What will happen to 'The Basement' without Matt Pitt? | News
BIRMINGHAM, AL (WBRC)- Youth evangelist Matt Pitt remains in the Shelby County Jail with a
hearing scheduled for September 24th. With his future up in the air, some are wondering about the future of his ministry.
Pitt's followers have been expressing their support for him through social media as Pitt has left a lasting impression on countless people through his ministry "The Basement."
"I, as with many People, don't know where I would be without Matt Pitt and The Basement. For six going on seven years now, my daughter and I have been a part of The Basement and I've enjoyed seeing peoples' lives get touched by the hands of God... I STAND behind Matt Pitt one-hundred percent," said Diane Carroll.
"Matt Pitt is such a blessing to have a leader! If it wasn't for him and The Basement, I don't know where I'd be! Nothing no one can do or say will ever change that because I know the impact he has had on me and thousands of others," said Cameron Haynes.
What remains to be seen is what Pitt's troubles mean for the future of The Basement. Dr Timothy George, Dean of Beeson Divinity School at Samford University, does not know Pitt personally but he says his heart goes out to him and his ministry.
"Make it a matter of praying, seeking the mind of Christ for the future of the congregation. Prayer for Brother Pitt," said Dr. George. "This has got to be a time of crisis for them. I would say to them ‘Put your trust in God. He's the Lord. No human leader who can redeem or save you no matter how worthy they may be. We all have failures.'"
Fox6 called the office of The Basement for a comment and left a message, but our calls have not been returned.
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