Robert Hislar

Robert Hislar

12/11/1944 — 3/5/2019

Robert “Bob” L. Hislar passed unexpectedly at his home in Lewiston on Tuesday, March 5, 2019. He was 74 years old.

Bob was born Dec. 11, 1944, in Santa Monica, Calif., to John Wesley and Nioma Hislar.

He graduated from Pasadena Nazarene College (Point Loma Nazarene University) with a bachelor’s degree in 1968 and a master’s degree in guidance and counseling in 1972. A few years later, while teaching English at Duarte High School, he was called into full-time pastoral ministry.

He attended Nazarene Theological Seminary in Kansas City, Mo., and graduated with honors and received his Master’s of Divinity degree. He loved the life that God called him to, and his wife of 54 years, DeAnn Hislar.

Bob pastored in Lancaster, Calif., at the Valley View Church of the Nazarene for 12 years, and then pastored the Camarillo Church of the Nazarene for 26 years. He retired in 2015 after more than 38 years in full-time ministry. Bob and DeAnn then moved to Lewiston. Even in retirement Bob continued to feel the call of the Lord to his ministry. He joined TIPS (Transitional Interim Pastoral Services) and was an interim pastor in Grangeville, Freeport, Ill., and most recently, Connell, Wash.

Bob was a devoted husband, father and grandfather. He is survived by his wife, four children, two daughters-in-law, a son-in-law, six grandchildren, his brother and three sisters.

Bob was loved and admired by his family and so many friends. While we will all miss him greatly, we rejoice with him as he enters the presence of his heavenly Father and the Lord Jesus Christ.

Colossians 1:27b: “...the glorious riches of this mystery, which is Christ in you, the hope of glory.”

A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. March 16 at the First Church of the Nazarene in Lewiston. A second memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. March 23 at the Camarillo Church of the Nazarene in California.

In honor of Bob’s exemplary life in ministry, and in lieu of flowers, contributions received will sponsor Nazarene Theological Seminary students’ education for ministry. Please remit to First Church of the Nazarene, 1700 Eighth St., Lewiston, ID 83501, designated Bob Hislar Memorial.

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Saturday, March 16, 2:00 PM
First Church of The Nazarene
1700 8th Street
Lewiston, Idaho 83501

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