Jesus said to her, “I am the resurrection and the life. He who believes in Me, though he may die, he shall live. John 11:25 (NKJV)

Rev. Daniel P. Gonzalez 

Pastor Emeritus Daniel P. Gonzalez, 80, went home to be with the Lord on May 3, 2019.  His devotion to God, family, and his calling for more than 60 years gave him strength, love, and purpose in his earthly journey. He was the founding pastor of Templo Magdiel in San Antonio, TX for 32 years and the current Presbyter of the San Antonio District of the Unified Pentecostal Local Churches, International, Inc. (UPLCII).

Born in San Rafael de las Tortillas, Tamaulipas, Mexico on May 8, 1938 and a graduate of Instituto Magdiel in Matamoros, Mexico, which prepared him for a lifetime of ministry in the local church. Pastor Daniel married his sweetheart, Norma, on October 26, 1957 in San Antonio and helped raise their four boys with exemplary service to the body of Christ.

He is survived by his wife, Norma, sons Caleb (Debbie), Ruben (Karen), and Derly (Jo Ann), Mary (wife of Daniel, Jr.); grandchildren Abigail (Ronnie), Daniel III (Jennifer), Nathanael, Zachery (Amber), Breanna, David, Adriel, Diego, Thalia, and Vestal; eight great-grandchildren; and his sister Bertha. He is preceded in death by his son, Daniel Jr.; his parents Zaragoza y Maria de los Angeles; and five brothers, José, Candelario, Ramiro, Oscar, Roberto; and three sisters, Hortencia, Angelica and Rosalina.

Services will be at Templo Magdiel, 8023 Somerset Rd., San Antonio as follows: viewing on Monday, May 6 at 6 pm, service at 7 pm, funeral on Tuesday at 11 am, interment at Mission Burial Park South.

Let not your heart be troubled; you believe in God, believe also in Me. In My Father’s house are many mansions; if it were not so, I would have told you. I go to prepare a place for you.  John 14:1-2 (NKJV)