A Texas pastor is to baptise more than 300 people at once this Easter.
Pastor Keion Henderson of The Lighthouse Church in Humble says the event will offer members of the local community an opportunity to embark upon a new path by accepting Jesus Christ as their saviour.
According to the church, the new converts come from a wide variety of backgrounds – some have been to prison, others have Ivy League diplomas. Henderson wants to encourage as many members of the public as possible to attend on March 19. "Come and witness this great move of God in Humble, Texas," he said. "We are humbled to serve Humble, Texas for such a time as this."
He added: "We are liberating men and women from the clutches of sin. This is a new beginning. The gift of forgiveness and eternal life is available to all who would receive it."
First launched in 2009, The Lighthouse Church of Houston has become one of the fastest growing churches in the Houston area with nearly 4,000 members.
The church's motto is "offering brighter tomorrows every day".