Jack Schaap, pastor of First Baptist Church in Hammond, Indiana, was fired on Tuesday for a immoral relationship with a 16 year old girl. Schaap was elected to pastor FBC Hammond after his father-in-law, Jack Hyles, passed away. He has pastored the church for 11 years.
First Baptist Church of Hammond has been mired in accusations of immorality for most of it’s modern history.
Former pastor, Jack Hyles was accused of having had a long standing relationship with his secretary. While never proven conclusively, a whole book was written in regards to his immorality.
Dave Hyles, Jack Hyles son, was accused of being a serial fornicator who supposedly was sent to another church in Texas after being caught in immorality while at FBC Hammond.
A.V. Ballenger was convicted of molesting a 7 year old girl who attended Sunday school at FBC Hammond.
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