This isn’t my typical blog post or topic but since this is hot news locally for me, I just couldn’t resist blogging about it.
The infamous “King of Kings” statue, also known as Touchdown Jesus or Big Butter Jesus (named by Heywood Banks) was destroyed by a lightning strike and fire on June 14, 2010. A prominent 62 foot statue of Jesus, seemingly rising up from the water surrounding the 4000+ member Solid Rock Church (Christian) was very symbolic for some of the daily commuters on I-75 near Cincinnati, Ohio. It was difficult to pass without looking over to gaze at it’s immense size and bold statement.
The original construction cost nearly $250,000 to complete in 2004. I can’t help but wonder what kind of impact that amount of money could have had in the fight to make our world a better place for everyone. With that aside, I can admit that I look forward to seeing it rebuilt and giving me another chance to enjoy something so unique.
Here is a video long before it was destroyed by an act of God, i.e. Lightning.
Here is a short clip of the statue covered in flames.