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Former youth pastor at Odessa church arrested in online predator sting

Matthew Holman (Source: Midland Sheriff's Department) Matthew Holman (Source: Midland Sheriff's Department)
MIDLAND COUNTY, TX (KWES) -

Pastor Weeks DuBose says he's known Matt Holman since he was nine-years-old.

Holman was arrested Thursday as a part of a DPS-led undercover effort to identify and apprehend sexual predators online that resulted in the arrests of 6 men total.

Holman was a paid member of the church as the Youth Director since January and was let go as of Sunday.

Pastor DuBose says there were no problems with Matt before this incident.

The church was alerted by the family of the allegations on Saturday.

Westwood Baptist Church has 60 congregants and more than a dozen children.

The Lubbock Cooper Independent School District Public Information Officer also confirmed that Holman is a former employee of the district.

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