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In the offseason, Tim Tebow is determined to do his share of good deeds. The newly-minted Jets player left the Big Apple today, heading to Texas to do a little a preaching to a huge congregation of worshippers. Celebration Church in Georgetown, Texas hosted the event, which was expected to bring in over 30,000 people to celebrate the rising of Jesus Christ as well as a little football cheer. Pastor Joe Champion would not have anyone believe the event was meant to highlight celebrities, however.
“There will be the sacredness of Easter. 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."
Regardless of whether or not Tebow was brought in simply to up the congregational numbers, the quarterback is known for his overt religious references on and off the field, and his fervor should have served him well in front of the huge crowd, although Champion did tell KVUE he was not sure why Tebow chose to speak in Texas today. Regardless, Champion is happy the 24 year-old player made the decision he did.
“Obviously it's our Super Bowl. 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."
It seems the event went pretty well. Not only did it draw a big crowd this morning, Tebow went to Twitter less than an hour ago to spurt out a favorite bible verse in favor of the Easter holiday. I wonder what insights the quarterback had in him today.