The Seventh-day Adventist Church in Cuba celebrated yet another milestone with the graduation of 15 of its ministers who were awarded master’s degrees in pastoral theology during a special ceremony in January. The degree, granted by the Inter-American Division’s Inter-American Adventist Theological Seminary (IATS) through its Cuba site, marks a significant pinnacle for the church on the island, church leaders said.
FIRST GRADUATES: Group of 15 pastors who completed a master’s degree in pastoral theology through the Inter-American Adventist Theological Seminary site in Cuba. The graduates become the first generation of pastors to obtain a master’s degree in the history of the Seventh-day Adventist Church in Cuba.“This is a victory for the church, a victory for our division,” said Jaime Castrejon, president of IATS. “Never before had we graduated at the graduate level in pastoral theology in Cuba, and we are just so delighted that the Lord saw it through for our pastors there.”