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The Definitive Ranking of Crazy Baptism Mishaps

Baptisms are a big part of our faith journey. Depending on your denomination of choice, you may have some different views on how baptisms should happen, but there is one thing we can all agree on: baptism bloopers are hilarious.

From slips in the tub to cannonballing into their new life, here’s some of our favorite baptism mishaps.

Quickest Baptism Ever

There’s no specifications for how long you have to stay underwater, so this definitely still counts.

“You Gotta Do What You Gotta Do”

Asking for a friend, at what point does a baptism turn into a drowning?

Packing a Punch

You ever get so overcome with the Holy Spirit you need to punch someone in the face? (Me neither.)

Is This Allowed?

No offense to this priest, but I would be looking for someone — anyone — else to baptize my child.

Pastor Goes For a Swim

This man’s joy was so contagious the pastor felt like getting baptized again. Thankfully there was someone to pull him out, too.

Sometimes You Can’t Control It

Listen, when you gotta go, you gotta go. It doesn’t matter if you’re in front of an entire congregation.

That’s One Way to Make an Entrance?


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He’ll probably never forget the day he was baptized, for more than one reason.

“Fine, I’ll Do It Myself”

Patience is always a good thing, but something impatience is a funny thing.

Covid-Era Baptisms Belong in a History Book

Social distancing was not enjoyable, but it did show Christian creativity at its finest.

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