Baptism, St. Simons Island

True Life Ministries of Atlanta has been conducting “open water” baptisms on St. Simons Island for 21 years. The church welcomes all who want to take part and have baptized over 1000 since they began the annual event. It’s a wonderful thing to see, no matter your background or faith.

Often associated with African-Americans, mass baptisms were equally popular with white churches (especially rural congregations) into the mid-20th century. Indoor baptismal pools have largely replaced the outdoor ritual today.

 

 

 

 

 

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5 responses to “Baptism, St. Simons Island

  1. Wesley Edwards

    These are beautiful and evocative.

  2. Lisa R. Rodgers

    Do they do this every year?

  3. Melissa Pope Scott

    Wonderful images to see. Thank
    You very much for posting.

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