Carlos Hernandez

May 25, 1927March 8, 2018

Carlos Y. Hernandez

Rev. Carlos Hernandez, who served as the pastor of Iglesia Bautista Northgate in Sacramento, California for more than 50 years, went to be present with his Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, on March 8, 2018. He was 90 years old. He retired from active ministry in 2014 and was named Pastor Emeritus at the same church where he continued to support the Lord’s work. As he so often stated, “A pastor never truly retires.”

Carlos was a resident of Citrus Heights for 58 years. He is survived by his wife, Azeneth, his daughter, Miriam Hernandez-Garcia (Long Beach, Ca), and his son, Carlos Hernandez III; his grandchildren, Jonathan V. Hernandez, Lara A. Garcia (Long Beach, Ca), and Jacqueline N. Hernandez; siblings, Ruben Hernandez (Houston, Texas), Oscar Hernandez (Houston, Texas), Jonathan Hernandez (Grand Prairie, Texas), and Samuel Hernandez (San Antonio, Texas); and many nephews and nieces in California and in Texas.

Carlos was born in Musquiz Coahuila, Mexico on May 25, 1927 to Carlos and Amalia Hernandez Rios. When he was a young boy, he and his family moved to San Antonio, Texas. His father was also a minister and he often recounted memories of helping his father in his ministry. In his youth, Carlos came to know the Lord Jesus Christ as his personal Savior. From that time forward, Carlos dedicated his life to doing God’s work.

In 1960, he and his wife, Azeneth, moved their family to California. They became members of Northgate Southern Baptist Church and over the years, he served as Deacon, Sunday School Teacher and Director, Music Director, Treasurer, Interim Pastor, and finally as Pastor in March 1981. He served on the Executive Board of the California Southern Baptist Convention for six years and on the Board of Directors for California Baptist University for two years (1974-1976). He also served as a Chaplain for Cal Expo and for the penal systems in Sacramento for many years. Before Carlos became a full-time pastor, he was a Civil Engineer. He worked for a local engineering firm and then later, he and a partner founded their own engineering company, Cal Geometrics. This was one of several accomplishments that he enjoyed.

Carlos and Azeneth were married for 62 years, whom he loved dearly. She was his best friend and together, they raised their children in the admonition of the Lord. Throughout his life, Carlos was a true example of God’s love, faithfulness, and perseverance. His greatest joys were his family, watching his children and grandchildren grow up and become successful, his football team, the Dallas Cowboys, and loving and serving his Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.

“I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.” Phillippians 4:13 Services:

The Viewing will be held at Iglesia Bautista Northgate on Tuesday, March 20, 2018 from 4pm – 8 pm 2736 Northgate Blvd, Sacramento, 95833 Brief service will be from 6pm – 6:45 pm

Funeral Service will be held at Mount Vernon Memorial Park on Wednesday, March 21, 2018 at 11 am 8201 Greenback Lane, Fair Oaks, 95628 Lunch reception will be hosted immediately following the graveside service

In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to Iglesia Bautista Northgate


  • Visitation Tuesday, March 20, 2018
  • Funeral Service Wednesday, March 21, 2018
  • Reception Wednesday, March 21, 2018

Carlos Hernandez

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Dabby Romero

March 17, 2018

Hermano Hernandez,

It was truly a blessing to be raised within your congregation. You are an example of living life in what is most loved and true devotion to God. Your wife and you, such a blessing to so many people that you have touched. Thank you for the teachings and your words that remain in my heart as well as your love for my family and me.

Mike Mojica

March 16, 2018

Uncle Carlos was a very special man. Truly a Man of God who walked the walk, spoke from his heart, shared the gospel and everyone that came in contact with him was blessed to have known him. Even though Carlos and Cheney moved to California many years ago it was always a delight when I would see him and his family on his Texas trips. It was also a pleasure to spend time in his home and catching up when I would travel to California. I know he will be missed by all that knew him...but I know he's in a better place today. The gates of heaven lovingly opened their gates for my Uncle Carlos who was a true believer and because of this he is finally meeting our Lord Jesus along with all his wonderful family and friends that preceded him.

Cathi Mojica

March 16, 2018

Marion - I did not know your father very well but I do remember the deep love that your parents had for one another. I could see it on their faces and also the way they always looked after each other. In the past few days - I've been remembering the family get together that Mike and I had at our house. I can see his face - always with a smile. I do remember how much he enjoyed the Texas barbecue. My prayers are with you and your family. Take care and be strong.

Ruben V. Hernandez

March 15, 2018

May everyone go where my brother Carlos and other siblings and my parents are now, and waiting for me. Praise JESUS! (John 3:36)

- Rubén