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July 2021 – Long Hollow Baptist Church in Henderson, Tennessee, is experiencing what the pastor calls a “movement of God.” As of mid-April, the church had witnessed more than 1,000 baptisms over a period of about four months.
The revival began in December 2020 during a baptism service in which 12 people were scheduled to be baptized. But the baptisms didn’t stop at a dozen. A total of 99 people lined up to be baptized that day.
From then through April 11, the church exceeded 1,000 baptisms with about 75% of them being first-time professions of faith. Reportedly, people from 15 states had come for baptism at Long Hollow.
Pastor Robert Gallaty said this is something he has never experienced before and credits the movement to God and prayer.
“I really believe that if all of us, as pastors, begin to press in and seek the Lord in prayer, calling out for God to move in our churches, that’s a prayer He’s going to answer,” Gallaty said.