KERRVILLE’S TOP TOURIST ATTRACTION TOUCHING THE WORLD!

Thanks to you the Kingdom of God is advancing in Kerrville, Texas at THE COMING KING SCULPTURE PRAYER GARDEN! Your prayers, gifts and work have allowed TCKF to improve the garden for our guests who are coming from all 50 states and over 80 countries!  They are visiting to see the art and landscaping, but also to experience the overwhelming presence of God at the 24.5-acre art garden. 

By the sovereignty of God, the “Hill Country Garden Tabernacle” is located at the main entrance of Kerrville, right on IH-10, halfway between the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans, at the same latitude as Israel! Hundreds of thousands of people are visiting the spiritual art garden via motorcycles, cars, vans and buses! Some guests stay for several hours in the garden while one out of state visitor stayed over 42 days! 

Thousands of people are being Saved, Baptized, healed and delivered at the free, non-denominational Christian garden. To our knowledge, 29 people have canceled their plans for suicide after visiting the garden. TCKF Executive Director, Debbye Meszaros estimates that as many as 40 families have reported moving to Kerrville because “The Empty Cross” in on the hill!

According to the Texas Department of Highways (TXDOT) approximately 11,095,270 vehicles pass within sight of “The Empty Cross” 77’-7” tall contemporary sculpture each year. Assuming an average 2.6 passengers per vehicle that means that approximately 28,847,702 people a year see the Texas landmark for IH-10 and Hwy 16!

Kerrville’s art garden is constantly featured in the media, on TV, radio, newspapers, magazines and on social media.  Stories have already appeared on ABC, NBC, CBS, FOX, TIME WARNER, UNIVISION and virtually all of the international Christian TV networks. The spiritual garden park is consistently rated #1 or #2 on the top tourism website, TRIP ADVISOR listed on “Things To Do” in Kerrville. The garden outperforms its next closest rival by 139 comments and is rated “EXCELLENT” by 82% of visitors!

Here are some of the recent accomplishments in 2019:

TOURISM ESTIMATES: (Not counting buses)

 

September 2019: 8,733 visitors (282 people per day)

August 2019:  8,734 visitors (282 people per day)

July 2019: 11,022 visitors (356 people per day)

June 2019: 10,551 visitors (352 people per day)

May 2019:  9,932 visitors (320 people per day)

April 2019:  12,441 visitors (415 people per day)

March 2019: 10,999 visitors (355 people per day)

February 2019: 7,192 visitors (257 people per day)

January 2019: 7,049 visitors (227 people per day)

 

EVENTS:

 

PAST:

“Easter 2019” – Guests from 24 states and 4 countries. Saturday “Resurrection Celebration”: 1,091 people, Sunday: 1,274 people, Sunrise Service: 605 people.

“Fire Starter” - Bible Reading Marathon - 167 Christians read the entire Bible out loud in 9 days from 8am to 6pm.

“Lion’s Gate” - Prayer Intercession Meeting was held the second Thursday evening of each month.

“Light Up The Hills” - Motorcycle Rally (9/13/19) 

 

 

UPCOMING:

 

“Lion’s Gate” - Prayer intercession Meeting held the second Thursday evening of each month.

“Fire Starter” - Bible Reading Marathon – A second public read through the entire Bible will be on 1/1/19 at the Garden Pavilion.

“AWAKEN THE DAWN” –Nationwide event of 50 straight hours of worship and prayer, October 17-19, 2019

“Easter 2020” – Events will occur on Saturday, April 11 before Easter with a Son Rise Service on Sunday morning, April 12, 2020.

“AGLOW International” - Worship event with Terry McAlmond sponsored by Central TX area - Friday, May 1, 2020: 6pm to 9pm.

 

 

PLEASE SEE THE TCKF WEBSITE CALENDAR FOR UPDATES ON EVENTS!

 

NEW GARDEN FEATURES:

 

Restrooms – As of April 2019, we have brand new air conditioned and lighted “park style” public restrooms at the top of the garden.  These restrooms were donated by the Perry Foundation on Olney, TX and an anonymous donor.

American Flags - Six beautiful patriotic flags were installed at the front entrance wall of the garden. A 7th flag will be installed when the front wall is finished.

“Jordan River Crossing” Water Feature – A unique visual metaphor has been created for visitors when they enter the “Promised Land” from the “world”. Guests will drive over the dry riverbed of the Jordan River featuring round smooth rocks.  On the rightside, tourists will see water stacked up to symbolize the flooded river that was stopped by the hand of God so Joshua and the Israeli people could enter the land God had given them (Joshua 4:1).

