Christ Pilot Me Hill

Christ Pilot Me Hill

Christ Pilot Me Hill

The "Christ Pilot Me Hill" is located in Ness County, Kansas on Highway 96 just east of Bazine, Kansas.

This landmark was selected as one of the Eight Wonders of Ness County and has been a favorite site for travelers along Highway 96 for many years.

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The idea and inspiration for this project came from Kenneth R. Timken, a school teacher in Bazine. in early 1940 as he was listening to a recording of "Jesus Savior, Pilot Me", Mr. Timken was inspired by the thought as to how nice the words "Christ Pilot Me" would look on a hill owned by Robert and Mary (Ryersee) Marshall located just outside of Bazine.

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In August 1940 his idea came to fruitation thanks to the generosity of the Marshall family and the hard work of some forty youth from churches in Bazine. The youth laid the rock to form the words and the hill quickly became an area landmark for both motorists and aviators.

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Later on lights were added to illuminate the message and then in 1991 the crosses were added to the top of the hill.  Easter Sunrise servicers have been regularly held at the site.

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Christ Pilot Me Hill Map

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