Reformed Presbyterian Church in Cuba

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The Reformed Presbyterian Church in Cuba was founded in 1890 by Evaristo Collazo. He participated in the war of Independence. The First Presbyterian Church in Havana was established in 1890 with a Cuban Presbyterian minister. But it had to close because the civil war. The communities became a presbytery of the Presbyterian Church (USA). In 1900 American Protestant missionaries arrived, among them many Presbyterians. They reinitiated the Presbyterian Church. During the following 60 years the church operated excellent schools. In 1959 it lost their educational institutions. In 1967 the church become autonomous. Since 1990 the church has experienced rapid growth. It has 3 presbyteries and 1 Synod. The church has 15,000 members and 60 congregations and several house fellowships.[1] The church subscribes the Westminster Confession of Faith, Heidelberg Catechism, Second Helvetic Confession, Apostles Creed and the Barmen Declaration.[2] It is a member of the World Communion of Reformed Churches.

Partner church relationship was established with the United Church of Canada since 1985.[3]

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  1. ^ "Presbyterian-Reformed Church in Cuba — World Council of Churches". Oikoumene.org. Retrieved 2015-07-18. 
  2. ^ "Adressdatenbank reformierter Kirchen und Einrichtungen". Reformiert-online.net. Retrieved 2015-07-18. 
  3. ^ "Cuba | The United Church of Canada". United-church.ca. 2012-02-24. Retrieved 2015-07-18. 

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