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About 30,000 expected at Tebow Easter speech

Tim Tebow listens to a question during a

Tim Tebow listens to a question during a news conference where he was introduced as a quarterback for the Jets. (March 23, 2012) Photo Credit: Craig Ruttle

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 for Tebow's visit to Celebration Church. People want to hear what Tebow, a devout Christian, has to say.

To help make things run smoother with the massive number expected to attend, the church is renting 110 buses to pick up people from six locations around the area. The church has no plans to turn 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 about 20 miles north of Austin -- to deliver his message. But the pastor made it clear that 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."

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