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More than 4,000 people baptized in location featured in “Jesus Revolution” movie

In a scene right out of the “Jesus Revolution” movie, more than 4,000 people were baptized at Southern California’s Pirate’s Cove on Pentecost Sunday

Oceans Church organized Baptize SoCal, an event advertised as “the biggest water baptism in history.” The huge event coincided with a major anniversary of the Christian awakening that saw hundreds of thousands of young people come to Christ in the 1960s and 70s.

More than 280 churches and 8,000 attendees watched as 4,166 people went to the shore of Pirates Cove to declare their new life in Christ. On the same weekend, hundreds gathered on Pensacola Beach in Florida to pray, worship and receive Christ, many of whom were baptized in the ocean. Attendees reported the atmosphere was electric as people praised God and celebrated their “kingdom family.”

“What an amazing and historic day,” said Ray Gene Watson, a musician and pastor at West Coast Life Church. “Thousands baptized at Pirates Cove, God is moving in California!”

Worship leader Lindy Cofer said, “The church is alive! What a beautiful sight in Southern California yesterday on the 50th anniversary of the Jesus People movement.”

Although the movie’s success may have stunned Hollywood, it didn’t surprise Southern California Pastor Greg Laurie, who told CBN News he sees God at work through the film.

“People are hungry for this,” he said. “I’ve never heard of a movie in the theater that had people breaking into spontaneous prayer and worship or like I heard one story, it was shown in the theater and afterward some kids wanted to be baptized and they baptized them in the fountain in front of the theater. I’ve never heard of such things, so I think these are all like little indications that God is at work.”

–Dwight Widaman | Metro Voice

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  1. Loved all that I have seen and read and praying to see more of it

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