As you're probably aware, three churches in St. Landry parish were recently destroyed by fire. 21 year old Holden Matthews has been arrested on charges stemming from the fires. Former Saints tight end Benjamin Watson has stepped in to help with the rebuilding process. KATC reports, Watson has contacted the pastors of St. Mary Baptist Church in Port Barre,  Greater Union Baptist Church in Opelousas, and Mount Pleasant Baptist Church in Opelousas. A gofundme has been set up for those wishing to donate.Donations can also be mailed to

Seventh District Baptist Association

Seventh District

P.O. Box 281

Ville Platte, La 70586

Watson told The Advocate, "In speaking with these pastors I am in awe and inspired by their faith and courage, comforting their congregations and family members. Through sadness and shock they spoke of forgiveness for the arsonist and grace for tomorrow."


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