First Baptist Church
The daughter of a Hammond megachurch's founder has issued a public apology for keeping silent about "the many nefarious actions" of her father and other church leaders.
HAMMOND | Letters in support of former First Baptist Church of Hammond pastor Jack Schaap continue to arrive at the desk of U.S. District Court Judge Rudy Lozano, who will sentence Schaap on March 20 for having sex with a 16-year-old church member.
HAMMOND | Many good works of the First Baptist Church of Hammond are being overlooked in the wake of a federal sex scandal involving its former head pastor, a church attorney said in a written release.
HAMMOND | First Baptist Church members on Sunday night voted in a new pastor to lead their congregation, according to the church's website.
HAMMOND | The sentencing for disgraced former Hammond megachurch Pastor Jack Schaap should proceed as scheduled later this month despite requested delays by federal prosecutors, Schaap's defense attorney argues.
It's a tale of two Jack Schaaps: a steadfast church leader and Christian pillar who stumbled by committing a major transgression, versus a brutal authoritarian with a penchant for extramarital affairs and sermons laced with sexual innuendo.
18-page memorandum ex-Pastor Jack Schaap filed in federal court in Hammond in anticipation of his Jan. 15 sentencing.
HAMMOND | The alleged sexual indiscretions of religious leaders associated with the First Baptist Church of Hammond didn't begin with the former head pastor's recent admission to having sex with a 16-year-old church girl.
HOBART | First Baptist Church, 1 N. Pennsylvania St., will hold a trunk or treat event from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Wednesday.
VALPARAISO | The public is invited to the Pray for America service on Sunday at First Baptist Church of Valparaiso.
HOBART | The First Baptist Church, 1 N. Pennsylvania St., will hold a trunk-or-treat event from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Oct. 31.
HAMMOND | With an orange jail jumpsuit and leg shackles replacing the suit and tie he wore to a previous hearing, disgraced Pastor Jack Schaap admitted Wednesday to having three sexual encounters with a parish girl beginning when she was 16.
HAMMOND | The First Baptist Church of Hammond and its former minister Jack Schaap both seek closure to the sex scandal that has caused so much grief for believers.
HAMMOND | An Apple iPad, iPhone, digital camera and digital voice recorder belonging to a disgraced former Baptist pastor are among the evidence showing he had a sexual relationship with a minor, according to court documents made public Wednesday.
HAMMOND | A local megachurch's former leader signed a plea agreement in federal court Tuesday admitting he took a minor across state lines with the intent to engage in sexual activity, according to the U.S. attorney's office.
Worshippers file Wednesday night into the First Baptist Church in Hammond for Bible study. The church's pastor, Jack Schaap, was fired after allegations of misconduct with a teen surfaced. The group talked about the situation at the end of the bible study session.
Terry Duff, chairman of First Baptist Church's Board of Deacons, talks to the media Wednesday about the firing of Pastor Jack Schaap as church spokesman Eddie Wilson, right, looks on.
It's pretty ironic, all this that is swirling around the former pastor of the First Baptist Church of Hammond.
Indiana Lt. Gov. Becky Skillman speaks during the groundbreaking ceremony Tuesday for the Fair Oaks Pig Adventure at Fair Oaks Farms. The Pig Adventure will produce 75,000 lean pigs annually and feature tours and an education center.
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