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Matt Pitt's mother speaks out

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Tonight at 10 p.m. we'll air Janice Rogers' exclusive interview with Missy Pitt, Matt Pitt's mom. Source: WBRC video Tonight at 10 p.m. we'll air Janice Rogers' exclusive interview with Missy Pitt, Matt Pitt's mom. Source: WBRC video
Missy Pitt shared this photo of her with her son Matt at a young age. Source: Missy Pitt/family photo Missy Pitt shared this photo of her with her son Matt at a young age. Source: Missy Pitt/family photo
Missy Pitt says her son wanted to be a preacher from a young age, and wrote a short book (pictured in part here) about being a preacher. Source: Missy Pitt/family photo Missy Pitt says her son wanted to be a preacher from a young age, and wrote a short book (pictured in part here) about being a preacher. Source: Missy Pitt/family photo
Matt Pitt speaks in the original Basement--the basement of his parents' home. Source: Missy Pitt/family photo Matt Pitt speaks in the original Basement--the basement of his parents' home. Source: Missy Pitt/family photo
Matt Pitt preaches before a crowd in Birmingham's Linn Park. Source: Missy Pitt/family photo Matt Pitt preaches before a crowd in Birmingham's Linn Park. Source: Missy Pitt/family photo
BIRMINGHAM, AL (WBRC) -

Police arrested youth evangelist Matt Pitt on August 20 after a warrant was issued against him on the charge of impersonating a peace officer.

Pitt's mom, Missy, had not spoken publicly about her son's arrest until a TV interview with Fox6 News anchor Janice Rogers.

"We don't get to see him physically, we get to see him through a TV monitor," Missy Pitt explained.

In the interview, Missy Pitt also talks about how she knew her son would be a minister, even back when he was only five-years-old.

"I want him out of there, I want to hold him and hug him. As a mom, I want him out of there," she said.

Pitt remains in the Shelby County Jail. A hearing for Pitt is set for October 15, when a judge will decide if Pitt should have his probation revoked.

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