OBITUARY

David G. Aguilar

March 17, 1958June 27, 2018
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David Guzman Aguilar was born to Florencio and Elvira Aguilar on March 17, 1958, in Woodburn, Oregon. He was the fifth of six children. He was lovingly known by friends and family as 'Dave' or 'Davy'. The Aguilar family lived in the Central Valley and Pastor Florencio Aguilar served as pastor of the church in Earlimart, California, the same church Bishop David Aguilar would later shepherd.

He was baptized in the name of Jesus Christ on March 21, 1971, after receiving the gift of the Holy Spirit on December 2nd, 1970. He graduated from Delano High School in 1976, but what had more meaning to him was being initiated into the ministry on July 6, 1976. He was ordained as a minister of the Gospel of Christ two years later on July 8, 1978.

Bishop David Aguilar graduated from L.A. Tech Trade School with an A.S. degree in Graphic Arts in 1978. He took pride in his skill of the trade of printing. He worked at Delano Record and later on at Valley Printers as a printer.

On February 21, 1981, David married the love of his life - Elizabeth Anne Diaz, daughter of Gilbert and Armida Diaz and together they had four beautiful children: Idelia, Maricela, Aimee and Florencio David.

In 1990, the Lord called them into full time ministry and they were the Administrators of Earlimart Apostolic Academy. He impacted many young lives during these years. So many young students received the Gift of the Holy Spirit and were baptized in the mighty name of Jesus because of his weekly chapel sermons. He was always creative in delivering vivid and interactive messages of God’s great love.

He was installed as the pastor of Apostolic Community Life Center in Earlimart, CA on January 3, 1999 - the same church where he served 16 years as assistant pastor to his father, Pastor Florencio Aguilar and also his brother Pastor Obed Aguilar. Throughout his years as pastor, David loved to be involved in the community and many times lead prayer at the Annual Day of Grace lunch. Neighbors and anyone from the community that knew him referred to him as “Pastor”.

David loved to learn about the Lord and His Word and was able to earn a B.A. degree in theology. One of his gifts was to teach. He enjoyed teaching and gave of his time to serve as an instructor to many other students. He was known for frequently giving away books, CD’s, sermon notes and any material that might help someone grow. Aside from devoting time as director of the District Bible College (CBAI) he also served as elder of Sector 2, secretary of the South Central District of California and the Lord saw it fit to allow him to be appointed as the Bishop Supervisor of this same District (2015-2018).

He loved sports and being active and was very competitive in nature. It was no surprise to see him playing basketball, volleyball or wiffleball with the students of the Academy during the years they were in operation and recreationally with family.

Bishop David Aguilar loved music and singing praises to the Lord. There were many songs, hymns and Apostolic hymns that he held dearly to his heart. He even wrote a few songs of his own. Congregations always thought it was a treat to catch him and Sis. Liz sing “Feeling Mighty Fine”.

Above all the things Bishop David Aguilar enjoyed and loved, the most important to him was his family. He would travel to visit his uncles aunts and cousins making them all feel special. His greatest joy, however, was having the opportunity to baptize each one of his children in the mighty name of Jesus Christ.

On June 27, 2018, the Lord saw fit to call David home. He fought to the very end. Sharing his testimony and sharing Jesus with everyone he met. He finished his race. And although there were many friends and family members praying for him, the Lord did not ignore those prayers - He said: Either way, Dave wins!

He is preceded in death by Florencio Aguilar (father), Andrew Aguilar (nephew), Gilbert and Armida Diaz (Father-in-law & Mother-in-law), Benjamin Diaz (Brother-in-law) and Raymond Flores (Brother-in-law). David is survived by his wife of 37 years: Elizabeth Aguilar, his children: Mbaya and Idelia Cotton, Juan and Maricela Vasquez, Aimee Aguilar and Florencio David, his granddaughters: Tatyana and Zendaya Cotton, his mother: Elvira Aguilar, his siblings: Becky, Joe, Florencio, Obed and Gil. Many uncles, aunts and cousins, numerous nephews and nieces, friends and so many that he called his brothers, sisters, sons and daughters will also miss Bishop David Aguilar greatly.

