Sign seeks wife for Arkansas pastor

January 25, 2008 2:59:16 PM PST
Some Arkansas teenagers are searching for the perfect mate for their youth pastor, and they are making it public.

Pastor Brandon Burks says he hasn't been out on a date in four years. Now, the whole town knows about it because of a sign in front of the Spring Creek Baptist Church in Benton, which reads, "Youth pastor desperate for wife. Call us now."

Burks says some of his teenage church members came up with the idea and put up the advertisement without his knowledge.

"Everyone was asking me if I was looking for a wife, and I was like, 'Well, I guess I am.' And, they said, 'You might want to go look at the sign out in front of the church.' So, I went out there, and everybody got a good laugh out of it," said Pastor Brandon Burks.

Pastor Burks says several offers have been sent to the church, but he's not planning to get married anytime soon.