Greetings Everyone,

The Korean artist GWANG HYUK RHEE has a unique artistic gift. He creates pictures out of Words. One of his works of art is made up of the entire New Testament written out by hand. It took him two years to complete this picture. The artist meticulously drew the picture by hand with a very fine tipped pen. It is not a painting, but a picture created by writing thousands of words with shaded letters.

There are about 185,000 words on the scroll with an average of a thousand words per line. The letters are drawn, some thick and some thin so that they bring out a picture of Christ. There are 27 angels surrounding Christ and looking to him, representing the 27 books of the New Testament. The original work was 6 feet long by 4 feet wide.  The figure of Christ is not imposed onto the words, the words reveal the picture of Christ as they are inked light and dark to bring out the portrait of Christ.

The WORDS have become FLESH. Out of the Word arises The Word — Jesus Christ — the Word which became flesh. “The Word became flesh and made his dwelling among us”. (John 1:14 NKJV) This is the great truth that sets Christianity apart from all other world religions. Our God did not stay remote and unapproachable; He has come to us as a friend. He did not just write us a letter. He did not just send us a representative. He did not just speak his laws from a mountain. He came to us as one of u

“Behold, the virgin shall be with child, and bear a Son, and they shall call His name Immanuel,” which is translated, “God with us.”

Matthew 1:23

Pastor Allen


About Pastor Allen

Pastor Allen and his wife Molly have been pastoring Praise Tabernacle for over 16 years. Having grown up in Canada as the son of a pastor, he began attending bible college over 30 years ago. Before graduating, he met Molly, his wife of 31 years, at school. Together they have pastored in Canada and Maine before coming to RI. They also have raised two children, Margo and Levi. Levi is now married to his wife Gilannie and they a beautiful child named Gia. As the Rhode Island director of Christians United for Israel, Pastor Allen strongly supports the State of Israel. His strong desire is to encourage people in their faith and to tell unbelievers that God is their friend and not their enemy.