Youth Pastor’s Parents: It Was ‘God’s Plan’ That He Be Incarcerated
Matt Pitt, founder of an Alabama youth ministry, was found with drugs in his system when he violated parole for impersonating a police officer. But his parents say this is what God wants.
Brandon Vessell had testified that Pitt had flashed a badge when he confronted him about a rifle in June. During the hearing, it was also revealed that Pitt had drugs in his system at the time of his arrest. Sgt. Chris Sharit of the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Department notified the court that the arrest occurred after he reviewed an interview Pitt did with WTVM that showed the youth pastor intoxicated.
“He had drugs in his system,” Shelby County District Attorney Robbie Owens explained. “But he also had numerous prescriptions for drugs. The question better asked is whether or not the drugs in his system were taken as therapeutic doses, in other words, were they overtaken.”
…But parents Larry and Missy Pitt insisted to reporters that the arrest was part of God’s plan.“It’s just a test of faith, to stay strong and believe that God’s going to do the right thing, which I know he will,” Larry Pitt remarked. “If you read through the Bible, different testimonies of different situations. A lot of men went through a lot of situations. God’s got a plan and I know he’ll prevail on this.”