Tim Tebow at CCU

On Wednesday April 25, Cincinnati Christian University hosted Heisman Trophy winner and NFL quarterback Tim Tebow. Mr Tebow is nationally known for being an athlete open about his Christian faith.

Unfortunately, Tim’s flight was delayed and he did not arrive to campus until 40 minutes after scheduled. Still, CCU staff adjusted to a revised schedule and professionally accommodated campus guests. A sold out crowd listened as two Cincinnati Christian University students interviewed Mr Tebow in a general admission event. Afterward, Tebow headlined a fundraising banquet where he was interviewed by CCU President David Faust. Overall, Mr Tebow spoke to approximately 2,000 people while at Cincinnati Christian University.

While reflecting on events from his college and professional career, Mr. Tebow used the opportunity to describe how his faith has influenced his vocation. He encouraged attendees to not limit their influence to words, stating that, “people are affected much more by what we do than by what we say.”
CCU senior Leah Claibourne was excited that Tebow visited. “Its hard to stand up for you faith in this world and he’s able to do that. There’s always going to be haters. People are always going to be criticizing. There’s always going to be complaints and people who don’t agree but its important to stand strong,”

CCU alum Ron Vance, associate minister at the Western Hills Church of Christ, was excited that Tebow visited. “I’m all for it. I think he is an amazing man. Anyone who does anything they believe in, they’re going to find criticism. And that’s exactly what’s happening to him.”

Coverage of the event was featured in the online editions of the Wall Street Journal, the Washington Post, and Sports Illustrated.

Below are a few photographs from the general admission event.