A pastor in Indiana attempted to confess adultery he committed 20 years ago in church, but the congregation turned against him when the woman confronted him and revealed she was only 16 at the time.
Sunday, Pastor John Lowe of New Life Christian Church in Warsaw, Indiana announced in front of his congregation that he was resigning after admitting to having cheated on his wife with one other person several years ago.
Lowe was met with forgiveness and applause, but a woman and her husband then addressed the congregation from the altar.
The woman admitted she was the woman with whom Lowe cheated, but alleges Lowe took her virginity when they had sex on his church office floor when she was only 16 years old.
Indiana’s age of consent is 16.
The congregation was stunned as the woman proceeded, asserting that the affair had lasted 9 years and pleading with Pastor Lowe to tell the whole truth.
After the woman and her husband left the stage, the audience began to yell at Lowe, and he eventually admits that the woman was only 16 years old when he had an inappropriate relationship with her.
The county prosecutor has opened an investigation into the matter, according to a local report.