In an arena he seems most comfortable, Tim Tebow was greeted by over 15,000 adoring Christians at an outdoor Easter service in Georgetown, TX where he was interviewed by Celebration Church pastor Joe Champion about his faith and the role it plays in his NFL career. Tebow stressed the importance of being bold.
"It's OK to be outspoken about your faith," Tebow said.
He also took admonished professional athletes who insist they are not role models.
"Yes you are. You're just not a good one," Tebow said.
Champion asked Tebow what he thought needed to change culturally in America.
"First and foremost is what this country was based on: one nation under God. The more that we can get back to that," Tebow said to applause.
Christians who gathered to see Tebow drove hundreds of miles and some wore Tim Tebow New York Jets jerseys to celebrate the star quarterback. Still, more understood that the importance of the day was not about "Tebowing" but about Christianity.
One attendee said, "I'm a fan of any pro athlete who stands up for his faith. We're thrilled to be part of this. It's not about football. Whatever gets more people over to the cross, I'm in favor of."
Let the church say, AMEN!
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