Pastor at The Woodlands First Baptist Church resigns after prostitution arrest
THE WOODLANDS, Texas -- The Woodlands First Baptist Church has received and accepted the resignation of Dr. Eddie Hilburn, a senior pastor recently arrested on prostitution-related charges.
"In regard to the recent arrest of Dr. Eddie Hilburn, The Woodlands First Baptist Church has received and accepted his resignation and has taken steps to notify the congregation," reads the statement from the church. "This is a difficult time for Eddie, his family and our church. We continue to seek God’s will with grace and truth, providing love and support to all those affected, while reaffirming our commitment to the highest expectations for our Church and its leadership."
Hilburn was arrested July 19 in Harris County after allegedly attempting to pay an undercover police officer for sexual activities.
The 52-year-old had been a pastor at The Woodlands First Baptist Church since 2012.