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Church launches new class for singles

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HOUSTON (FOX 26) -

A Houston area church will launch a new class for single people who are in a specified age bracket.

"This is thirty five and up only," said Garnett Shortt, of West University Baptist Church.

We caught up with Shortt at West U's sister campus in Bellaire, Crosspoint Church.

"I actually did some research on people who are moving into Houston and the numbers are gargantuan," Short said. "We're expecting all these people to move in because of the oil and gas industry, but the biggest sector of people moving in are single people, between the ages of 33 and 40."

In addition, Shortt says 44 percent of people aged 35 and up aren't married.

"Can you believe that number? It's a huge number," he said.

He may be on to something. By coincidence, the class launches on the heels of National Singles Week, and as Hollywood tells the story of two divorced single parents who start dating, then soon run into complications.

The movie is called Enough Said.

Church leaders have their own "casting vision for life." The class is part of it. Between the two campuses, more than 100 age qualified singles have expressed interest.

Shortt isn't looking to play matchmaker. He says bible study is the primary purpose for the new class. Creating a comfortable environment for the unattached is goal two.

"They are tired of going to church and being in a bible study or event and the games require you to be a couple," Shortt said. "There's a lot of frustration."

But if good things come in threes, "then part three is to have fun and if part of that fun is to meet someone, you meet someone," Shortt said. "But that's not the goal."

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