In the Memorial of Luis C. Gonzalez, his family and loved ones hope to raise money for his beloved Ministry, The True Light Pentecostal Church, which he dedicated his life to grow. All funds will help support his congregation and the charity efforts that the church undertakes for its members and the surrounding community in North Philadelphia.
Please see below for his story:
Rev. Luis C. Gonzalez of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, died Monday, January 17, 2022, at Nazareth Hospital. He was 95 years old. Luis was born October 17, 1926, in Aibonito, Puerto Rico, son of the late Angel Gonzalez and the late Maria Gonzalez (nee - Sanchez). He is the beloved husband of the late Josefa Gonzalez; father of Ruth Ringwood, Eliezer Gonzalez and his wife Elizabeth, Samuel Gonzalez and his late wife Cheryl, Milca Lilian and her husband Michael, Lois Gennaoui and her husband George, Rachel Greenstein and her husband Robert, Rebecca Ruskiewicz and her husband Joseph, Damaris Maldonado and her husband Edward, Dorcas Varela and her husband Rolando, Carmelo Luis Gonzalez, and David Gonzalez; grandfather of 23; great-grandfather of 21.
Luis moved from his home in Puerto Rico to the mainland when he was 18. He started working and took on restaurant and later factory jobs. Luis connected with a family friend, Josefa Santiago when her family visited the mainland United States in 1950. Josie would eventually move to Philadelphia where the couple were married. While working he was also attending school and completed his Bachelor’s Degree in Theology. He founded the True Light Pentecostal Church in North Philadelphia where he was a pastor until his death. Luis also started churches and missions in Florida, Puerto Rico, Haiti, Dominican Republic, and Mexico. He was very forgiving and was generous with his time and his money for the betterment of others. Luis’ whole life was dedicated to ministry and his family.
Relatives and friends are invited to his viewing on Saturday, January 22, 2022 from 9:00 A.M. and funeral service at 10:00 A.M. at Calvary Chapel, 13500 Philmont Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19116. Park and enter the at the CPAC entrance at the rear of the building near the playground. His graveside service will follow at Lawnview Cemetery, 500 Huntingdon Pike, Rockledge, PA 19046.
Religious services will be conducted by Rev. Luis Maldonado from True Light Pentecostal Church, 2530 North 4th Street, Philadelphia, PA 19133.