A significant gathering took place on Tuesday night at Auburn University’s Neville Arena in Alabama, where attendees reportedly experienced a profound spiritual transformation.
The Unite Auburn event attracted a large crowd eager to listen to various speakers and engage in a worship session. The evening’s spiritual journey did not conclude with the session, according to an 1819 News report.
Students congregated at Auburn’s Red Barn after the event, where a large number of baptisms were conducted.
Videos circulating on social media captured attendees standing by the pond, observing as individuals stepped into the waist-deep water to be baptized.
In one particularly touching moment, a man in a dark shirt baptized a young individual. As the young man resurfaced, the surrounding crowd burst into jubilant cheers and expressions of joy, according to the report.
Social media reactions to the video were overwhelmingly positive.
“What an incredible night,” commented Auburn University Men’s Basketball Coach Chad Prewett in an X post. “God is doing something special in Auburn. To God be the Glory!”
Another social media poster remarked, “Beautiful and wonderful to behold.”
“THIS is Auburn being Auburn!!!” X account holder @MichaelFloyd_AU declared.
The event was endorsed by Auburn’s basketball, football and baseball head coaches. It featured performances by Passion Music and a keynote address by Waco, Texas, Pastor Jonathan Pokluda, the 1819 News report noted.
Pokluda’s discourse emphasized the virtues of sexual abstinence and purity outside of marriage. He also discussed the biblical perspective on the perils of sexual promiscuity and pornography.
The Waco pastor expressed his awe, stating he had never witnessed “such a clear and obvious movement of God” in his entire life.
He further inspired those attending by suggesting that a responsibility was soon to be handed over to them and that they would have to “carry it out of this place for God to do something in and through this place.”
WSFA 12 reported that approximately 200 individuals were baptized during the event, which was open to all without any charges.
“It’s just a message of unity, saying when you’re a part of the body of Christ, you’re never alone,” said student attendee Michael Floyd.
Unite Auburn, in a subsequent social media post, expressed their astonishment at the evening’s events.
“We are still speechless and in awe of what God did last night,” the group posted. “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.”