Cross on Interstate 40 Groom, Texas (near Pampa)
IN THE MIDDLE OF NOWHERE
On a lonely stretch of highway just outside of Groom, Texas (near Pampa) stands a 19 story tall cross that can be seen for miles from any
direction. The arm spans are 110 feet across. It is constructed of a welded steel framework covered with steel sheeting.
This cross is the result of the efforts of Steve Thomas and family of Pampa, Texas. It took 250 welders eight months to complete, and
weighs 1,250 tons. It stands alone, unsupported by guy wires, and can withstand winds of 140 miles per hour.
Steve Thomas’ son, Zack Thomas, is an All-Pro middle linebacker for the Miami Dolphins.
The cross is truly an awsome sight to behold. It is a dedication to the love and sacrifice of Jesus. It is a spectacular sight at night, and is open
for viewing 24 hours per day, seven days a week,and the site is truck and RV accessible. It is anticipated that 10 million people a year will pass by the cross and a thousand a day will stop.
On a small hill facing the cross there are three bronze cross statues depicting the crucifixion of Jesus between two thieves. The base of the cross is surrounded by life-sized bronze statues of Jesus depicting twelve
stations of Jesus carrying the cross to Calvary.
This project is maintained and sponsored by the Cross Of Our Lord Ministries. For more on this and also to view some awesome construction photos, please click on their website link below.