Pastor Dawn Lopez is a profound teacher of the Word of God, bringing forth God’s truths and wisdom to the now generation and the generation to come. She is known for her fundamental beliefs and standards of excellence in Christ, along with her love for God, his purpose and His people. She is a faithful wife to her god-‐fearing husband, Pastor Jesus Lopez for thirty years. They both share the basic principles of advancing the kingdom of God by equipping the saints through a variety of life changing ministries for over twenty-‐ five years. While ministry to Gods people is the primary vocation of this dynamic duo, their first ministry has always been to their family and raising their two amazing children, Jesus Lopez Jr., 28 and Mia Lopez, 26.
A native of Paterson, New Jersey Pastor Dawn joined the United States Armed Forces shortly after high school. There she served as a Chapel Manager in the US Air Force for 8 years. The Lord called her out of man’s army into God’s army. She began her public ministry along side her husband at Genesis House, a drug rehabilitation program for men. Introducing them to a life of Christ, many were delivered, restored to their families and some even entered into a life of full time ministry.
As if the Lopez’s plate weren’t full enough, they were simultaneously pastoring Redemption Ministries, where most of the congregants were also residents of Genesis House. In the year 2000 God began speaking to this couple about a “new season”. Redemption Ministries was about to take a different turn. Heeding to God’s voice, the Lopez’s purchased a building in Queens, New York and God gave the ministry a new name; Agape Christian Center where lives are not only changed but restored. You will feel the love when you visit this house. Today God’s hand has expanded the work with a morning Spanish Service with two blessed additions to the team.
Throughout her years of service, God not only used Pastor Dawn to shepherd God’s people, but has called her to be a powerful instrument in personal counseling, women’s retreats, and conferences. She has been a mentor to many and has been a strong tower in time of need. Pastor Dawn continues to build on the vision of Agape Christian Center and its congregants by providing a source of strength, encouragement, and Godly wisdom. Pastor Dawn as she is fondly called by her members, is truly a woman of character portraying modesty and virtue in today’s church.