Hernandez, a petty criminal with a record of burglary and domestic violence, told police he met Colon at Lincoln Hospital while he was recovering from a gunshot wound. Colon later got him a job at his El Tabernaculo Pentecostal Church in East Tremont. He later went on to do some maintenance work at the church, where Colon had served for 36 years as senior pastor.
The Great Neck native, a senior pastor at the El Tabernaculo de Gozo Church in East Meadow, is making his relationship with Nassau police official, accepting an appointment to be a department chaplain — the second Hispanic to hold the post, according to department officials.
10: On the bar El Tabernaculo: "As best as I understand an Easter-Jesus-and-Mary-themed drinking establishment, where between drinks one can ponder the agony of the Christ. But with sausages!"