updated 04/08/2012 AT 8:00 PM ET
•originally published 04/08/2012 AT 8:30 PM ET
Tebow-mania reached new heights Easter Sunday, as thousands of worshippers descended on a central Texas town to catch a glimpse of outspoken NFL quarterback Tim Tebow.
Nearly 15,000 flocked to Celebration Church in Georgetown, Texas, about 20 miles north of Austin, Sunday morning to hear the newest New York Jet speak.
Traveling over 100 miles to get there in some cases, churchgoers gathered in fields for a music-filled outdoor service. And dozens of school buses began to arrive before sunup Sunday, with Tebow fans eager to catch a glimpse of the deeply devout Christian football star.