Pastor Joel Osteen hosted a major baptism meeting at Lakewood Church over the weekend and hundreds of people from all over the world came out to be baptized.
Approximately 690 people were baptized and over 500,000 others tuned in on Facebook Live to experience the baptisms, a Lakewood rep told The Christian Post.
In a Facebook video of the event, Osteen and a leader in his ministry are seen standing in a large swimming pool at Lakewood Church on Saturday as hundreds wait in line.
“It’s the first command of the Lord Jesus,” Osteen says in the video livestream before starting the ceremony.
Lakewood Church offers baptisms ever Saturday night after their service but they only do major baptisms twice a year.
“The Watson family from long island, follow pastor, they follow the church on Sirius XM, they watch him online, they were going upstate New York to go on a family vacation but they heard that they were doing the water baptism and they turned the car around they drove all the way [here], to get baptized as a family,” a video testimonial explained.
Another mother and daughter who live on opposite coasts of the United States, met in Houston, Texas, to get baptized by Osteen as well.
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SOURCE: Christian Post, Jeannie Law