Mario Lopez: I ‘Got Baptized in the Same River Jesus Did’ – ‘Halleluja’

Michael Morris
By Michael Morris | March 28, 2018 | 12:12 PM EDT

Mario Lopez getting baptized in the Jordan River (Screenshot)

In a series of tweets on his Twitter page, American actor, famous for his time on “Saved by the Bell,” and host of the entertainment news magazine show "Extra" Mario Lopez detailed his time in the Holy Land of Israel, Lopez explaining that he “got baptized in the same river Jesus did.”

“Got baptized in the same river Jesus did… #JordanRiver #Jesus #JohnTheBaptist,” Mario Lopez said in a tweet, further detailing his experience in the included video.

“We’re at the Jordan River where John the Baptist baptized Jesus Christ,” said Lopez. “I’m about to get baptized. It’s a beautiful day. This really cool Catholic priest is going to do me the honors, and there’s a sermon going on right now. So I’m going to join these fine folks, and then bam, take a dip. It’s on.”

In his next tweet, Lopez has a “Spiritual moment… #Baptized #JordanRiver #Catholic,” getting baptized in the Jordan River.

Below is a transcript of Lopez’s experience:

Priest: “Mario is in the Jordan River, and he wanted to be baptized.

“Mario, do you believe in Jesus Christ?”

Lopez: “Yes, I do.”

Priest: “Do you believe that he’s the Son of God?”

Lopez: “Yes, I do.”

Priest: “Do you intend to serve Him all your life?”

Lopez: “Yes, I do.”

Crowd: “Amen.”


Priest: “According to your testimony we baptize you in the name of the Father, of the Son and the Holy Spirit.”

Lopez: “Amen.”

Crowd: “[Singing.]”

Lopez: “Thank you. Thank you. Beautiful people here, helping me. Thank  you. This is awesome. Wow! Just got baptized in the Jordan River. Hallelujah. Thank you. Thank you, all. Thank you.”

Crowd: “God bless you.”

Lopez: “That was awesome! That was so cool, and I was so fortunate to meet these very nice people from Romania and father— And they sang a song for me and everything. Father Tota, I believe his name, is a—he baptized me, along with the other father. I don’t know his name. It was very, that was moving. That was cool.”

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