30,000 expected for Tim Tebow's Easter sermon at Texas megachurch
Organizers are expecting more than 30,000 attendees to flock to the megachurch's Easter event, and are building bleachers to accomodate the throngs of expected worshippers, football fans, and college girls from Florida who hope to get their pictures taken alongside Tebow.
The Easter Sunday mass-Mass is called Easter on the Hill, and the Celebration Church will stage the event outdoors on their 110-acre campus in Georgetown, TX. Quite appropriately for an Easter event, the venue is located on Rabbit Hill Road.
"As the son of an NFL coach," founding pastor Joe Champion said in a statement, "and also someone who came to know Christ thanks to two NFL players who were willing to share the Gospel with me, I am extremely excited to have Tim Tebow with us this year. We believe this year’s service will impact the lives of those who would never enter the doors of a church."
Pastor Joe's father coached in the NFL and CFL, and Pastor Joe himself played college football for LSU. He may encourage Tebow to work on his awkward throwing mechanics before he tosses any eggs out in the Easter egg hunt.
Tebow is expected to speak for about 20 minutes in a 10 a.m. service. There will also be some Christian rock music.
If you're in Texas and interested in seeing Tebow's Easter sermon, you can text "EASTERONTHEHILL" to 70000 to get updates on the event.
Parking will not be provided at the event. Shuttle services are available, though, from free parking at six nearby parking lot locations. Wheelchair access will be provided, though might not be necessary if Tebow touches you on the forehead.
Tebow was last seen this week getting a mani-pedi at a West Hollywood salon. No word on whether or not he got "Ephesians 1:4" painted on his toenails.