Justo Gallego Martínez (also known as Don Justo) was born on 20th September 1925 in Mejorada del Campo)who has been erecting a cathedral-like building in the town of Mejorada del Campo in the Community of Madrid, Spain, since 1961.
The Church does not have any planning permissions nor has any benedictions of any church authority. He build the massive church all alone working for the last 53 years laying brick by brick and so far the cathedral totals an astonishing 8,000 square meters.
He was a former monk but left the system due to illness, after he recovered he spent his time on building the church using his own money, on his own land. The massive undertaking is built almost entirely from local materials that he is able to salvage, and now topped out at 131 feet. The cathedral just needs a few finishing touches — like a roof, some windows and permits.
Don Justo has created no formal drawings or engineering plans. His background in farming did not stop him from taking on such a challenging project, Most of the bricks are salvaged from nearby brick factories, and cathedral’s walls are certainly unorthodox.
He is now applying for permissions so that it may be used as as a house of prayer and worship. Nothing is Impossible to us in Christ.