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Sen. Ted Cruz’s father to speak at Kingsland event

Pastor Rafael Cruz (left) with his son, U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas). The elder Cruz will speak at the Kingsland Community Center at noon May 15. Courtesy photo

KINGSLAND — Rafael Cruz, a pastor and the father of U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas), will speak about freedom and the threat of losing it during a program May 15 at the Kingsland Community Center.

The presentation is noon at the center, 3451 Rose Hill Drive. A $15 donation is appreciated with proceeds going toward the pastor’s ministry. A light lunch will be served.

Born in Cuba, Rafael Cruz lived under President Fulgencio Batista’s oppressive regime, according to a news release. He began fighting against the government as a teenager and was imprisoned and tortured.

Cruz arrived in Texas in 1957 and later built a small business in pursuit of the American dream, according to the release. He got involved in conservative politics as a grassroots activist during the 1980 presidential campaign of Ronald Reagan.

He is an ordained minister and speaks about God and freedom in churches and at pastor conferences across the United States. He also is the president of Kingdom Translation Services.

To RSVP or for more information, call Will Gilliam at (325) 956-9987.