“It's very important, because when people come looking for us, they don't know where we are without a sign. And many times they say ‘Where's your sign?’” Ray said, adding that she wants the answer to that question, too.
Last May, she selected a design for a sign and paid a $3,000 deposit to John Wellman and his Ohio company, Sign Source. Ray said Wellman promised the sign would be ready by the end of June.
“With Mr. Wellman being in bad health, we tried to have patience and work with him. Being a church, I even told him I'd be praying for him when he said he had bad health and all," Ray said
Ray had an attorney send Wellman a letter. But by January, even that had not done any good, Ray said, so she called 5 On Your Side.
When 5 On Your Side called Wellman, he said he had to put five or six orders "on the back burner" when he got sick. Wellman promised to send Ray a $3,000 refund check within 10 business days.
Once she gets the check, Rays said the church will find someone else to build a sign. And then people can finally find the church, she hopes.