South Florida to be a part of what God is doing.