61 baptized by Jehovah’s Witnesses
Sixty-one people were baptized Saturday at the district convention of the Christian Congregation of Jehovah’s Witnesses. More than 7,500 Jehovah’s Witnesses gathered in Columbia for the last of three conventions. Overall, about 25,000 met for Bible study and to spread the message of faith.
Members of the faith typically are only baptized at conventions. To be baptized, the members must participate in classes with a mentor and be able to answer 100 questions about their decision to join the faith.
During a district convention of the Christian Congregation of Jehovah’s Witnesses Saturday at the Colonial Center, 61 believers were baptized. Here Brother Demetrius Johnson, of Greenwood prepares to baptize Jake Talarico, 12, of Batesburg-Leesville.