Abel Lopez is the president and founder of Clay Student Leadership. He served as Youth Pastor for 18 years at Mundo de Fe church in Dallas, Texas. He received a Masters degree in Leadership from Indiana Wesleyan University. He is also a graduate from Rehma Bible and attended Dallas Christian College from 2002-2005. He is the author of the 12 Fundamental Keys to developing an Effective Youth Ministry among other leadership books. He is the author of the CLAY Student Leadership program, a dynamic six-year leadership curriculum focused on reaching students and their parents in the public schools. He also worked in corporate America where he was instrumental in working with over 450 employees and millions of dollars of inventories. His experience with the corporate world mixed with his ministry knowledge has allowed him to impact this generation. Abel has a passion for the teens of this nation and Latin America, and is a sought after speaker both in English and Spanish leadership training events. Abel resides in Dallas with his wife Mary, their kids and grandkids.