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Baptisms in the Street


We love celebrating good stories in our churches. These stories represent something much greater than us  — lives changed by the power of Holy Spirit and life, death, and resurrection of Jesus Christ. And at the end of the day, that's what we're all about: planting churches that plant churches, so that more people might see and hear the Good News of the gospel. Below is a story about a new church's first baptism service, as told by the lead pastor and Acts 29 member, Justin Buzzard (pictured above).


by Justin Buzzard

Last week Garden City Church [in San Jose, CA] turned 35 days old and we celebrated our first baptisms. It was a Sunday we will never forget.

We rent space on Sunday afternoons from a very kind and generous church. For a variety of reasons we weren’t able to hold our baptisms on the church property. So, we put a hot tub on the back of a trailer, parked it on the street in front of the church, and held our baptisms on The Alameda immediately after our Sunday worship service. You had to be there.

Watch the short video and check out the pictures below. Thank you for praying for our new church plant. Please don’t stop.







Original blog here.