Ashleigh and I joined forces back in 2010 and our marriage has been a beautiful adventure, full of laughter and love, and a testament to God’s faithfulness. She is my queen and I’m incredibly thankful for her. We have five amazing daughters. Isabelle is the oldest of the pack, then Alexis, Olivia, Eliana, and Selah. I’m basically Zelophehad from the tribe of Manasseh. We also have a Husky named Arya, who I’m allergic to, but gladly bear the itchy pain because we love her so much. We are diehard fans of Disney and combat sports, which if combined into one thing, is essentially the general atmosphere of our home.
I didn’t grow up in a home that served and loved Jesus, but by his sovereign will and the good graces of my parents, I got a guitar for Christmas in 7th grade, learned a few licks, and joined a band right before high school. As an FYI – I asked for a pellet gun and was disappointed with the guitar, but things worked out in the end. Turns out my best buddy at the time, and drummer for our band, was a Christian and invited me to his church. I told him I would only go if nobody expected me to keep coming back. The irony is not lost on me, even to this day. Eventually, I ended up at a YoungLife summer camp (that I didn’t want to go to) where the same guy that was throwing water balloons full of dog food at my head the day before was also preaching the Gospel (it’s a camp thing). When that man spoke, it was like the lights came on in my soul and my life has never been the same since. I was a youth pastor for several years in Maryvale, AZ, then went into behavioral health for some time, before ending up in a corporate gig, but I’ve served in virtually every capacity a person can serve in at a local church, from preaching to cleaning toilets.
Currently, I serve on the hospitality team, lead an RC in my home, and co-lead the Redemption Community ministry. I also love to preach when given the opportunity and share poetry/spoken words.
Restaurant: Bubba Gump Shrimp Co. – this is a Hernandez go-to when we go on our Disney trips
Show: Hard to pick just one: Game of Thrones, Sopranos, The Ultimate Fighter, The Office, and The Chosen (tied it up nicely with the Jesus juke)
Go to coffee/caffeine drink: Rockstar Pure Zero Fruit Punch, Black & White w/an extra shot and whip stirred in (flat lid) from Starbs