The Basement releases statement about status of the ministry

Shelby County Sheriff's Office
Shelby County Sheriff's Office

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (WIAT) – Youth evangelist Matt Pitt remains behind bars in Shelby County, and the ministry he served in has released a statement on the status of the ministry as it continues without Pitt at the helm.

Pitt faces charges of impersonating a peace officer.

He pleaded guilty to similar charges in 2012.

Over the weekend, The Basement, the ministry Pitt helped found in 2004, released a statement regarding the situation.

The statement read:

“The Basement is stronger than ever. No one involved in The Basement is concerned about it ending or slowing down.”

Pitt is scheduled to appear in court in late September.

Copyright 2013 WIAT-TV CBS 42

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