A Texas church has installed a 45-foot tall cross that weighs around 35,000 pounds as the first step in building a new prayer park.
Katy Community Fellowship, a nondenominational congregation that has around 500 members, held a ceremony on Tuesday for the installation of the large cross.
Attendees for the lifting up of the cross included many church members, members of the community, the builder of the cross John King, and about 35 of his employees.
Pastor Tim Barker, who helped found Katy Community Fellowship back in 2000, told The Christian Post that the cross was erected as the first phase of an “acre prayer park next to our facility.”
Barker noted that the cross was made from corten steel which is expected to change into a reddish color over time and has 280 nails, according to Barker.
“Each nail was prayed over representing each family in our congregation,” explained Barker. “Some of the inspiration for the cross and park came from artist and architect Max Greiner Jr. in Kerrville, Texas, where monthly thousands tour his ‘Coming King Sculpture Prayer Garden.’”
With the cross in place, the next phase will be the creation of a baptismal at the foot of the cross, as well as an amphitheater. Later, walking trails and plaques will be added.
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SOURCE: Christian Post, Michael Gryboski