Jacinto Acuna was born February 24, 1952 in San Antonio, Texas to Guadalupe Acuna and Altagracia Garcia. Jacinto entered into the joy of our Lord on March 11, 2021 in Seguin, Texas. He was preceded in death by his parents, and his brother Robert.
He is survived by his wife, Rebecca Garcia Acuna, daughter and son in law, Priscilla and Peter Jones, son and daughter in law, Robert Jay and Sylvia Acuna, grandchildren; Jasmine and husband Brad Nance, Bryan Sassenhagen, Olivia Acuna, Joslyn Acuna, and Judah Jay Acuna. He is further survived by five sisters, two brothers, and many nieces, nephews, and extended family and friends.
On September 16, 1969 at the age of 17, Jacinto Acuna, aka Pastor Jay accepted Jesus Christ as his personal savior, under a small tent revival in San Antonio, Texas. That day he was instantly delivered from drugs and alcohol, healed from liver illness, and called into the ministry of saving souls. He began a life of full service unto God. As a young man, he traveled with his Family to Michigan to work. He became a member of a little church where Pablo and Lydia Garcia were his first pastors. He fell in love with the Pastor’s daughter, Rebecca. She later became his wife. They married on November 6, 1971. They became pastors of a little church in Fort Worth, Texas where they had their first born, Priscilla. They moved to the LA area soon after and in 1974, their son Robert Jay was born. They became a family of God, singing and preaching the word in churches across America. Jay Acuna pastored many churches in his ministry life. He traveled evangelizing God’s word, and many were touched and healed because of his ministry. He impacted countless lives and made a lasting imprint in our hearts. In the year 2000, he established his current church, Straight Street Church. This church started in the home of his sister, Alice Villareal, in Kyle, TX. Straight Street Church extended to the Austin area for several years. In 2011, Pastor heard from the Lord about establishing another location in Seguin, where all his sisters, brother and their families live. Pastor Jay has always cared deeply for his family and all families. He traveled between one church in two locations for four years. In 2015, the church purchased land in Seguin at 2517 N. Austin St. This is our current location. He always said, a church that’s alive is worth the drive!. Wife Rebecca, Son Robert Jay, and daughter Priscilla were at bedside on Pastor Jay’s last days. Pastor Jay, commissioned them to continue the church and take care of his angel, his wife “Becca."
Visitation will be held on Thursday, March 18, 2021 at Goetz Funeral Home from 3:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. with a Funeral Service beginning at 4:00 p.m. A final viewing will take place on Friday, March, 19, 2021 at 10:00 a.m. with the funeral procession departing the funeral home at 11:00 a.m. Graveside Service will be held at San Geronimo Cemetery.
Services are under the direction of Goetz Funeral Home located at 713 N. Austin Street, Seguin, Texas 78155. 830-379-2313
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