Robert C. Hernandez, 58 was born to Ramon and Alice Hernandez and had four siblings; Vicki Layton, Ramon Hernandez, Richard Hernandez and Andrea Mayorga. He graduated from Miami High School and received his high school diploma. He was married to Maria Hernandez on July 10, 1983. Together they had three children; Elizabeth Tedesco, Abigail Eckhart and Leah Hernandez. Robert was a Pastor at the Aurora Christian Center and was also an IT Network Engineer. He was a member of the Christian Fellowship Ministries of Arizona. He had a passion for reading, computers, preaching the gospel. He is survived by his wife Maria, his three daughters; Elizabeth (Dominic) Tedesco, Abigail (Greg) Eckhart and Leah (Kyle Stewart) Hernandez, his siblings; Vicki (Ed) Layton, Ray Hernandez, Richard (Kimberly) Hernandez, Andrea (Efrem) Mayorga and his grandchildren; Lydia, Priscilla and Titus Tedesco, Madeline, Enoch and Nathanael Eckhart.
Bob Hernandez gave his life to Jesus in May of 1983. This decision would change the course of his entire life. Bob grew up in a small mining town in Arizona, working as a manager at a grocery store after high school and partying with his friends. He met the girl who would be his wife at the home of mutual friends. Their lives would take a drastic change after giving their lives to Jesus. Bob’s aspirations quickly changed from grocery store manager to a preacher of the gospel. With a passion for Christ and a desire to preach, he went from Globe, Ariz. to Hillsborough, Oregon and then later spent 20 years pastoring the Potters House Christian Church in Santa Rosa, Calif. In his lifetime Bob preached in the nations of Russia, Australia and traveled to the nations of Israel and Turkey. In July of 2014 Bob answered the call to the nation of China where he and his wife Coco spent four and a half years as missionaries. While in Asia, Bob ministered in the nation of Taiwan and traveled to Hong Kong, Macau and Japan. Within China, he traveled from cities in southern China to the capital in Beijing. Bob studied mandarin diligently and was able to read some Chinese as well as hold a conversation in Chinese. After returning from the foreign field, he assumed the pastorate of the Aurora Christian Center in Colorado. His life was one of a steady faithfulness to Christ and to his family. He will be greatly missed by his family and friends from all over the world.