Jim was appointed to serve as the Executive Vice-President of American Indian College in 2013, having served at AIC in a variety of roles previously from 1982-2004 including time as a faculty member, Dean of Students, Vice-President, and also President from 1997-2004.

From 2004-2013 Lopez served as the Director of Intercultural Ministries for the Arizona District of the Assemblies of God where he served as a resource consultant and coach to ethnic pastors and church planters throughout the state of Arizona. Prior to his service at American Indian College, Rev. Lopez and his wife Belinda served as the pastors of Whiteriver Assembly of God on the Fort Apache Reservation in northern Arizona.

Rev. Lopez received his diploma from American Indian College (then American Indian Bible Institute), and holds a Bachelor’s degree from Southwestern Assemblies of God University in Waxahachie, Texas. He also has a Master’s degree in Theology from Fuller Theological Seminary in Pasadena, California. He is a much sought after speaker in churches, conferences, camp meetings, and other church venues and has ministered throughout the United States and Canada. Rev. Lopez and his wife Belinda have three children and five grandchildren with another grandchild on the way!