(Chicago Sun-Times) The pastor of a fundamentalist mega church in Northwest Indiana has been dismissed because of a "sin" that’s being investigated by Lake County (Ind.) sheriff’s police.
Jack Schaap, 54, pastor of the First Baptist Church of Hammond since 2001, was fired by a deacon board, said Eddie Wilson, director of public relations for the church.
Wilson said Tuesday church officials didn’t believe anything criminal occurred, but information was turned over to the sheriff’s department "for the sake of transparency and honesty."
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