Mammoth-sized ‘Chalk Jesus’ spans 17,000 square feet

Their chalk drawing spans nearly 17,000 square feet. (NBC/KXAS)

GRAPEVINE, Texas (NBC/KXAS) — Members of a church in Texas are racing to finish what they hope will be the world’s largest chalk drawing.

Members of Fellowship Church in Gravevine are trying to set the world record for their mammoth-sized portrait of Jesus Christ.

Their chalk drawing spans nearly 17,000 square feet.

It took hundreds of volunteers, 6,700 individual pieces of chalk, and 125 bags of charcoal to create the portrait.

The Church says the purpose of “Chalk Jesus” is to get people interested in and talking about the church in the days leading to Easter.

The portrait will stay in place through Sunday’s Easter services, at which point congregation members will then wash it away.

Rain showers are possible for Sunday, according to the forecast.

If the rains come, the Church has said they understand that may make the Chalk Jesus “an abstract art piece.” provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Users who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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