SAN DIEGO (AP) – A televangelist wants to build a Christian-themed resort in San Diego that includes fancy timeshare suites, a Biblical museum, high-tech attractions and a 20-foot-high replica of Jerusalem’s wailing wall.
The San Diego Union-Tribune says Morris Cerullo is planning the $125 million project on the site of a foreclosed Mission Valley hotel he bought more than four years ago.
The project would include 127 suites, a spa and other amenities along with Cerullo’s new ministry headquarters, a Biblical museum housing Judeo-Christian artifacts, hologram-filled catacombs and a theater offering an immersive through-the-Bible movie experience – including actual mist during the parting of the Red Sea.
Cerullo’s ministry hopes to draw up to 400,000 annual visitors. The project still needs City Council approval but the ministry hopes to break ground this year.