Eaker, Robert C.


Robert C. Eaker was born November 26, 1907. After a long illness and full life, he was called to God’s presence on September 9, 1992.
Rev. Eaker was ordained in the California Conference as missionary in 1939. Before being ordained, he started his labor in the fields of the Lord in 1932. He served as a missionary in Costa Rica and Cuba until 1960.
He was appointed to the Inner City ministry in 1965. Being fluent in Spanish, he started to serve the Spanish Community in New Orleans. While he was in charge of the Inner City ministry and pastor of Felicity United Methodist Church, he organized the Spanish Ministry in New Orleans. During the following fourteen years, Robert spent his life serving the Spanish Community. Even after his retirement in 1976, he continued pastoring the Spanish Ministry until 1979.
Robert Eaker is remembered for his compassion and untiring desire to provide care and support to the needy. He was an outstanding musician, and with his music he praised God and called many souls to Christ.
Robert is survived by his wife Ila Mae, five daughters and one son. He is not with us but his legacy of love will be remembered and it is an inspiration for many of us who had the privilege to work with him and to meet him. Of him we can say, “Happy are those who from now on die in the service of the Lord!….they will enjoy rest from their hard work, because the results of their service go with them.”
Source: Journal Louisiana Conference, 1993; p. 230 By Rev. Marta Sanfiel

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