Participants at Pastor Ed Young’s Fellowship Church in Grapevine, Texas, attempted a world-record 17,000 square foot chalk portrait of Jesus on Wednesday as part of Easter activities.
“Easter is always a time of celebration, reflection, and renewal. This giant chalk drawing on our church’s parking lot is just a great way to connect with so many people and to remind us what this week is all about,” Young, who leads the 20,000-member congregation, said before the event.
“The message is clear – it’s all about JESUS!! #ArtOfEaster,” Young wrote on his Facebook page. “The portrait is done. History has been made. And now it’s time to tell HIS STORY this Easter.”
The piece took 6,700 individual pieces of chalk to create, a church representative told NBC 5 News.
“We believe the church should be the most creative entity on the face of the planet. Not boring, not humdrum,” Derric Bonnot said. “But it should be out there thinking up new ways to tell the story of who Jesus is and who God is. And so hopefully this just catches people’s attention to want to see more and want to know more.”
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