Gun-wielding Husband Chases Naked Pastor O. Jermaine Simmons Into Street After Catching Him Having Sex With His Wife
Florida Pastor O. Jermaine Simmons, 37, got more than he bargained for when he ran out of his mistress, Claynisha Stephens, 34, home naked after being caught by her husband, Benjamin Stephens III. It’s understood the well-known Tallahassee pastor took off when he set eyes on the gun the husband (who alongside his wife, are parishioners) had on him.
Benjamin Stephens had screamed, “I’m gonna kill him” after finding O Jermaine Simmons having sex with his wife in their eldest daughter’s bedroom.
Social media has been buzzing over details of the Jan. 17 episode outlined in a police report, combined with Pastor O. Jermaine Simmons ‘ address to members of his Jacob Chapel congregation about the incident.
Shockingly, in an address to his members, Simmons appeared to portray the congregation and himself as the victims.
In a video of him addressing his congregation this week he said:
“What I want from God I’ve already received it and that’s his forgiveness. What I am asking of our members is something I may or may not get and that is your prayers. And I’m asking for your forgiveness,” Simmons said as his congregation said “amen” and gave him a standing ovation.
“I was reminded that I can’t run through this. And I got somebody who said, and I believe her, that she’s gonna walk with me,” Simmons added, apparently referring to his wife and mother of his son.
“I’m hurting because I have hurt you. I’m talking to Jacob Chapel. Can’t speak for people on the outside because I’m not Tallahassee’s pastor. I’m not Florida’s pastor. I’m not the world’s pastor. I’m Jacob Chapel’s pastor. It hurts me that you have to defend my actions because when you love somebody you want to fight for ’em. You want to defend them, but let me be very clear, you cannot defend sin,” he said.
“And I preach to you each and every Sunday, you don’t get defensive or try to justify sin. This ain’t about nobody else but me. The world doesn’t operate like we operate and so you will be attacked for loving me. They may be some folk here today in this room, who came to see what was going to happen,” he continued while pointing out that “my baby brother is here … I have to keep him from shooting people. Cause he ain’t always saved yet. Gotta talk him down, ‘what you want me to do?’ … I don’t want you to do nothing.”
According to the married mistress, Simmons came over to discuss starting a business and providing less fortunate kids with clothes and shoes, but they ended up in bed together. The woman told police she and Simmons began “establishing a relationship” last October.
It’s understood the scandal broke during the same week Simmons and the church were celebrating the 11th anniversary of his leadership. He was scheduled to hold a signing of his first book, “I Need a Man,” which, according to his website’s description, “offers a fresh perspective on the issues of godly manhood and mentoring.”
According to US Today, Simmons is married and has a son. He is well known in Florida’s capital city for addressing the physical and spiritual needs of college students and the downtrodden. The randy pastor also established a cold night shelter and organizes the annual Back to School Bash, which collects and distributes backpacks and other school supplies for hundreds of Tallahassee children.
However, his recent actions outside the pulpit have brought him unwanted attention.
A Tallahassee Police report indicates that officers went to the Sienna Square apartments on Capital Circle Northeast in the middle of the afternoon of Jan. 17 after a woman called to report that her husband was angry and had a handgun after he encountered his wife and Simmons having sex in the daughter’s bedroom. The man came home early after the school called him to pick up his sick son. The school had tried unsuccessfully to reach the wife.
Here’s a video of the pastor’s apology to his congregation: