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November, 15, 2018 Panel: Jesus at the Center Episode 6 "The Promise of the Spirit"
Jesus at the Center Episode 6
Jesus at the Center: A Multi-cultural Gospel Celebration
Title: The Promise of the Spirit
Speaker: Pastor Juan Cubero
Theme: Spiritual Gifts.
Tags: #jatc #psdatv
Moderator: Ahkeem Darden
Pastor Alvin Payne Pastor Jennifer Hernandez Pastor Joseph Salajan Gabrielle Eubanks
Questions you asked the panel
Do you have a personal experience or time when your spiritual gift was used, if so what gift was it and how was it used? Knowing that in the last days satan will do many miracles by posing as God to deceive people, how can we discern between true miracle and the deceitful one? How do you know for sure what gifts we truly have? How do you tell from the outside the difference between a gift and a talent/passion? How can we discern between the voice of God and our own sinful gut feeling? Why do some people have only one spiritual gift while others have several gifts? Please explain the gift of speaking in tongues and the translation of it? How can we find out what our spiritual gifts are and can we possess all of them?
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As the oldest of seven children, Ahkeem grew up in a family with a strong heritage and history in New Brunswick, New Jersey. His father served as a missionary across Africa, Europe and the Caribbean building churches before he passed away when Ahkeem was eleven. With a mother who served her family as a homemaker Ahkeem and his six siblings had a challenging upbringing. However, the children grew up to be very successful personally, professionally and spiritually.
Transitioning into the workforce after his educational pursuits was the next phase of Ahkeem’s life journey. Ahkeem spent fifteen years working in corporate America as a marketing coordinator and direct mail manager before he transitioned to become a VP of sales and marketing. He is currently a marketing consultant to the some of the world’s largest organizations to validate, automate and optimize marketing efforts.
Ahkeem was the first in his family to get a college education with degrees in International Business and Marketing. After his college career, Ahkeem went on to receive his Master’s of Business Administration with a concentration Marketing.
Ahkeem is actively involved in his church community serving as an elder at Plantation SDA Church and the music ministry leader.
Ahkeem travels locally and internationally ministering and singing for the glory of God, and for the edification of those who need an encouraging message from the Lord.
Jennifer Hernandez was born and raised on the beautiful island of Oahu, Hawaii. Her love for sharing Jesus began when she dedicated her voice to Him, as a child by singing throughout the islands; preaching began during high school. Motivated to answer God’s call on her life, Jen moved her family to England, where she obtained her BS in Behavioral Sciences at Newbold College. Together with her husband, Armando, and their five boys, God has taken them on a journey of faith, with opportunities to share His love throughout Europe and the United States. She enjoys being actively involved in children’s ministries, women’s ministries, and worship ministries. Jennifer recently graduated with her Master of Divinity degree from Andrews University Theological Seminary and is excited to now be serving as an Associate Pastor at Plantation Seventh-day Adventist Church.
Pastor Joe was born in the little town of Crasna (Romania). Ever since he was a child, he has been fascinated by the unique connection between pastors and their special book, the Bible. When at the age of 7 he received his first little Bible from a brave pastor who was able to procure it for him in spite of the interdictions of the communist regime, he felt special and decided one day he would become a pastor.
After serving as a Pastor for 8 years in Romania, in 2013 he immigrated to the USA. He currently serves as Lead Pastor of Plantation Seventh-day Adventist Church. Along with his wonderful wife Anda and their gorgeous daughter Alessandra, he enjoys proclaiming God’s grace and ministering to his fellows.
By God's grace, in February 2020 he completed my doctoral program obtaining a Doctor of Ministry degree in Preaching/Homiletics from Andrews University. His hobbies are languages, music, and poetry.
Pr. Juan is International evangelist and the associate speaker in Spanish/English for Holy Spirit Ministries throughout North and South America. He is the present chaplain at Grater Adventist Academy in Miami FL. He is the author of the book called Transform by the Spirit and he has also appeared in tv programs such has the 700 club, and conducted different weeks of evangelism with Three ABN and Loma Linda Broadcasting Network, and has appeared in different radio stations around the world. He is married for 17 years with Alexandra Martinez.