THE WOODLANDS, Texas – A pastor in The Woodlands was arrested on a prostitution-related charge.
Eddie Hilburn, who is an Associate Pastor at The Woodlands First Baptist Church, is charged with prostitution.
Court documents state he attempted to pay a person for sex.
Hilburn, 52, was arrested on Wednesday.
The church released a statement that read, "The Woodlands First Baptist Church is still gathering information regarding our staff member Eddie Hilburn. We can assure you that a statement will be issued once all facts are known, and administration has had an opportunity to review them. We appreciate your patience in the meantime, and we continue to look to God for guidance."
According to his bio on The Woodlands First Baptist Church's website, Hilburn began working for the church in 2012. Hilburn "coaches other staff members as they live out their calling, leads the reFresh Wednesday night event, and occasionally preaches on Sunday."
He and his wife have three children, the website states.
The Woodlands First Baptist Church released the following statement:
"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. 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."