Georgetown church gearing up for Easter visit from Tim Tebow

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by SHELTON GREEN / KVUE News and Photojournalist DATHAN HULL

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Posted on April 4, 2012 at 9:35 PM

Updated Thursday, Apr 5 at 2:57 PM

GEORGETOWN – One of the biggest names in sports who also happens to be a devout Christian is heading to Georgetown for Easter Sunday. 

On Wednesday, the first signs of Tim Tebow fever hitting Georgetown could be seen on 60 acres at the Celebration Church. Scaffolding and trellises were erected Wednesday on the church’s property for the Tebow visit.
 
The New York Jets quarterback will speak for 20 minutes during an outdoor worship service that could draw as many as 30,000 people for the Easter Service beginning at 10 a.m.
 
“Obviously it's our Super Bowl," said Joe Champion, pastor at the Celebration Church. "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."
 
There will be no parking at the Celebration Church site at 1202 Rabbit Hill Drive. Instead, the church is renting 110 buses to pick up the masses from six different locations in Round Rock and Georgetown.
 
Pastor Champion still doesn’t know exactly why his congregation was chosen by the Tebow camp as a place for him to speak. The pastor did say that Easter was not the original date chosen by Tebow's representatives.
 
“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,” added Pastor Champion.
 
Event organizers say all are welcome, and the church doesn’t plan on turning people away.
 
Shuttle rides are free to and from the event. For more information on where to catch the shuttles, click here.

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