The Rev. Rafael Cruz, father of presidential candidate Ted Cruz, will speak in Bluffton on Saturday at 7 p.m. at the Golden Corral on U.S. 278.
Born in Cuba, the Rev. Cruz fought against the Batista regime as a teenager and was imprisoned and tortured. He arrived in Texas in 1957 and worked his way through the University of Texas.
Cruz became engaged in politics as a grassroots activist during Ronald Regan's 1980 presidential campaign.
He is an ordained minister, a professor of Bible and theology, and the director of Grace for America.