Tim Tebow and Manny Pacquiao call each other brothers in Christ

Tim Tebow and Manny Pacquiao are "brothers" in Christ.(Instagram/Tim Tebow)

Fellow Christian athletes Tim Tebow and Manny Pacquiao have found a kinship in their faith and call each other brothers in Jesus Christ.

Tebow visited the famed Filipino boxer in his gym while he was working out to prepare for his upcoming bout against Floyd Mayweather Jr. in Las Vegas on May 2, and called Pacquiao his "inspiration."

On his Instagram page (@TimTebow), Tebow posted a picture of himself with Pacquiao while they were surrounded by the media and captioned it, "Awesome being with my Filipino and Christian brother."

Tebow is actually an American football quarterback who was born in the Philippines back in 1987 while his parents Robert and Pamela were serving as Baptist missionaries.

Pacquiao, who is also a Filipino congressman from General Santos City, appreciated Tebow's visit and also shared a photo with Tebow on his Instagram account (@emmanuelpacquiao).

"Good to be with my brother in Christ," he wrote.

Both Tebow and Pacquiao are into charitable works. Tebow is the head of the Tim Tebow Foundation, which helps create children's playrooms in hospitals, give financial support to families who choose to adopt, and provide food and shelter to abandoned children, among many others.

"From a very early age, my parents instilled in me the importance of God's word, the salvation we have in His Son Jesus and the responsibility we have to give back to others," Tebow said about his foundation, adding that it is their mission to "bring Faith, Hope and Love to those needing a brighter day in their darkest hour of need."

Meanwhile, Pacquiao just invested $6.7 million for the creation of The Word for Everyone community in his hometown, which will provide shelter, education, and spiritual healing to poverty-stricken Filipinos.

"I owe everything to God. I have to give it back to Him. The amount is nothing compared to what God has done to my life," Pacquiao said to Philboxing.com. "I want to leave behind a legacy of faith and a House of God. This is more self-fulfilling than my achievements in boxing and politics."