A church in Georgetown, Texas is expecting a very important guest speaker at its Easter Sunday service this weekend: none other than Tim Tebow.
The New York Jets backup quarterback, and devout Christian, is expected to give a 20-minute speech during an outdoor worship service at Celebration Church in Georgetown. The event will be open to the public, and as many as 30,000 people are expected to attend.
“Obviously it's our Super Bowl," pastor Joe Champion told local TV station 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."
The event is expected to be so massive that no parking will be available at the church -- instead, the church will rent 110 buses to deliver spectators to see Tebow.
Nevertheless, Champion insists, the focus will be on Jesus, not on the football sensation. “There will be the sacredness of Easter," the pastor 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."