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Tebow to speak at Easter Sunday service
Tim Tebow always draws a crowd and he’s expected to draw a pretty big one Sunday.
The Jets quarterback is scheduled to speak for about 20 minutes in front of an estimated 30,000 people during an outdoor Easter Worship service at a church in Georgetown, Texas. Scaffolding and trellises had to be erected due to Tebow’s visit to Celebration Church. People want to hear what Tebow, who’s a devout Christian, has to say.
To help makes things run smoother due to the massive number of people expected to attend, the church is renting 110 buses to pick up worshipers from six different locations around the area. The church has no plans of turning anyone away.
“Obviously it's our Super Bowl,” Celebration Church pastor Joe Champion told KVUE. “Easter is the resurrection of Christ, which we celebrate in our faith. We feel like it's going to be a testimony to the community. We want it to be a family event.”
Champion wasn’t sure why Tebow’s representatives chose his church -- which is located north of Austin -- as a place to deliver his message. But the pastor made it clear Tebow’s appearance is strictly about the celebration of a religious holiday.
“There will be the sacredness of Easter,” he said. “It's not a Tim Tebow show. It's not about a celebrity. There's really only one celebrity that we are going to honor and highlight.”