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Richmond, Indiana: Big Cross

100-ft. tall Christian cross of corrugated steel over a metal frame. Positioned for I-70 appreciation, property of former New Creations Ministries boarding school for troubled teens, church, and bible college.

6400 National Road East, Richmond, IN
Along I-70. To visit the church, take I-70 exit 156B to Route 40 W. At Petro Gas Station, turn around to proceed on Route 40 West. Take first right into driveway shared with Fairfield Inn.
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Jesus and troubled teens.

Big Cross

Saddled with debt and struggling for new leadership, New Creations Ministries closed, and the property was sold to a developer in 2016. It's a miracle the 110-foot Miracle Cross still stands.

Venture off the interstate to explore the site and you'll be rewarded with a really creepy wood carving of an extremely tall (or possibly levitating?) Jesus, with two presumably troubled teens looking like they just stepped out of a late-1970s horror movie.

[Mike Gassmann, 09/06/2021]

Big Cross.

Big Cross

The Big Cross: HUGE!

[Candice, 04/16/2019]

Giant cross.

Miracle Cross

Sunday was a beautiful day for a drive. And to happen upon this 100-foot cross was a bonus!

[Po wood, 04/28/2014]

Giant cross.

Miracle Cross

Giant cross near the fireworks stand on the Indiana side of the border, traveling westbound on I-70. Apparently referred to as the "miracle cross".

[Kitsa, 12/07/2012]

The miracle is that it was built at all, since church members have been dreaming of it since the 1970s. The cross is a steel frame with corrugated steel siding anchored in concrete, and stands 100 ft. tall. The same design has been used for other giant roadside crosses.

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Weberding's Carved Holy Family, Batesville, IN - 43 mi.

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