By Rebecca Jefferis Williamson
East County’s Shadow Mountain Community Church hosted Tim Tebow, New York Jet’s backup QB, to speak at a Fathers’ Day service held Sunday, June 17, 2012, at Qualcomm Stadium.
ESPN, NFL TV and other media were in attendance but what was a common and very true sentiment was voiced by attendees like Jose Luis Duenas and his wife, Carmalina, who came to see Tebow because “He is a good example for boys.”
Alex Hotye, of El Cajon, observed that of course, curious “sports fans” would come but also church members.
Tebow may have cleared out attendance in other local pews on this Sunday morning. Churches may have been better served doing a quick prayer service on Tebow’d knee and releasing their congregation to attend. Tebow’s message urged “Finish Strong” and as the mini-mob around him following the service attested to – he did as well.