Solid Rock Jesus statue to rise again

MONROE, Ohio - A giant statue of Jesus is set to rise again along I-75 inMonroe.

The leaders of Solid Rock Church have selected an artist anddesign for a new structure that will replace the King of KingsStatue, known by many as Touchdown Jesus or Big Butter Jesus,which was destroyed by fire following a lightning strike inJune.

The new statue called "Come Unto Me" will be a bit differentthan the previous incarnation as it will depict Jesus in astanding, full body position with his arms extending toward thehighway.

The 51-foot tall statue will also be set atop 11 feetof boulders with water flowing underfoot to give theappearance of a water walk.

Solid Rock leaders expect construction to be complete in latespring or early summer.