An Assemblies of God pastor died a week after testing positive for COVID-19.
Pastor Angel Escamilla of Calvary Church of Naperville in Naperville, Illinois, was hospitalized for pneumonia, the church announced Monday.
"It saddens my heart to tell you that Pastor Angel Escamilla has passed away from this life," says Lead Pastor Marty Sloan on the church's Facebook page. "I know that we prayed for his earthly healing in hopes that he would remain with us. Our prayers were not in vain, as they turned our hearts toward the hope we place in heaven.
"I personally found Pastor Angel to be a man of strong faith in the Lord, a man in the Word, and a man of GREAT prayer! If anyone ever spoke into the heavens in prayer, it was Pastor Angel. He will be forever missed on our team and in the church family."
The church says Escamilla tested positive on Tuesday, March 24. The church told their followers that he was "seriously ill, and we are asking God to do a miracle in his body."
Escamilla was a pastor for Calvary Español, the Spanish division of the church. According to the church's website, he was in ministry for over 40 years. He and his wife of over 40 years had two sons and 10 grandchildren.
"I am passionate about living life without regret or fear, fulfilling God's desire for my life and seeing all of my grandchildren in ministry," he said.
Please pray for the Escamilla family and Calvary Church of Naperville as they grieve the loss of Pastor Angel Escamilla.
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