In the ’50s, a guy known as the Desert Pastor hired Inglewood sculptor Frank Antone Martin to put up some Jesus statues out by Yucca Valley. The steel-reinforced plaster sculptures depict Jesus doing typical Jesus things like eating the Last Supper and and holding his arms out in that way where it’s not quite clear if he’s going for the hug or a handshake. Many crumbled in a 1992 earthquake and haven’t been repaired.
Just 7-8 miles from Joshua Tree. 56200 Sunnyslope Dr. (Yucca Valley), desertchristpark.org