Ana Paula Machado Valadão Bessa (born May 16, 1976) is a Brazilian Christian worship leader and singer-songwriter. She is the leader of the ministry of praise Diante do Trono, which has sold more than 15 million albums.An award-winning worship leader, Ana Paula Valadão, is the founder of the music ministry Diante do Trono. She has recorded multiple worship CDs in Portuguese and English, serves as a worship pastor at Lagoinha Church in Brazil and has led millions in worship throughout the world. Ana Paula has sold over 15 million worship albums globally and has led worship gatherings of as many as two million people in attendance. She believes that worship is a major instrument for the restoration of a nation.