Get your culture here. River baptisms were once common in Southern Appalachia - and still are in many areas. After my own - along with my wife's - conversion in 1979, we were both baptized in a creek near Crozet, Virginia. It was in early April and I recall the water was still very cold. Christians Creek, here in my home county of Augusta, was so named because of the many baptisms that occurred there in the county's early history. As in many of the scenes in the images below, many friends and family members gathered along the creek bank that day to celebrate with us, along with the others being baptized. It is one of my most cherished memories.