Mark Hooper, who turns 44 on Saturday, and who is pastor of the Cobb Street Baptist Church in Johnsonburg, has been sentenced to six months in jail. His wife 41-year-old Susan has been sentenced to nine to 18 months in jail.
A state police investigation started when the youngest child ran away from home in February of last year. The children range in age from 9 to 11.
The Hoopers pleaded no contest in December.
Senior Judge John Cleland also ordered that the couple pay more than $57,000 in restitution to McKean County Children and Youth Services.