Solid Rock unveils new Jesus statue

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A new statue in front of Solid Rock Church will portray Jesus Christ inviting followers to “Come Unto Me.”

Two Cincinnati artists have been chosen to design the new 51-foot-high statue that will replace the “King of Kings” monument (commonly referred to as “Touchdown Jesus“) destroyed when it was struck by lightning June 14.

The statue will stand on 11 feet of boulders and rocks with water flowing out of the rock into the reflecting pool in front of the statue. The structure will be constructed of a steel substructure with a lightning suppression system installed.

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This post was last updated: Nov. 2, 2010