Ana Paula (Valadão) Bessa is a worship leader and the founder of CTMDT, a Worship and Missions school in Brazil.
Before moving to the United States, Ana Paula Bessa served at her home church, Lagoinha Baptist Church in Belo Horizonte, Brazil, which impacted the nation under her father’s leadership. Ana and her husband Gustavo were ordained as pastors in 2000 and served in many areas but their main passion is worship and missions. Ana is the founder of CTMDT, a Worship and Missions school in Brazil where 300 students attend for 2 years and serve in the mission field for another 10 months. Ana also founded The Arts Factory, a school for kids and people of all ages on every art expression for the advancing of the Kingdom. Ana produces DVDs singing Bible stories for children. She also has a powerful women’s ministry with tens of thousands of women being reached through her conferences every year. Ana is a preacher, author and songwriter and her ministry reaches around the world. She is fluent in Portuguese, Spanish and English and has recorded also in Turkish, Polish, and Albanian. Ana Paula’s latest release is the DVD and CD Tetelestai, (It is Finished) recorded live in Israel. In 2015 Ana Paula and family moved to Dallas, Texas where she serves as an Associate Worship Pastor and Artist in Residence at Gateway Church.