Religion

30,000 Expected for Tim Tebow’s Easter Sermon

| by Michael Allen

New York Jets quarterback Tim Tebow will deliver the Easter sermon on Sunday at the Celebration Church in Georgetown, Texas.

The church told KVUE-TV that it’s building bleachers on a 60-acre outdoor space for what it expects to be a crowd of as many as 30,000 people.

Joe Champion, pastor at the Celebration Church, said: “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.”

At the same time, Pastor Champion said it’s not all about glorifying Tebow: “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."