— The Lopez family —
Peter, Denise, Petey, Josie
Peter Lopez, senior pastor of Maranatha Baptist Church, Peoria, Arizona, was born in McAllen, Texas. He received his early schooling in public schools in Edinburg, Texas.
1988 was a turning point in Peter's life. It was then, at the age of eight years old, that he trusted Christ as his personal Savior. Christian parents and a faithful pastor were the major influences helping him understand his need to receive Christ as Savior. Upon graduating from high school, Peter attended and played basketball for a public university in north Texas. It was here that God began doing a great work within his heart.
Sensing God's call to ministry, Peter ended up at Indiana Baptist College and graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Bible in 2003. He received a Master of Ministry degree from Pensacola Theological Seminary in Pensacola, Florida, in 2015.
Peter married the former Denise Maddox of Bedford, Indiana in 2001; they have two children, Petey IV and Josie.
The Lopez family was called to Pastor Maranatha Baptist Church in 2015. The entire family loves the church and desires a close-knit family atmosphere with a passion for following Jesus Christ.
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