Julio César Machado García

based in:
Santiago de Cuba

Julio César is a baptist pastor in Santiago de Cuba, Cuba’s second-largest city. Intrigued by the idea of returning to Jesus’ original model for discipleship, Julio César’s church shifted from a group discipleship model to a focus on one-to-one relationships. Despite challenges such as government censorship and economic limitations, Julio César’s church is seeing greater spiritual and relational depth grow in people’s lives and has a renewed passion for disciple-making. Julio César has a vision to see this fruit grow—training other pastors and church leaders throughout Cuba and beyond to build a new culture of disciple-making across Latin America.

Multiplying Impact
  • Over 300 Cuban pastors have been trained.
  • Julio César is planning trips to train pastors in Panama, Nicaragua, and Venezuela.
  • Smallcircle training was chosen as the official discipleship training format for the Baptist Theological Seminary in Cuba.
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