Biography: About Faye
Faye Lopez, a native of Missouri, began playing piano at age 4. She received piano instruction through age 16 from her mother, Flora Springer. During elementary and high school, she accompanied for school and church functions, and as an older teen, she was involved in various musical ministries, accompanying traveling groups, Christian television and radio programs, and arranging choral music.
Faye studied at Bartlesville Wesleyan College, Mid-America Nazarene College, and the Conservatory of Music at The University of Missouri at Kansas City. She received her bachelor’s degree in sacred music and master’s degree in piano performance from Bob Jones University. While at Bob Jones she was an arranger and accompanist for the “Show My People” Television Choir. She studied composition with Dr. Dwight Gustafson, orchestration with Joan Pinkston, and piano with Laurence Morton.
After marrying Steve Lopez in 1979, the couple served on the music staff of The Wilds Christian Camp for twelve years. In the mid-eighties, the Lopezes and Lynches started a music-publishing arm of The Wilds, which is still flourishing today. From 1991-2002, Faye assisted her husband in church music ministry in Indiana and North Carolina. She currently teaches piano, hymnplaying, and sightsinging at Bob Jones University. Steve is employed in the Greenville County Civil Court system.
She has over 350 published compositions and arrangements with The Wilds, Soundforth, Beckenhorst, Shawnee Press, Alfred, Majesty Music, David E. Smith Publications, and several other music publishers. She has contributed to numerous cantatas, recordings, and choral collections, and has arranged twelve sacred piano solo/duo collections. She has recorded four piano solo albums.
Steve and Faye have two married children, Jen (and Mark) Whitcomb and Mark (and Catherine) Lopez.