Pastor Melvin Lynn Silas of the Church of the Great I Am, pleaded no contest to felony bigamy charges. His punishment is a slap on the wrist but funny at the same time. 180-day jail sentence and three years of probation. The funny part… he is to serve his 180 days on weekends. I guess the Church of the Great I Am will need to get along without him.
After Silas and his wife separated in August 2007 he asked her not to seek a divorce and she granted his request, the woman told San Bernardino County sheriff's investigators.
In April 2008, while still legally wed, the pastor of Church of the Great I Am married another woman in Las Vegas, according to investigators.