Two years ago, the 62-foot replica of Jesus Christ was struck down by lightning and burned. All that was left was the metal frame that acted as the support beams. Solid Rock Church, the church in which the Jesus statue sits in front of, is planned on rebuilding the statue by July.
The now destroyed statue received the nickname ‘Touchdown Jesus’ because it resembled Christ’s arms going up in the same manner a football referee’s would after a touchdown was scored. According to Christian Post, the new sculpture will be 51-feet-tall and will be known as ”Lux Mundi,” Latin for “Light of the World.”