Who is building the Cross at Brandon?Crosses Across America is a 501c(3) non-profit organization whose mission is to construct Crosses across America. They are in their 29th year of existence with over 2000 clusters of Crosses in 29 states and 2 foreign countries.
What is the proposal? Erect a Cross, which will stand 110’ in height and have arms which are 64’ wide. The base is 8’ in diameter. The Cross will weight 18 tons.
Who is funding this project?Crosses Across America will build the structure at its own expense. The projected cost is $80,000 to $100,000.
Why did they choose the I-20 property (Boyce Thompson Campus)? Almost 50 million people a year pass the I-20 location (92,000 cars daily; 33,580,000 cars annually and with MDOT counting 1.5 people per car, that equals 50,370,000). What a witness until Jesus comes back.
Who has approved the proposal for erecting the Cross?
First Baptist Church of Brandon in a regular church business session.Federal Aviation Administration (FAA)Mississippi Department of Transportation (MDOT)
What is the current status of the Cross?The permitting process started with the City of Brandon on Monday, August 19. The City’s Planning Commission will review the plans on Monday, August 26.
It is scheduled for a public hearing and vote by the Board of Alderman on Monday, September 16, at 6:00 pm, at Brandon City Hall.
What can I do to help with the Cross at Brandon?
1. Pray that the City Board of Alderman will approve a variance to allow the cross to be placed on our church property.2.We need as many as possible to attend the public hearing on Monday, September 16 at 6:00 pm – Brandon City Hall. Be prayerful and positive with encouraging words!3.Like and make positive comments onCross at Brandon FACEBOOK page4.Call the mayor and your alderman and express your prayers for them and encourage themvote for the CROSS at BRANDON.