Pastor Rafael Cruz and son, U.S. Senator Ted CruzPastor Rafael Cruz, father of Senator Ted Cruz, is speaking at the Kingsland Community Center on Thursday, May 15th at noon. Where do we go if we lose our freedom here? Pastor Rafael Cruz speaks from the heart.

Rafael is a powerful example of the American Dream. Born in Cuba, Rafael lived and suffered under a cruel, oppressive dictator. He began fighting Batista’s regime as a teenager and was imprisoned and tortured simply because he wanted to be free. Rafael arrived in Texas in 1957 with nothing but the clothes on his back and one hundred dollars sewn into his underwear.

Later he built a small business in pursuit of the American Dream. Rafael became active in conservative politics as a grassroots activist during the 1980 Presidential Campaign of Ronald Reagan