Entrance Patios – Some of the entrance patios around the “Jordan River Crossing” have now been finished, which provide access to the “Twelve Stones Monument”. This stack of large river rocks honors the first twelve donors who made entering the garden possible for guests.

Entrance Pavers – New custom Pavers (donated by garden supporters) have been installed at the front entrance in the surrounding patios. More are planned are planned as funds are received.

“Lion Of Judah” Sculpture Stone Base – The limestone base of the new Ten Commandments monument at the top of the hill was completed and donated by Edmund Jenschke Inc.

“Lion Of Judah” Bronze Statue – The life-size (105%) bronze sculpture created by TCKF President and artist Max Greiner, Jr. is scheduled to be installed in October of 2019.  The Greiners donated the “AC” (Artist Copy) bronze casting to TCKF.

Prayer Benches – New Prayer Benches have been installed honoring different people and organizations. The Benches were donated for gifts of $777 to help build the garden.

 

 

TCKF WISH LIST /FUTURE PRIORITIES:

 

TEMPORARY GIFT SHOP ($50,000) – A temporary Gift Shop will be placed next to the TCKF office, which will offer art gifts from the three donor artists, Beverly Paddleford, David Broussard and Max Greiner, Jr.

FRONT ENTRANCE LIGHTS ($3,000) – A strong light will be placed on a 30’ pole to illuminate the garden entrance sign, Broussard’s sculpture of three nails and the new “Jordan River Crossing” Water Feature.

FRONT ENTRANCE PATIOS ($10,000) – The remainder of the front entrance patio areas will be completed when funds are available.

FRONT ENTRANCE TERRACED LANDSCAPING ($5,000) – Beautiful native limestone rock outcroppings will be created with desert plants on both sides of the main entrance.

SEATING AROUND RESTROOMS ($2,250) – Massive 5’ long limestone blocks will line the pavement around the new restrooms, which will serve as benches.

FRONT SIGN ($1,155) – The original 2005 brown and white park style sign at the front entrance of the garden facing IH-10 needs to be replaced.

SECURITY/STREAMING VIDEO CAMERAS ($3,000) – The security camera system and streaming video from the cross needs to be reestablished.

PRAYER BENCHES ($4,250) – New Prayer Benches need to be added between the “Hope” sculpture and the “Star Of David” sculpture on the western Prayer Path.

LION SCRIPTURE PLAQUES ($80,000) – Giant bronze plaques need to be cast to surround the limestone “Lion Of Judah” base. These bronze plates will feature the Ten Commandments, the New Commandments and the Greatest Commandment.  In addition, plaques will feature the names of God the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit, in addition to other scriptures from the Old Testament.

FENCES ($5,000) – Wood and wire fences are need at the top of the garden to hide the work area and create a barrier to adjoining property.

BLUE SHED MAINTENANCE SHOP ($2,000) – Materials are needed to create a workshop behind the restrooms and pump house.

STAIRWAY FROM UPPER PARKING LOT TO MIDDLE LOT ($40,000) – Two sets of concrete steps are needed from the upper parking lot to the lower picnic/walking area and lower parking lot.

PUMPHOUSE AIR CONDITIONER ($600) – An air conditioner is needed in the pump house to keep the water pumps and security camera equipment from overheating.

VISITORS WELCOME CENTER ($6,000,000) –  Public restrooms, theater, museums, displays, meeting areas, giftshop gallery and TCKF offices!

ABOUT TCKF:The Coming King foundation (TCKF) is a non-profit, 501c3 Art Museum, formed on 5/6/04 to build spiritual sculpture gardens across the USA and world. For more information: (830) 928-7774 visit: www.thecomingkingfoundation.org

ABOUT THE GARDEN:The 24.5 acre art park is the only place in the world where the 77’7” contemporary sculpture called “The Empty Cross” can be seen. It is the “Most Symbolic Cross Sculpture in the World”. In addition, seven other monumental sculptures can also be viewed at this location. It is also the only place where all of Greiner’s monumental sculptures are on display. A “Path To Heaven” uses 77 Bible verses, in multiple languages, to present the Gospel of Jesus Christ. The free garden is open from 7:00 AM until midnight, 365 days a year. Tax deductable donations are welcomed, since the non-profit project is being built on faith in God, without debt.