Sunny Side of The Stream: Leading Party School, Florida State, Sees Mass Baptisms in School Fountain

Westcott Fountain became a baptismal at Florida State University following a Christian gathering on Thursday evening, Feb. 16, 2024.

By Aliya Kuykendall Published on February 17, 2024

Christian author and founder of IF: Gatherings Jennie Allen shared on Instagram and Facebook that Thursday evening at Florida State University, “hundreds of students came forward to trust Jesus.” Video from Allen’s posts shows hundreds of students gathered around the university’s Westcott Fountain.

In another post she wrote, “4,500 Florida State University (one of the biggest party schools in the nation) students confessed struggles and sin tonight. Hundreds came forward to trust Christ. And this is them singing and dancing as they head to spontaneous baptisms.” lists FSU as the No. 2 party school in the nation.

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Jennie posted a picture on her Instagram story of herself standing in a fountain with a young woman apparently preparing to be baptized, with the text:

Before we baptize anyone we walk through the gospel clearly and hear their motivation for doing this tonight.

Most common responses:
I want to be clean.
I want to surrender everything.
I’m done with my old life.
I want God

“There was not just a miracle. There were hundreds and hundreds of miracles that happened tonight,” said Grace Dennig, a young woman involved in organizing the event. “I think we could have never anticipated any of that would happen.”

Hundreds of students were baptized at an event Allen spoke at in September at Auburn University. Both events were sponsored by Unite, a Christian ministry whose inaugural event was the one at Auburn and has since expanded to stadium events at other universities.


Aliya Kuykendall is a staff writer and proofreader for The Stream. You can follow Aliya on X @AliyaKuykendall and follow The Stream @Streamdotorg.

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