Please be California Family Council's guest at Pardini's Banquet Hall in Fresno to hear the inspiring story of Rafael Cruz! Pastor Cruz fled Cuba in 1957 to escape an oppressive dictator and find freedom in the United States.
After a VIP Reception with Pastor Cruz at 6:00 PM, guests will enjoy a delicious meal at 7:00 PM while Rafael shares the influences that helped to shape his love for America and his passionate defense of freedom.
About Reverend Rafael Cruz
Pastor Rafael Cruz is the father of U.S. Senator from Texas, The Honorable Ted Cruz. Rafael Cruz was born in Cuba and immigrated to this country over 55 years ago to flee an oppressive communist regime. He fought in the revolution and was imprisoned and tortured. He fled to Texas penniless, not speaking a word of English.
Today Rafael Cruz is a pastor at a church in Dallas and serves as the Director of Purifying Fire Ministries ministering in the U.S., Mexico, and Central America. He is also a professor of Bible and Theology and the president of Kingdom Translation Services.
Pastor Cruz’s bold courage to flee Cuba to come to America thoroughly embodies the spirit of the American Dream. Who would have thought that a poor, but hard working immigrant could father a United States Senator?
Senator Ted Cruz was elected as the 34th U.S. Senator from Texas in 2012. A passionate fighter for limited government, economic growth, and the Constitution, Cruz won a decisive victory in both the Republican primary and the general election.
Cruz’s election has been described by The Washington Post as “the biggest upset of 2012… a true grassroots victory against very long odds.” In the Senate, he currently serves on the Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation; the Committee on Armed Services; the Committee on the Judiciary; and the Special Committee on Aging.
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