Rev. Andrés Fuentes, a true Man of Faith and a dedicated servant, went to meet his Creator on Sunday on October 29, 2023, at the age of 89 in Philadelphia, Pa.
Born on September 27, 1934 in Guaynabo, Puerto Rico.
He devoted over 50 years of his life to the ministry and pastored in Philadelphia, leaving an indelible impact on the community he served. Rev. Fuentes, journey in spreading love, hope, and faith began many decades ago. His unwavering commitment to his congregation and the wider community was evident in every aspect of his life. As a compassionate shepherd and devoted spiritual leader, he sought to guide and uplift those who sought solace in their darkest moments.
Throughout his tenure as a pastor in Philadelphia, Rev. Fuentes demonstrated exceptional dedication to fostering unity and understanding among diverse groups. His passion for inclusivity made him a pillar of strength for the community. He tirelessly worked towards breaking down barriers and promoting harmony among individuals of all backgrounds.
An inspiring preacher with a gift for imparting wisdom through his sermons, Rev. Fuentes touched countless lives with his words of encouragement and enlightenment. His charisma and warm presence drew people from all walks of life to seek solace and guidance within the walls of La Iglesia el Buen Samaritano.
In addition to his pastoral duties, Rev. Fuentes actively engaged with various community organizations aimed at improving the well-being of those in need. Whether it was providing shelter for the homeless or working towards educational opportunities for underprivileged children, he consistently exemplified compassion through action.
Those who had the pleasure of knowing Rev. Fuentes remember him as a beacon of light during times of darkness—a source of comfort and reassurance when hope seemed uncertain. His gentle demeanor combined with deep theological knowledge created environment where anyone could find solace.
The Reverend's impact extended far beyond the walls of his church. His profound teachings resonated with people beyond his congregation, reaching individuals near and far. Rev. Fuentes unwavering commitment to justice and love for humanity elevated him from a religious leader to a humble servant of God.
To honor the life and legacy of Rev. Andrés Fuentes, a Visitation will take place on November 8, 2023, at Primera Iglesia Cristiana Misionera in Philadelphia. The visitation will begin at 9:30 AM and conclude at 12:00 PM, providing an opportunity for friends, family, and community members to pay their respects.
Following the Visitation, a Celebration of Life ceremony will be held at the same location from 12:00 PM to 1:15 PM. During this time, attendees will have the chance to share memories and stories that highlight the impact Rev. Fuentes had on their lives.
The final service, a Burial ceremony, will commence at 1:45 PM on November 8th, 2023 at Greenmount Cemetery in Philadelphia. It is here that we bid our beloved Reverend farewell as he rests in eternal peace.
Rev. Andrés Fuentes embodied the essence of faith and compassion throughout his journey as a pastor and community leader in Philadelphia. His enduring legacy continues to inspire countless individuals to faithfully serve others in light of their religious beliefs. As we celebrate his life and mourn his passing, let us carry forward his teachings and continue spreading love and kindness within our own spheres of influence.
Rev. Fuentes will be deeply missed but always remembered with love, admiration, and gratitude by those whose lives he touched during his remarkable journey of faith. May he find eternal rest in the embrace of God's grace.