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Art Car Bio

At the January 29, 2023, quarterly update, approval was received from the congregation to begin the process of creating an Art Car to be placed in the church parking lot on the corner of 4th Street and Warren.


The Winslow, Arizona Art Car project is designed with several goals in mind:

  • Connect to and get involved with our local community.

  • Promote tourism in the City of Winslow.

  • Glorify God by spreading His Word.

  • Reach out and evangelize through this creative medium.


The following church members were recruited to serve on the Art Car team:  J.R. Carmody, Jeff and Kassie Dixon, Afton and Lisa Foster, Jim and Lisa MacLean, Chuck Olszewski, Mike and Brandee Leary.


After a common vision was established, the team set out to find just the right car for the project. A 1941 Hudson Commodore was located here in town in the back storage lot at Currell’s Bargain Barn.  The Currells were wonderful to work with and allowed the church to purchase the car for only $1,500.   

After purchasing the Hudson, Tri-R Towing donated their services to move the car into the MacLean’s back yard where it would be worked on by the team for the next several months.


While the Hudson was being transformed the team set about preparing the corner where the car would eventually be displayed.  The team had decided on a Historic Route 66 theme.  The City of Winslow was a huge help by donating most of the materials for the actual corner motif.

Joshua 1:9 Be strong and courageous for the Lord your God is with you wherever you go!


After hours of grinding, sanding, metal work and priming, the Hudson was finally taken to Dalton Motors

Dalton Motors donated their time to do the final preparatory work and then paint the car the period specific “seafoam” green that the team had selected for the color.  The paint itself was donated to the project by O’Reilly’s Auto Parts.

The painted car was then taken by Dalton Motors to House of Tint where the vinyl decals and scriptures were applied free of labor charges. 

After being worked on and housed at House of Tint the car was moved to the FBC parking lot on the evening of Saturday, September 23rd.


Maneuvering the Hudson into place turned out to be a difficult task.

Pictured below are members of the Art Car Team who, after getting the car secured in its final display place, put on all of the final touches.

Team members pictured from left to right: J.R. Carmody, Jim MacLean, Lisa MacLean, Chuck Olszewski, Mike Leary, Brandee Leary, Kassie Dixon, Jeff Dixon. (Not pictured: Afton Foster and Lisa Foster)

“NO PEEKING” – The Hudson is positioned under canopies and ready for the big reveal tomorrow on Sunday, September 24th.

The Cross Seekers Sunday morning bible study class helped to set up for the big reveal.

Chuck Olszewski cuts the ribbon for the Winslow Chamber of Commerce.

The following Scriptures or Scripture references can be found on the Art Car:

Front Headlights:

           Matt. 4:16         The people who were sitting darkness saw a great light,                                       and those who were sitting in the land and shadow of                                         death, upon them a light dawned.

           Ps. 119:105       Your word is a lamp to my feet and a light to my path.



           Ps. 18:28           For You light my lamp: The Lord my God illumines my                                         darkness.

           John 8:12          Then Jesus again spoke to them, saying, “I am the Light                                     of the world; he who follows Me will not walk in the                                             darkness, but will have the Light of life.”


Sides of the Car:

          Gal. 5:22 – 23     But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience,                                         kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control;                                     against such things there is no law.



          Acts 16:31          Believe in the Lord Jesus, and you will be saved.

First Baptist Church would like to officially thank the following individuals and businesses who helped us along the way with their donations and service.

  1. Janet Curell of Curell’s Bargain Barn

  2. Jack Dalton & Dalton Motors

  3. O’Reilly Auto Parts

  4. Harold Nimtz & House of Tint

  5. Tri R Towing

  6. Tim Westover & The City of Winslow

  7. Ken Light & Wild West Xpress LLC

  8. The Winslow Arts Council

  9. The Winslow Chamber of Commerce

  10. Doug Walton & HMR Metal Works

  11. Andy Lowry & Big Lowry’s Customs


We hope and pray that the First Baptist Church Art Car brings all of you joy and encouragement! We want the entire community to know that Jesus is Lord!!!

If we can be of service or minister to you in any way contact us at

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Pictured below are some of the before and after views of the car so that it is easy to see the transformation

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