Over 4,000 people have been baptised at the same ocean cove that became a focal point for the Jesus Movement in the 1960s and 70s. Interest in Pirates Cove has risen as a result of the popular Jesus Revolution film, which tells the true story of how thousands of hippies came to Christ. Pastor Greg Laurie called the event a “baptism of biblical proportions”. Here are some of the best photos and videos from the event, which took place on Saturday, and was attended by a reported 20,000 people
What an amazing day we had at the Jesus Revolution Baptism at Pirate’s Cove. We baptized over 4000 people! I met people from all around the nation and even the world that came to town for this special event. May God bless everyone of them as they made this public stand for their… pic.twitter.com/Ndq6fOvgzH— Greg Laurie (@greglaurie) July 8, 2023
LINES TO GET BAPTIZED— Matt Brown (@evangelistmatt) July 9, 2023
These are pictures from the largest baptism in US history which happened yesterday at Pirates Cove in Southern California.
Thousands of people were baptized in a single day, and made a public declaration of their faith in Jesus, and followed in obedience… pic.twitter.com/AqTqGNRaAu
Pirates Cove in Newport Beach, California, went from a being a geographic focal point during the historic Jesus Movement in the late 60s and early 70s to a depiction of that part of history in the Jesus Revolution movie to what happened Saturday… it was truly similar to the… https://t.co/9lTr7YD3Wz— Alex Murashko (@AlexMurashko) July 10, 2023
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