By Tammy Moore Teague
Anyone who travels Highway 71 has most likely seen them. The massive signs imprinted with the 10 Commandments, towering boldly proclaiming Christ. For one local man, erecting these banners has become his life’s calling.
“It started because I had spent my life working and when I retired I wanted to do something more,” the anonymous sign builder said. He asked us not to reveal his name, simply because he does not want any personal credit. He quoted the scripture Isaiah 13:2 as an inspiration for the ministry. “Lift ye up a banner upon the high mountain, exalt the voice unto them, shake the hand, that they may go into the gates of the nobles.”
Since that time, he and three others, have constructed multiple signs throughout Arkansas and Oklahoma. Additionally, he has a portable unit, which he mobilizes and sets up in different locations.
He doesn’t ask for, nor does he accept, monetary donations. He has had some donated materials, which he has utilized in building the signs. “Some of these banners cost $18,000 to build, and we do not ask for donations.” But what he would like to do is find more locations to erect the signs. He added that he would like to put banners on the interstate, Highway 10 and Highway 64. “Just any road that is well traveled.”
If you are a landowner and would like to have one of these banners on your property you can contact us. Additionally, any churches or businesses that would like the mobile unit parked on their lot, you can contact him on his Facebook page.