CUBA MINISTRY TEAM
Build Christ-centered relationships with staff and members of the Reformed Presbyterian Church in Remedios, Cuba. Support development and education of new pastors at the Evangelical Theological Seminary (SET) to meet growing demand for Presbyterian clergy in Cuba.
Presbyterian Reformed Church in Cuba (IPRC)
The IPRC consists of one Synod (PRCC) and 32 organized churches in three presbyteries (Havana, Matanzas, and El Centro) throughout Cuba.
Reformed Presbyterian Church in Remedios
A 100+ year old church in Remedios, Cuba with a faithful, multi-generational congregation who seek to serve one another and their community with the love of Christ.
Evangelical Theological Seminary (SET)
Located in Matanzas, SET is the only ecumenical seminary in Cuba, providing high quality, diversified theological education to over 200 students annually. SET prepares young church leaders to meet the challenges of growth in existing local congregations and pursue new church developments throughout Cuba.
Cuba Partners Network
Created in 2000 to expand the reach of PC(USA) partnerships in Cuba.
How Love Builds Up
Myers Park Presbyterian’s relationship with Cuba began in the early 2000s and continues today through our Cuba Ministry Team as well as MPPC’s Youth. Over the years, we’ve been blessed to travel to Cuba for in-person fellowship with our brothers and sisters in Christ, and to have multiple opportunities to host several of our Cuban ministry partners here in Charlotte. This is a partnership that invites us to deepen our faith and our connections with one another.
- Pastor Dora Arce Valentin was the 2006 “Theologian in Residence” at MPPC. She stayed with us for 3 weeks and invited MPPC to visit Cuba.
- As of 2021, nine adult teams from MPPC have visited Cuba and MPPC’s Youth have traveled to Cuba four times.
- MPPC provides ongoing support of SET including, funding scholarships, program development, library acquisitions, and administration and faculty needs.
- MPPC members are involved annually in the Cuba Partners Network conference.
- MPPC’s Deeper Discipleship Campaign provided funds to restore the 100-year-old church in Remedios, including it’s pastor’s quarters, sanctuary roof and walls, education/meeting room, kitchen, and overnight accommodations.
If you would like to learn more about MPPC’s partnership in Cuba or join MPPC’s Cuba ministry team, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.