Hundreds of Auburn University Students Get Spontaneously Baptized

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Students at Auburn University in Alabama are testifying that God is moving across campus after hundreds of conversions and baptisms took place this past week.

A “Night of Worship” event, held by the campus ministry outreach, Unite Auburn, took place at the Neville Arena Tuesday night and featured guest speakers New York Times Best Selling Author Jennie Allen and Pastor Jonathan Pokluda and worship was led by Passion Music. More than 5,000 people attended the event, which was meant to bring the school’s Christian ministry together, CBN News reported.

In a post on Instagram, Allen shared how a spontaneous baptism took place that evening.

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“Last night I finished a message at Auburn and was off stage and a student texted the pastor beside me they wanted to be baptized tonight. So I went back on stage and asked if anyone else wanted to trust Christ and be baptized.”

“Dozens raised their hands,” she added.

Since there was no tub to get baptized in, the students went to a lake at Auburn’s Red Barn.

“They circled the lake and 6-10 of us were in the water baptizing hundreds,” Allen said.

“People surrounded the lake til almost midnight hearing the stories of life change and shouting and cheering and praying together. God is moving and He isn’t stopping,” she concluded.

Others at the event rejoiced in what God was doing amongst the students.

“I’ve been a part of just planning this event and man, the Lord just took it from there and we ended up at the Red Barn,” Jeremy Napier, the Auburn men’s basketball team chaplain, told The Gazette. “It was not planned at all. I think this was a spontaneous decision at the very end where we just said, ‘Let’s go for it.'”

Kristen Carr, an Auburn student and journalist, told WFSA12 that she had never witnessed something like that.

“Never in my life,” she said. “I was even talking to adults who were there and they said they had never witnessed anything like that.”

On X, formerly Twitter, Carr shared video footage of a large crowd standing by the lake and loud cheers erupting every time someone was baptized.

“A revival is happening tonight in Auburn. People are getting baptized at Red Barn with hundreds of people cheering them on. The baptisms started following an event at Neville arena tonight called Unite,” she wrote.

Unite Auburn also posted photos from the event, stressing that God is at work.

“We are still speechless and in awe of what God did last night. Hundreds of students were baptized at Red Barn. Thousands cheered as they were raised from death to life. God is moving on Auburn’s campus and it doesn’t stop here,” the group wrote on Facebook.

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Milton Quintanilla is a freelance writer and content creator. He is a contributing writer for Christian Headlines and the host of the For Your Soul Podcast, a podcast devoted to sound doctrine and biblical truth. He holds a Masters of Divinity from Alliance Theological Seminary.

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