The Cross of Tomball Story

It All Began with a Mother's Mission

With a trip to the Smokey Mountains after the death of her only son, Ryan Paul Whitaker, God began a healing process. Seeing three giant crosses sprinkled across the Rocky Mountains, Paula Whitaker vowed to God that she would one day construct such a beautiful testimony to God's love in her hometown of Tomball, Texas. 

Ryan Paul Whitaker Memorial Foundation

Ryan Paul Whitaker

A Life with a Legacy - Ryan's Story

The Ryan Paul Whitaker Memorial Foundation

The work and ministries supported by The Ryan Paul Whitaker Memorial Foundation.

A Mother with a Mission

Ryan's mother's story to leave a legacy for her son.

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Visit The Cross of Tomball

Many people have been drawn to the Cross of Tomball, one of several big crosses in Texas, to lay down addictions and hurts and have been lead to Jesus. When asked, “How did you find yourself here,” most replied, “I just went to The Cross.” With God’s help and the power of His Holy Spirit, it is Paula Whitaker’s prayer that many will be blessed and come to know the love of Jesus and that God’s love is BIG, much bigger than this giant Texas cross.

May this big cross in Houston, Texas be used to show that God's love is given freely because of our Savior’s Cross.

Located at River of Praise Campus

13215 Boudreaux Estates Dr, Tomball, Texas 77377, United States

To contact Paula Whitaker about the Ryan Paul Whitaker Life with a Legacy, call 281-684-7045 or email


Monday - Sunday: 9am - 10pm

Anyone may come to pray, sit and meditate, visit the Cross of Tomball at the times it is open to the public. “Everyone is Welcome to come to the Cross!” 

The Ryan Paul Whitaker Foundation

Based on Matthew 25:35-40, your support and contributions to the Ryan Paul Whitaker Memorial Foundation will  continue the legacy of helping others and to build more giant crosses in Texas to bring glory to God, and point people to the Cross of Jesus Christ.

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