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Pastor Craig Groeschel declares “revival” as 2,000 are baptized

Pastor Craig Groeschel of Life.Church is commemorating a significant milestone as more than 2,000 baptisms were performed across the church’s 40-plus campuses during the weekend. The Oklahoma megachurch’s Sunday service featured worship and praise, with an attendance of over 80,000 individuals witnessing people publicly declare their faith in Jesus Christ through baptism. Expressing his gratitude and love for the church family, Pastor Craig Groeschel praised those who were being baptized, acknowledging the transformative work of Jesus in their lives. He emphasized that the number of baptisms achieved during the weekend set a new record for the church, marking a remarkable achievement in the congregation’s faith journey.

CBN News reports:

Pastor Craig Groeschel of Life.Church is celebrating the more than 2,000 baptisms that took place over the church’s 40-plus campuses, this weekend.

Sunday’s service at the Oklahoma megachurch began with praise and worship as more than 80,000 attendees watched people make a public declaration for Jesus Christ.

From the young to the old, many took that step of faith at a large facility pool used by the church, while others got baptized at satellite campuses. Some even got baptized in their bathtubs, previously recorded video showed.

The entire event lasted more than 20 minutes and the crowd erupted in cheers as the last person – a young woman – was baptized.

“If I can take a moment to express my love for our church family and just say to those of you that are being baptized today, we praise God for the work of Jesus in your life,” Life.Church founder and Groeschel said afterward.

He shared that the number of baptisms that took place was a church record.

The New York Times bestselling author also shared that he got emotional when he realized that a person attending the service was baptized when Life.Church had its first service in 1996.

“I think we baptized five people,” Groeschel recalled, “and here we are, over a quarter of a century later, and this is a record weekend that our church has the honor of celebrating with over 2,000 people this weekend getting baptized.”

He remarked, “The power of God is moving.”

“We’re not praying for revival. We’re in the middle of one. I thank God for what he’s doing,” the pastor said. “God is doing a big thing.”

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