According to a Tallahassee police report, a frantic woman called for the police to come to her home because she feared that her husband would kill her lover. She had no idea where her husband was but she knew that he was angry and hurt. The woman shared with police that the man her husband was looking for was her married pastor, Pastor O. Jermaine Simmons.
— O. Jermaine Simmons (@pastorsimmons) December 21, 2016
A woman told police that she had planned on meeting Pastor Simmons for business reasons. Simmons came to the unknown woman’s home to discuss providing clothes and shoes to needy children. Somehow, they ended up having s-ex in her daughter’s bedroom.
Meanwhile at her son’s school, he grew ill and the school tried to notify her but she didn’t get the phone. I wonder why? Well, the school did the next best thing and called the woman’s husband. He picked up the sick child and headed home where he found his wife in bed with their pastor, police said.
“The man yelled ‘I’m gonna kill him’ and went to their room and got a small handgun,” according to the police report.
Scared for his life, Simmons ran out the house na-ked and hid behind a bush praying that he wouldn’t get killed. There was just one little problem, his car keys and clothes were in the house. The woman was also in the home trying to calm her husband down.
“She stepped in front of (her husband) and pled with him not to shoot Simmons in front of their son,” the report said. But the man “pushed past (his wife) and went out the door in search of Simmons.”
Luckily, the husband did calm down. However, he told his wife of his plans to expose Simmons. He told his wife he planned to drop his belongings off at the church or expose the religious leader on Facebook, the report said.
The police helped Simmons retrieve his things and a church member gave him a ride home. Police elected not to charge the husband, saying he never pointed a gun at the pastor or his wife, who said she never felt threatened he would shoot them.
But by that Sunday, the story had spread. And Simmons found himself making a statement of his own.
“I’m hurting because I’ve hurt you,” Simmons told the church on the video recorded by a parishioner. “I can’t speak to people on the outside. I am not Tallahassee’s pastor. I am not Florida’s pastor. I am Jacob Chapel’s pastor. It hurts me that you have to defend my actions. You cannot defend sin.”
See Simmons apologize to his congregation below: