Description:A Baptist megachurch in Hammond announced that it is dismissing its head pastor Tuesday, for what it termed "a sin." Jack Schaap spent 11 years as pastor of the First Baptist Church, which has more than 15,000 members.
He's married to the daughter of the church's founder.
In a press release, the church said that Schaap committed "a sin that has caused him to forfeit his right to be our pastor." The board did not provide any further details.
The "sin" is being investigated by the Lake County sheriff's office, but church leaders say they don't believe it involved any criminal behavior.
Members of the church's board will address the congregation Wednesday night.(1:11)