Javier Chavez, pastor of Amistad Cristiana in Gainesville, baptizes a young girl in May of last year in Lake Lanier near Flowery Branch. The joint baptism service with two other churches was so heavily attended that more than 80 people were unable to witness it for lack of parking. AMISTAD CRISTIANA/Special
About J.D. Greear
J.D. Greear is pastor of The Summit Church in Durham, N.C., and president of the Southern Baptist Convention.