“I have fought the good fight, I have finished my course, I have kept the faith:” II Timothy 4:7

David Guzman Aguilar was born to Florencio and Elvira Aguilar on March 17, 1958, in Woodburn, Oregon. He was the fifth of six children. He was lovingly known by friends and family as 'Dave' or 'Davy'. The Aguilar family lived in the Central Valley and Pastor Florencio Aguilar served as pastor of the church in Earlimart, California, the same church Bishop David Aguilar would later shepherd.

He was baptized in the name of Jesus Christ on March 21, 1971, after receiving the gift of the Holy Spirit on December 2nd, 1970. He graduated from Delano High School in 1976, but what had more meaning to him was being initiated into the ministry on July 6, 1976. He was ordained as a minister of the Gospel of Christ two years later on July 8, 1978.

Bishop David Aguilar graduated from L.A. Tech Trade School with an A.S. degree in Graphic Arts in 1978. He took pride in his skill of the trade of printing. He worked at Delano Record and later on at Valley Printers as a printer.

On February 21, 1981, David married the love of his life - Elizabeth Anne Diaz, daughter of Gilbert and Armida Diaz and together they had four beautiful children: Idelia, Maricela, Aimee and Florencio David.

In 1990, the Lord called them into full time ministry and they were the Administrators of Earlimart Apostolic Academy. He impacted many young lives during these years. So many young students received the Gift of the Holy Spirit and were baptized in the mighty name of Jesus because of his weekly chapel sermons. He was always creative in delivering vivid and interactive messages of God’s great love.

He was installed as the pastor of Apostolic Community Life Center in Earlimart, CA on January 3, 1999 - the same church where he served 16 years as assistant pastor to his father, Pastor Florencio Aguilar and also his brother Pastor Obed Aguilar. Throughout his years as pastor, David loved to be involved in the community and many times lead prayer at the Annual Day of Grace lunch. Neighbors and anyone from the community that knew him referred to him as “Pastor”.

David loved to learn about the Lord and His Word and was able to earn a B.A. degree in theology. One of his gifts was to teach. He enjoyed teaching and gave of his time to serve as an instructor to many other students. He was known for frequently giving away books, CD’s, sermon notes and any material that might help someone grow. Aside from devoting time as director of the District Bible College (CBAI) he also served as elder of Sector 2, secretary of the South Central District of California and the Lord saw it fit to allow him to be appointed as the Bishop Supervisor of this same District (2015-2018).

He loved sports and being active and was very competitive in nature. It was no surprise to see him playing basketball, volleyball or wiffleball with the students of the Academy during the years they were in operation and recreationally with family.

Bishop David Aguilar loved music and singing praises to the Lord. There were many songs, hymns and Apostolic hymns that he held dearly to his heart. He even wrote a few songs of his own. Congregations always thought it was a treat to catch him and Sis. Liz sing “Feeling Mighty Fine”.

Above all the things Bishop David Aguilar enjoyed and loved, the most important to him was his family. He would travel to visit his uncles aunts and cousins making them all feel special. His greatest joy, however, was having the opportunity to baptize each one of his children in the mighty name of Jesus Christ.

On June 27, 2018, the Lord saw fit to call David home. He fought to the very end. Sharing his testimony and sharing Jesus with everyone he met. He finished his race. And although there were many friends and family members praying for him, the Lord did not ignore those prayers - He said: Either way, Dave wins!

He is preceded in death by Florencio Aguilar (father), Andrew Aguilar (nephew), Gilbert and Armida Diaz (Father-in-law & Mother-in-law), Benjamin Diaz (Brother-in-law) and Raymond Flores (Brother-in-law). David is survived by his wife of 37 years: Elizabeth Aguilar, his children: Mbaya and Idelia Cotton, Juan and Maricela Vasquez, Aimee Aguilar and Florencio David, his granddaughters: Tatyana and Zendaya Cotton, his mother: Elvira Aguilar, his siblings: Becky, Joe, Florencio, Obed and Gil. Many uncles, aunts and cousins, numerous nephews and nieces, friends and so many that he called his brothers, sisters, sons and daughters will also miss Bishop David Aguilar greatly.

