King of Kings
was a -tall statue
on the east side of Interstate 75
at the Solid Rock Church, a 4000+ member Christian megachurch
, in the United States. It was destroyed by a lightning
strike and subsequent fire on June 15, 2010.
Located on the Interstate-facing side of the church's outdoor amphitheater
, the statue was set on an island at the head of the church's baptismal pool
, flanked by fountains and lit by colored spotlights. It depicted Jesus from the chest up, with his arms and head raised to the sky. The statue had a span between its upraised hands and a Christian cross
at its base.
It was designed by Brad Coriell, sculpted by James Lynch, and assembled by Mark Mitten.
Constructed on a metal frame or armature
manufactured in nearby Lebanon, Ohio
, the sculpted figure itself was created in Jacksonville
, then trucked north. The main body of the statue was made from a core of Styrofoam
covered by a thin skin of fiberglass
The sculpted statue was completed in September 2004 at a cost of approximately $250,000. and Coreill donated some of... Read More