Rev. Gilbert X. Martinez

The Rev. Gilberto Martinez, 35, always said he wanted to see his church filled. And he got his wish, but not in any way he had ever envisioned. Instead, his congregation, family and friends filed by to pay their respects Tuesday at El Tabernacle De Fe Church in Oklahoma City before his funeral service, which is today at Faith Tabernacle. Born in Brownsville, Texas, Martinez was a minister and member of the Oklahoma District Assemblies of God and was a teacher in the Oklahoma City public school system. He and his wife, Martha, have two sons and three daughters.