Evans Clinchy
Monday April 9th, 2012

There was no bigger celebration this Easter Sunday than in Georgetown, Texas, where Tim Tebow stole the show at local Celebration Church with a sermon to a crowd of over 15,000.

"In Christianity, it's the Pope and Tebow right now," pastor Joe Champion told NFL.com. "We didn't have enough room to handle the Pope."

The New York Jets' backup quarterback and devout Christian spoke to a massive crowd outdoors, addressing everything from athletes' status as role models in the world to the latest trend of praying on one knee, or "Tebowing."

"I really don't think I was the first athlete to get on a knee and pray, and it's funny because I've actually had the same routine for the last seven years, and just this year they started calling it Tebowing," Tebow said. "I do think it's pretty cool because at least prayer is being talked about. My biggest prayer is for a high school kid to get on a knee and pray and it's not something that's unique or different."

Tebow's speech centered on the idea of uniting Americans behind faith-based values. "First and foremost is what this country was based on: one nation under God," he said.

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