“I have fought the good fight, I have finished my course, I have kept the faith:” II Timothy 4:7 David Guzman Aguilar was born to Florencio and Elvira Aguilar on March 17, 1958, in Woodburn, Oregon. He was the fifth of six children. He was lovingly known by friends and family as 'Dave' or 'Davy'. The Aguilar family lived in the Central Valley and Pastor Florencio Aguilar served as pastor of the church in Earlimart, California, the same church Bishop David Aguilar would later shepherd.

He was baptized in the name of Jesus Christ on March 21, 1971, after receiving the gift of the Holy Spirit on December 2nd, 1970. He graduated from Delano High School in 1976, but what had more meaning to him was being initiated into the ministry on July 6, 1976. He was ordained as a minister of the Gospel of Christ two years later on July 8, 1978.

Bishop David Aguilar graduated from L.A. Tech Trade School with an A.S. degree in Graphic Arts in 1978. He took pride in his skill of the trade of printing. He worked at Delano Record and later on at Valley Printers as a printer.

On February 21, 1981, David married the love of his life - Elizabeth Anne Diaz, daughter of Gilbert and Armida Diaz and together they had four beautiful children: Idelia, Maricela, Aimee and Florencio David.

In 1990, the Lord called them into full time ministry and they were the Administrators of Earlimart Apostolic Academy. He impacted many young lives during these years. So many young students received the Gift of the Holy Spirit and were baptized in the mighty name of Jesus because of his weekly chapel sermons. He was always creative in delivering vivid and interactive messages of God’s great love.

He was installed as the pastor of Apostolic Community Life Center in Earlimart, CA on January 3, 1999 - the same church where he served 16 years as assistant pastor to his father, Pastor Florencio Aguilar and also his brother Pastor Obed Aguilar. Throughout his years as pastor, David loved to be involved in the community and many times lead prayer at the Annual Day of Grace lunch. Neighbors and anyone from the community that knew him referred to him as “Pastor”.

David loved to learn about the Lord and His Word and was able to earn a B.A. degree in theology. One of his gifts was to teach. He enjoyed teaching and gave of his time to serve as an instructor to many other students. He was known for frequently giving away books, CD’s, sermon notes and any material that might help someone grow. Aside from devoting time as director of the District Bible College (CBAI) he also served as elder of Sector 2, secretary of the South Central District of California and the Lord saw it fit to allow him to be appointed as the Bishop Supervisor of this same District (2015-2018).

He loved sports and being active and was very competitive in nature. It was no surprise to see him playing basketball, volleyball or wiffleball with the students of the Academy during the years they were in operation and recreationally with family.

Bishop David Aguilar loved music and singing praises to the Lord. There were many songs, hymns and Apostolic hymns that he held dearly to his heart. He even wrote a few songs of his own. Congregations always thought it was a treat to catch him and Sis. Liz sing “Feeling Mighty Fine”.

Above all the things Bishop David Aguilar enjoyed and loved, the most important to him was his family. He would travel to visit his uncles aunts and cousins making them all feel special. His greatest joy, however, was having the opportunity to baptize each one of his children in the mighty name of Jesus Christ.

On June 27, 2018, the Lord saw fit to call David home. He fought to the very end. Sharing his testimony and sharing Jesus with everyone he met. He finished his race. And although there were many friends and family members praying for him, the Lord did not ignore those prayers - He said: Either way, Dave wins!

