Rev. Winston Cruz


Brothers and Sisters in Christ,
It is with deep sadness that we inform you that our brother, Rev. Winston Cruz, died on Thursday, March 7, 2019.
Winston served the Lindsay, Martinez, and Valley Springs Community United Methodist Churches before retiring in 2010. In retirement he was very active in the new church start in American River Canyon and in our conference’s Filipino-American ministry.
Winston loved to play golf and spend time with his grandchildren. He was a gifted musician and in retirement when he wasn’t filling the pulpit for vacationing pastors, he and his beloved wife, Cora, graced the local church they were a part of with beautiful, angelic singing voices.
He is survived by his wife, Corazon “Cora” Cruz, his children, Marion and Mark Cruz of American Canyon, CA, and by seven grandchildren.              
There was a memorial service for Rev. Cruz on Monday, March 18, 2019, at 10 a.m. at Fellowship UMC, 140 Ladera Drive, Vallejo, CA 94591.  Condolences may be sent to Corazon Cruz at 129 Roundhill Court, Vallejo, CA 94591-3615.
Contributions in Rev. Cruz’ memory can be made to the the Philippine Scholarship Fund through its website,
Let us continue to give God thanks for Pastor Winston’s life and witness and hold his family close in prayer. In our living and in our dying, we belong to God! (Romans 14:8)

Bishop Minerva G. Carcaño


California-Nevada Conference
1350 Halyard Drive
West Sacramento, CA 95691
(916) 374-1500