Ensenat, Henry C.


Henry C. Ensenat was born and educated in New Orleans. On July 13, 1935 he married Miss Olga E. Rivas. Early in life he showed interest in philosophy and public speaking. During the depression years he worked during the day and attended college and later Law School at night, graduating with honors in law. His penchant for things of the Spirit motivated him to study at the New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary prior to his being ordained a Methodist Minister. He began a dual career practicing as a lawyer and a minister. His quiet humor and ease of expression made him many friends, and he is still remembered by families who attended churches where he served partaking of both their joys and sorrows.
Reverend Ensenat joined the Methodist Church in 1948 and was ordained Deacon in 1949 and also Elder in that same year. Being very active in community affairs, he was a member of Mt. Moriah Lodge #59, Grand Consistory of Louisiana, Mystic Noble Shriners and other organizations of the trade. He pastored many churches through Louisiana.
He leaves to mourn his passing his beloved wife Mrs. Olga Rivas Ensenat, one son, Captain Wilbert A. Ensenat, brother of Mrs. Zeila Neiken, San Francisco, Mrs. Ting Herlinger, Wise, Virginia, Alonza and Dr. Louis Ensenat, New Orleans; Fernando and Francisco Ensenat of Merida, Mexico, also two grandchildren.
His widow, Mrs. Olga Rivas Ensenat and his only son Captain Wilbert A. Ensenat are well provided for as they continue to reside at 8015 Cohn Street, New Orleans, Louisiana 70118.
A dedicated bearer of the “Good News,” a sincere follower of his Master’s Command, we of the Louisiana Conference join the family as we commend his Spirit to God who sustained him in many trials.
May his loving wife and son be comforted to know that we do care also.
Source: Journal Louisiana Conference, 1973; p. 125

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