Reporting Leigh Ann Adam
A new landmark will eventually light up in downtown Dallas.
WFAA is reporting that First Baptist Dallas has raised a giant new cross today at the center of its downtown campus.
The cross stands at 66-feet high and has over 120 lights, although it has yet to light up.
The new cross is roughly the same height as the giraffe that stands outside the Dallas zoo, the statue of Sam Houston in Huntsville, or the Great Sphinx in Egypt.
Robert Jeffress, First Baptist Senior Pastor says the cross serves an important purpose.
“As a thousand people drive by here every day, they’ll be able to see without a doubt it’s not a convention center… it’s not an entertainment center… this is a church that represents our Lord and savior Jesus Christ,” he said.
The cross is apart of the $11 million makeover of First Baptist’s downtown campus. A new worship center is scheduled to open on Easter Sunday of next year as a part of the expansion.