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Crosswalk Headlinesposted a blog, Sat, 11 May, 2024

Over 1,600 Declare Their Faith at Record-Breaking FL Beach Baptism

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Jacksonville, FL, May 5th - In an extraordinary display of faith, The Church of Eleven22 witnessed a staggering 1,614 individuals publicly declare their faith through baptism today at Hanna Park Beach in Jacksonville, Florida. Thousands of additional church members, family and friends joined them to celebrate. This represents an increase of almost 500 from last year's event, where 1126 people were baptized, making it one of the largest beach baptisms in American history. Participants traveled from all corners of the country, including many from our local community in northeast Florida and southeast Georgia.  

Pastor Joby Martin, founder and lead pastor of The Church of Eleven22, remarked, "We are a movement for all people to discover and deepen a relationship with Jesus Christ. Today, we celebrated over 1,600 people proclaiming Jesus Christ as their Lord and Savior. It doesn’t get much better than that. The church is alive and well, the Spirit of God is on the move and the gospel of Jesus Christ is still changing lives as it has for thousands of years."  

This gathering represented one of the most significant days in the decade-long history of the church. A testament to the transformative power of Jesus Christ, these baptisms stand as evidence of a thriving, disciple-making culture at The Church of Eleven22. To further appreciate this historic beach baptism, we invite everyone to visit our website, or our official Instagram page at Here, you can view the touching photos and videos capturing the celebration from today's beach baptism ceremony.  

The Church of Eleven22 remains steadfast in our commitment to glorify God by surrendering to Jesus, making disciple-making disciples, and transforming communities. Today's event served as a powerful reminder of the joy that comes from a community unified by a shared faith and joy that can only come from God. 

Joby Martin is the founder and lead pastor of The Church of Eleven22 in Jacksonville, Florida. Since launching the church in 2012, he has led a movement for all people to discover and deepen a relationship with Jesus Christ. In addition to providing The Church of Eleven22 with vision and leadership, Pastor Joby is an author, national and international preacher and teacher.



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