Meet our Missionaries: Joel & Talita Lopes

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March 1, 2022
Brief introduction to new EMF missionaries, Joel & Talita Lopes, who are based in Faro, in the Algarve region of Portugal.

The Igreja Acção Bíblica church is the church in which Joel was converted as a child and where his father was an elder. Joel has been the pastor since 2013, and has been seeking to establish a sound, reformed teaching ministry there, from which the congregation may reach out to its neighbourhood.

His role as vice-director of the Martin Bucer Seminary (a new venture in Portugal) is to help oversee the training of well-grounded church leaders in his native country, and his involvement in various reformed networks testifies to his desire to see solid biblical teaching become widespread in Portugal. Joel is finishing a Ph.D. in Historical Theology with the Puritan Reformed Theological Seminary.

Talita and Joel have four children: Rafael (born 2015) Gabriel (born 2017), Daniel (born 2020) and Maria Clara (born 2021).

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