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“The most exciting moment in my lifetime for the gospel in Cuba”: A conversation with Proclaim Cuba

October 2, 2023 -

“The early church is still walking and running around the streets of my Cuba.”

With a population of more than 11 million people just ninety miles off the coast of Florida, Cuba was once considered the “paradise of the Caribbean,” welcoming tourists from around the world. Today, its history, culture, and faith are shrouded in legend and myth.

But God has not abandoned Cuba. He is present, active, and igniting both revival in the church and awakening across this beautiful island.

In this episode, we talk with Cuban natives Pastor Carlos Alamino and his son Carly about their thirty-plus years of planting churches and creating relevant gospel ministries to children, students, women, and sports enthusiasts.

You’ll also hear about Proclaim Cuba’s strong work in discipleship and ministry training and its vision to plant seven hundred new churches and eighteen ministry hubs across Cuba.

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  • The best of Cuba | 02:09
  • How Dr. Denison met Pastor Carlos | 04:40
  • Spiritual awakening in Cuba | 08:03
  • The power of ideas | 09:53
  • Visiting Cuba | 12:05
  • How Pastor Carlos Alamino came to faith | 14:32
  • Proclaim Cuba and the Cuban church today | 19:55
  • Proclaim Cuba’s sports ministry | 21:19
  • What is seminary like in Cuba? | 23:00
  • Equipping Cuban Christians to share the gospel | 27:13
  • Church planting in Cuba | 31:24
  • Establishing ministry centers throughout Cuba | 37:26
  • On being Christian in Cuba | 39:37
  • How to pray for Cuba | 48:17
  • A prayer for Cuba | 51:11


About Proclaim Cuba

Proclaim Cuba’s “ministry divisions include a seminary, church planting, pastoring pastors, children’s and youth ministries, women’s ministry, sports evangelism, intercessory prayer, an institute for the arts, and international missions” in Cuba. Their mission is to “reach Cuba and the nations for Christ.  Because we are empowered by God, we empower others. Much work still remains, but we know that God has been and always will be faithful. ‘To God be the glory, great things He has done!’”

About Dr. Mark Turman

Dr. Mark Turman is the Executive Director of Denison Forum and Vice President of Denison Ministries.

Among his many duties, Turman is most notably the host of The Denison Forum Podcast. He is also the chief strategist for DF Pastors, which equips pastors and church leaders to understand and transform today’s culture.

About Denison Forum

Denison Forum exists to thoughtfully engage the issues of the day from a biblical perspective through The Daily Article email newsletter and podcast, The Denison Forum Podcast, as well as many books and additional resources.

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