He is preceded in death by Florencio Aguilar (father), Andrew Aguilar (nephew), Gilbert and Armida Diaz (Father-in-law & Mother-in-law), Benjamin Diaz (Brother-in-law) and Raymond Flores (Brother-in-law). David is survived by his wife of 37 years: Elizabeth Aguilar, his children: Mbaya and Idelia Cotton, Juan and Maricela Vasquez, Aimee Aguilar and Florencio David, his granddaughters: Tatyana and Zendaya Cotton, his mother: Elvira Aguilar, his siblings: Becky, Joe, Florencio, Obed and Gil. Many uncles, aunts and cousins, numerous nephews and nieces, friends and so many that he called his brothers, sisters, sons and daughters will also miss Bishop David Aguilar greatly.

“I have fought the good fight, I have finished my course, I have kept the faith:” II Timothy 4:7

Services entrusted to Delano Mortuary, a Dignity Memorial Provider.

  • PALLBEARERS

  • Obed E. Aguilar
  • Marc Aguilar
  • Jacob Aguilar
  • Jose David Aguilar
  • Che Aguilar
  • Michael Kaleb Hintz
  • Zachary Hintz, Honorary
  • Alex Aguilar, Honorary

Services

  • Visitation Thursday, July 5, 2018
  • Funeral Service Friday, July 6, 2018
  • Committal Service Friday, July 6, 2018
REMEMBERING

David G. Aguilar

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Jessica Jimenez

July 6, 2018

Dearest Pastor David, I don't even know where to start. My heart is so saddened by your passing , as I sit here trying to make sense of my words that are all tied up. All I can think of is how much I've loved you and the family. Even though I have been gone from the church for so long my heart still feels and thinks of you all always. You are such a Blessed Man of God and a Tremendous Insperation in our lives my family and I . I believe I have never had the chance to tell you That I Appreciate You So Much ❤️ Today and Forever. Thank you for loving me and my kids and for being there for us as you and the family always were. God has a Beautiful Angel, One of a Kind.. Sitting next to him at his Throne ..You will be deeply missed may you wear your Heavenly Crown Prodly you sure earned it and surly deserve it .The love that I have for You and Sister Liz and family and Pastor Obed and Sister Dee and all the Aguilar Family is so Tremendous 💗 God Bless You All.💞 Pray for us Pastor David .May God have Mercy on all of us still here. This isn't goodbye it's, Till we meet again. Love you always ..May God give you all the Comfort and Peace and Love that you the Family Deserve. To All The Aguilar Family We Love You So Much Blessing . Sincerely with lots of LOVE💞 . Jessica Jimenez , Abel and Athenna Salazar and kids. Ricky Obed Barraza.

Mim Delagarza

July 6, 2018

Tio David, presided over my grandpa's funeral even though he had another important meeting. Thank you tio, cousin, pastor, friend, I know you and my grandpa are rejoicing together.

Rey Sanchez

July 5, 2018

I came to this country in 1991 from Mexico, one of the first persons I met in my first weeks here in Delano, Ca. Was David. He was working for Valley Printing in Delano. The owner of the print shop is Ruben Lopez. Ruben was the Cross Country coach for Delano High School at the time. My oldest brother Cesar was working for Mr. Lopez as David was, I went there one day to help with a job. I met David and he told me that he like to take pictures for the Cross Country runners and asked me if I was going to join the team, I said “maybe”. Well I want to say that I have a lot of pictures of my running memories thanks to DAVID !! He was all over the Cross Country courses taking shots of all of us running. Gracias David , you were a nice person! I have more memories but it will take me all day . RIP David !

Sam Orozco

July 3, 2018

Bishop David Aguilar (or as he humbly liked to be address by "Pastor Dave") will be greatly missed in our earth as he was used by God to ministered to many touching their hearts leading them to the Almighty! Thank you Pastor Dave for being a friend and leader!! May God comfort his family, church congregation, and district churches he supervised. He demonstrated signs of a great christian and pastor: Honest, Forgiving, Compassionate, Helpful, Hard Working, Giving, Kind, Dependable, Obedient, Faithful. Pastor Dave rest in the arms of the Almighty God. Amen, as this is the beginning of a beautiful journey ahead with God!!!

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