Youth evangelist Matt Pitt was arrested 48 days ago on a bond revocation charge. He's still being held in the Shelby County Jail without bond.
Pitt is accused of impersonating a peace officer in Jefferson County back in June, a charge that he previously faced in 2012 in Shelby County.
But those close to him say his jail cell isn't stopping him from spreading God's message. Some of the guys who have visited Pitt in jail say he's having Bible studies and ministering to inmates while he's locked up.
While Pitt is ministering inside the jail, his supporters continue to spread his message outside the jail. They've started a movement called "Free Pitt."
The group is traveling around the metro Birmingham area spreading Matt's story. They took their message on the road and went to Atlanta, may make a stop in Montgomery soon.
Pitt's supporters are staying positive. One of the leaders of the Free Pitt movement, Vince Lovell, says they're relying on Romans 8:28 to get them through this rough patch.
"Romans 8:28, which says all things no matter what happens as long as you love God and try to live according to his purpose, that no matter what happens it'll work out for your good. And we stand firm on that. [Pitt] in a cell will work out because it brings awareness to him which brings awareness to the Gospel," Lovell said.
Recently, Fox6 News anchor Janice Rogers sat down with Matt Pitt's mother Missy for an exclusive interview. Watch Fox6 News tonight at 10 p.m. to hear her side of the story from a mother's perspective.
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