Iglesia Cristiana Reformada en Cuba
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Christian Reformed Church in Cuba
APDO 19, JagŁey Grande
Cuba (North America)
Fax: +53 7 331-788
Address-No.: 12161 / 3302

In 1940 a young woman from the Christian Reformed Church, Bessie Vander Valk of Paterson, New Jersey, decided to follow the Lord’s call to work in Cuba. At first she worked with the Cuban Evangelical Association, which had mission stations in the province of Matanzas. Most of her 22 years in Cuba were spent in Jaguey Grande. There she married a young Cuban pastor, Vicente Izquierdo. In 1944 the Cuban Evangelical Association was dissolved for lack of funds. The newly married couple continued their work as faith missionaries, receiving help from the United States, especially from Christian Reformed members and congr. They established the Interior Gospel Mission, which was officially adopted by the Christian Reformed Church in North America (cf. United States) in 1958. A missionary with his family was sent in 1958; however, because of the political situation after the Cuban revolution in 1959, they left Cuba in 1960. The national Iglesia Cristiana Reformada continued to grow, and by 1974 there were eight pastors and twelve churches. The work is basically centered in the provinces of La Habana and Matanzas. In addition to the 12 congr there are at least 26 active Bible groups.

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Statistic data of church

total: 1143
(conventionally): 12
house fellowships
(Number of growing parishes): 24
Ordained clergy
total: 4
no women´s ordination
total: 0
total: 0
  no information about deacons
total: 0
no information about missionaries working abroad
Baptismal practise
believer´s baptism
No information about godparents
Lord's Supper
Frequency per annum: 0
Newspapers/ Periodicals
no information about publication of magazines
Theological training facilities

Number: 1

Schools providing general education
no information about other schools
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Organizational structures
local consistory, central consistory
Official languages
  • Spanish


last update: 20.02.2004
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