It was a sight to behold Tuesday night at Auburn University in Auburn, Alabama.
Following a night worship at the school’s Neville Arena, hundreds of students gathered around the lake at Auburn’s Red Barn where approximately 200 people were baptized.
“I’ve seen Auburn basketball beat Kentucky, I’ve seen Auburn football beat Alabama, but I have never seen something like I did on Tuesday night,” Auburn University senior Michael Floyd told WSFA.
Roughly 5,000 students filed into the school’s arena Tuesday evening for a Unite Auburn event, which featured speakers and musical performances.
As the event was ending one student expressed their interest in getting baptized.
Since they did not have water at the venue, the crowd moved to Auburn’s Red Barn.
“Everyone was so just excited and joyful,” said Kristen Carr, an Auburn student and journalist. “Never in my life,” she said. “I was even talking to adults who were there that were a part of it, and they said that they had never witnessed anything like that.”
That night several hundred people were baptized as an even larger crowd watched in awe.
Auburn University’s head football coach Hugh Freeze was also seen baptizing one of his football players in the lake.
“It’s just a message of unity, saying when you’re a part of the body of Christ, you’re never alone,” Floyd said.
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Such a powerful moment at Auburn University! We can’t imagine being able to witness this in person.