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50th anniversary of Jesus Movement coincides with over 4,000 baptisms

More than 4,000 of the 8,000 attendees were baptized on Pentecost Sunday on a beach in California, coinciding with the 50th anniversary of the beginning of the Jesus Movement. The event, named Baptize SoCal, was hosted by Oceans Church with 4,166 people baptized at the event at Pirate’s Cove, which was witnessed by representatives from over 280 churches. The large-scale baptism has been discussed extensively on social media. Videographer Eddy Ferguson expressed his profound appreciation for the experience of witnessing a large number of individuals undergoing baptism. Not only was it a remarkable occurrence in itself, but it held a deeper significance as it took place in the very location where the hippies of The Jesus People Movement were present half a century ago.

Christian Headlines reports:

Over 4,000 people were baptized on a California beach on Pentecost Sunday, which fell on the 50th anniversary of the start of the Jesus Movement.

Baptize SoCal, an event advertised as “the biggest water baptism in history,” was organized by Oceans Church.

“A moment I’ll never forget,” one attendee said of the event on Instagram.

According to CBN News, more than 280 churches and 8,000 attendees witnessed 4,166 people get baptized at Pirate’s Cove.

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

“This is absolutely amazing praying for all in their new walk with Jesus…. Welcome to the Kingdom family,” one person commented on a post about the event shared on Instagram.

“The Church is alive!” Worship leader Lindy Cofer exclaimed on social media. “What a beautiful sight in Southern California yesterday!!! On the 50th anniversary of the Jesus people movement,” she continued.

“It was such a blessing to witness so many people getting baptized for one but to be able to see happen in the same place that the hippies did 50 years ago for The Jesus People Movement was just surreal,” wrote videographer Eddy Ferguson.

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