A local pastor and professor at Cornerstone University in Grand Rapids has been arrested for climbing a ladder to watch a woman having sex on two consecutive nights. He apparently told the police that he was just doing this to pray for her. This happened about 30 minutes from where I live.
Jeremy Gordon Grinnell, 40, of the Rockford area, has been charged with two counts of surveilling an unclothed person, a two-year felony.
Grinnell, an assistant professor of systematic theology at Grand Rapids Theological Seminary, on Tuesday, Nov. 26, was placed on administrative leave with the university, a university spokesman confirmed…
Grinnell had been a teaching pastor at Bella Vista Church in the Rockford area, but resigned that position Nov. 17. The resignation was announced in a letter read to parishioners.Kent County Sheriff’s investigators allege that Grinnell, in early November, went to the 37-year-old woman’s Cannon Township home.
Prosecutors say he used a ladder, apparently found on the property, to look into the second-floor bedroom window of the woman.
Police say he knew where the woman’s bedroom was located and noticed lights on in the room.
“Jeremy obtained a ladder, climbing to the second-floor window, where he observed through the window (two people) in the nude having sex,” sheriff’s investigators wrote in a affidavit to get a warrant against Grinnell.
“Jeremy admitted that he maintained this position for at least twenty seconds, watching them,” detectives wrote.
But he was just trying to pray for her. Because he couldn’t pray for her without looking in her window while she was having sex.