A former Pennsylvania pastor already serving life without parole for bludgeoning his second wife to death in 2008 has been sentenced to 20 to 40 years in the 1999 death of his first wife.
A nine-person appeals panel ordered the church to restore Frank Schaefer’s pastoral credentials.
“I would like to get my credentials back,” said Schaefer, who will appear before a church panel in Baltimore this week to argue that his punishment was illegal under church law.
Saturday marks the one year anniversary of the Sandy Hook mass shooting that shook up a quiet Connecticut town and stunned a nation. A Bucks County native, who is a pastor in the heart of the still reeling community, reflects on the past 12 months.
A Philadelphia pastor is facing charges after he allegedly set fire to his own car and lied to an insurance company.
A Montgomery County pastor and three others have been convicted of engaging in a scheme to defraud Chase Manhattan Bank by fraudulently obtaining home loans of more than $6 million.
Arthur “A.B.” Schirmer, 64, is charged with killing Betty Jean Schirmer in 2008 and staging a car accident to cover it up.
Federal prosecutor Anita Eve says Michael Wilkerson, pastor of the New Life Millennium Life Restoration Fellowship, recruited congregants, and their family and friends in a home loan scheme.
A Morris County pastor has been sentenced to five months in federal prison after pleading guilty to tax evasion.
The Delaware Department of Justice says the pastor has been indicted on charges of stealing more than $358,000 from two parishes.
A pastor who barred church officials from using Facebook, saying it can lead to adultery, is temporarily stepping down from the pulpit following his admission that he engaged in a three-way sexual relationship a decade ago.