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‘Touchdown Jesus’ to receive a power wash

For those of you not familiar with “Touchdown Jesus,” you’ve obviously not driven up Interstate 75 through Ohio! Because if you had driven on I-75 outside of Cincinnati, you would have certainly witnessed the majesty and monstrosity of Solid Rock Church’s “Touchdown Jesus.”

Well, “Jesus” is getting a makeover…

According to The traffic-stopping statue of Jesus along Interstate 75 will soon become a spiffier Savior, after a thorough power-washing and a couple fresh coats of paint.


Perhaps they’ll paint it red, black, or yellow to demonstrate how racially diverse Jesus can be. Just an idea.

If you’re wondering why the church erected “Jesus” in front of their sanctuary, the article answers that question too.

According to Ron Carter, Solid Rock’s administrator: “The purpose of the statue is to remind the thousands of people that go up and down I-75 every day that Christ is our hope.”

Yep, hope that came at a cost… $250,000 worth of hope.

I wonder how much it will cost to power wash and paint hope.

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posted April 9, 2010 at 11:46 am

There’s a comedian named Heywood Banks who has a song about that statue called “Big Butter Jesus” because he thinks it looks like it’s carved out of butter.

They might have it on or youtube somewhere. Hysterical.

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    posted April 9, 2010 at 1:34 pm

    I Love that one. I couldn’t stop laughing the first time I saw the you tube video for it.

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posted April 9, 2010 at 11:52 am


In South Texas we have a surfing Jesus. Of course, he’s no where as big and bad as Touchdown Jesus.

The surfin’ Savior is is front of First United Methodist Church, Corpus Christi. I haven’t found a good picture of him. The church’s website has a small graphic that doesn’t do justice.

New reader. Good work. Stay blessed…john

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posted April 9, 2010 at 11:56 am

Marc Hardy

posted April 9, 2010 at 11:57 am

Of course, if they painted it any color, they would add some red, black and silver to support Ohio State or some other Ohio team.

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    posted April 9, 2010 at 2:37 pm

    I agree. Buckeye Jesus would be something

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posted April 9, 2010 at 11:58 am

Ohio State fans love touchdown Jesus, and many get their picture taken with him as the “H” in “O-H-I-O”!!

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Brandon Gilbert

posted April 9, 2010 at 12:00 pm

This is a much, much better touchdown Jesus than at Notre Dame. I believe this one would inspire me to reach the endzone much better than that one.

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posted April 9, 2010 at 12:03 pm

There’s a Robbie Schaefer (of XM’s Stuck in a Real Tall Tree fame) song about the Jesus statue as well: It’s a nice waltz.

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posted April 9, 2010 at 12:10 pm

As a Notre Dame fan, I take offense to anyone trying to call their super-sized Jesus “Touchdown Jesus”. Based on our lack of success lately, we really need to hold on to everything we can.

I much prefer “sinking sand Jesus” for this one. “Oh mother earth, you’ve foiled my redemptive plans once again!”

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posted April 9, 2010 at 2:26 pm

250K, huh? I believe that would’ve sponsored a kid (or an entire soccer team’s worth of kids) beyond the second coming. Clearly these folks aren’t aware how badly Jesus needs new PR.

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posted April 9, 2010 at 4:34 pm

i find it inspiring! no i don’t really. i do find hope and inspiration in the beautiful water and sky pictured. how much did those cost? 😉

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Allison Lynn

posted April 9, 2010 at 7:57 pm

We always call him “Jesus in the Pool” :)

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Aash Ann

posted October 22, 2013 at 2:05 pm

for Touchdown Jesus
washing use mild or slow pressure washings. Because it doesn’t have that much pressure for washing. it can damaged because of high pressure washing. Interesting post rare types of power washing experiences. Thank U

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