A powerful revival of God is sweeping across college campuses nationwide, and Auburn University is the latest to witness this spiritual awakening.
Earlier this year, campuses like Asbury University, Lee University, and Samford University experienced revival, and now Auburn University has joined the list of witnesses to God’s transformative power.
On a Tuesday night, thousands of Auburn University students gathered at Neville Arena for a “Night of Worship” organized by Unite Auburn, a campus ministry aimed at bringing together the Christian community. This event was designed for students to worship together and featured guest speakers like New York Times Best Selling Author Jennie Allen and Pastor Jonathan Pokluda. The worship session was led by Passion Music.
As the night progressed, a remarkable impromptu event unfolded. Jennie Allen, one of the guest speakers, felt compelled to ask students if they wanted to be baptized. What began as a simple question soon led to an awe-inspiring moment. Dozens of students raised their hands, expressing their desire to trust Christ and be baptized.
However, there was no baptismal tub readily available. In response to this divine moment, thousands of attendees made their way to a nearby lake at Auburn’s Red Barn. The scene that unfolded at the lake was nothing short of extraordinary. Approximately 6-10 individuals took on the role of baptizers, and hundreds of students made the decision to be baptized in the lake’s waters.
Even Auburn’s head football coach, Hugh Freeze, joined in the water to assist with the baptisms. The crowd surrounding the lake continued to grow, with people staying until almost midnight to witness and celebrate these life-changing decisions. It was an evening filled with stories of transformation, jubilation, prayer, and unity.
Those who attended the event described it as nothing short of incredible, with some saying they had never witnessed anything like it in their lives. Video footage captured the massive crowd gathered at the edge of the lake, erupting in cheers each time a student emerged from the water.
Auburn student and journalist, Kristen Carr, who witnessed the entire event, echoed the sentiments of many, saying that it was an experience like no other. Even adults in attendance agreed that they had never seen anything quite like it.
Jeremy Napier, the chaplain for the Auburn men’s basketball team, emphasized that the impromptu baptism was not planned but emerged spontaneously from the hearts of those present. He described the experience as an example of the extraordinary things that are possible when God is at work.
As the event concluded, Napier encouraged those who had been baptized to connect with a local church, recognizing that the journey of faith was only just beginning. Michael Floyd, a senior at Auburn University, also emphasized the message of unity within the Body of Christ, highlighting that no one is ever alone when part of this spiritual family.
Jennie Allen, one of the event’s speakers, expressed that this event was just the beginning of something greater that God is doing on Auburn’s campus. She shared her belief that this remarkable night was a part of a larger story unfolding at the university.
God’s revival is making its presence felt on college campuses across the nation, and Auburn University has witnessed a powerful manifestation of this spiritual awakening. A night of worship led to an impromptu mass baptism, with hundreds of students making the life-altering decision to follow Christ.