A megachurch in North Carolina has baptised nearly 300 people in a single day. The Southern Baptist Convention-affiliated Biltmore Church which has seven campuses across the state, hosted the mass baptism at a private lake.
The church said it was amazed that 279 people were baptised at its annual outdoor event. It said it showed God has the power to do incredible things.
Devin Goins, who serves as its pastor of Culture and Engagement told The Christian Post he believes “this can only be attributed to God moving in people’s lives. Our team has worked through numerous personal conversations, and we devoted a large portion of the sermon a few weeks ago to the subject of baptism.”
Pastor Goins added that: “Each person was individually counseled to ensure they understood the Gospel and professed Jesus as the Lord of their life. We hope to always be ready for when God moves so that many can take their next steps as a disciple of Jesus.”
He was pleasantly surprised to see hundreds of people profess Jesus as their Lord and Saviour and to hear the stories of God at work in each of the new believers’ lives.
“Baptism is a great step for a Christ-follower, but it is often just the beginning. Our staff will continue to connect with each person to get involved in a Biblical community and additional ways to develop as a follower of Jesus. We’re excited to continue to guide each person as they continue their discipleship journey,” the pastor explained.
Shortly after that event, nearly 100 people made first-time confessions for salvation and 46 people were water baptised at the First Baptist Church in Hodgenville, Kentucky at the conclusion of a four-day event where hundreds of people including elementary school-age students showed up to hear a message about Jesus.
“We serve a big God and all things are possible through Him. We have to stop being pessimistic and start trusting and being obedient. We talk a lot about grace in the pulpit and church members are short to extend it,” said Pastor Rodney Rogers.