Florida pastor forced to flee naked from his lover's home

Florida pastor forced to flee naked from his lover's home January 30, 2017

The Rev O Jermaine Simmons Sr, 37, pastor of the popular Jacob Chapel Baptist Church in Tallahassee, Florida, is quite a natty dresser, as the photo above shows.
But when he was caught bonking one of his parishioners, Claynisha Stephens, 34, he was forced to flee her home butt-naked.
The Christian Post reports that Simmons was “sent running for his life” when Stephens’ gun-toting husband, Benjamin Stephens III, caught them at it.
Claynisha Stephens told police that the the pastor had come to her home to discuss:

Starting a business, patents and trademarks, and providing less fortunate kids with clothes and shoes.

Then they began having sex.
Things went horribly wrong when Benjamin Stephens came home unexpectedly. He’d been called by his six-year-old son’s school and told that his wife had not collected the boy, and was not answering her phone.
On discovering his wife engaged with Simmons in their oldest daughter’s bedroom, Benjamin reportedly screamed “I’m gonna kill him”,  and went to the couple’s bedroom to get a small handgun.

According to this thread, a photo of Claynisha Stephens was found on the pastor’s Twitter account
That’s when Simmons legged it. The enraged husband attempted to chase after the pastor but his wife stepped in front of him and begged him not to kill her lover in front of their son.
She told police that her husband decided against shooting her because her son was present. She explained that she tried to gather the pastor’s clothes to return them to him but her husband took the clothes and said he would drop them off at the church.
Claynisha said her husband stated that he “should have shot Simmons and exposed him”. He also threatened to expose him on Facebook and show up at church on Sunday to “make a statement.” She said she pleaded with her husband not to make a statement to the church because it would make their pastor “look bad.”
Her husband allegedly told her to “shut up” while still waving the handgun around but not directly at her.
The frightened pastor had one of his other parishioners pick him up from where he was hiding and indicated that, along with all his clothes, Claynisha’s husband had taken his car keys, wallet, business keys and other personal effects.
Police were eventually able to arrange for the return of the pastor’s belongings.
Claynisha, who has been married for seven years, told police that she first met Simmons in 2014, but they began “establishing a relationship” in October 2016.
The Christian Post reached out to Jacob Chapel on Monday and was told that Simmons remained the pastor of the church. When asked if any action had been taken against him regarding the incident, an official who did not identify herself declined to comment.
A former parishioner, who wished to remain anonymous, told CP that Simmons and his church had done a lot of good in the community prior to the incident.
Pastor Simmons is the author of a book entitled I Need A Man. According to the book’s blurb:

I Need a Man offers a fresh perspective on the issues of godly manhood and mentoring. Using the Holy Scriptures as a foundation, you will discover why every man needs a godly man in his life and how each man can reach back and become a mentor himself. Indeed, God can use the struggles of one man to strengthen another.

And it says of the author:

Aside from being a Pastor, community leader, and dedicated Kingdom worker, Rev O Jermaine Simmons, Sr is the proud husband of Mrs Elise A Simmons, and father of one son, Orinthius Jermaine Simmons, Jr. In lieu of the many accomplishments and awards that Pastor Simmons has received through the years, it will always be undergirded by his love for the Lord and for his family.

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  • Matt

    Christianity is really a mess isnt it. One brand of christianity demands its priests are celibate and yet others do not demand the same and in this actual case I bet the pastor is now a regarded as a bit of a lad … “If it moves pastor Simmons will shag it.”
    I want to know if Mrs Stephens proclaimed “OOOOOOOH GOD OOOOOOHHHH GOD OOOOOOHHHHH GOD”

  • L.Long

    Well we know how trust worthy pastors are, she however is just what she seems to be, and the pastor was most likely not the 1st. Hey! Dad, get a genetic test done!
    Hey! Dad your book o’BS says its OK to stone both, so don’t go shooting anyone! You may wind up in jail.

  • Fortunately Leviticus 20:10 does not read: “And the man that committeth adultery with another man’s wife, even he that committeth adultery with his neighbour’s wife, the adulterer and the adulteress shall surely be put to death.” If it did, the faithful would either need to follow their God’s commandments or admit to ignoring the bits of the Bible that are inconvenient to their discussions of patents and trademarks.

  • Broga

    Pastor Simmons life and work is “undergirded by his love for the Lord and for his family.” However, the undergirding is undermined by good old evolutionary created lust and the Pastor cannot restrain himself from shagging another man’s wife.
    The scenario here is, to my atheist sense of humour, very funny. A naked Pastor legging it pursued by a furious gun wielding husband.

  • Smokey

    “Claynisha, who has been married for seven years,”
    … for better, for worse,
    for richer, for poorer,
    in sickness and in health,
    until the seven-year itch do us part.

  • Vanity Unfair

    He was probably just explaining the meaning of Mark 14 (50-52) and needed a teaching aid for the hard part.
    50 And they all forsook him, and fled.
    51 And there followed him a certain young man, having a linen cloth cast about his naked body; and the young men laid hold on him:
    52 And he left the linen cloth, and fled from them naked.

    It is a perfectly logical explanation. And as for the husband, he should remember Titus 1 (15)
    Unto the pure all things are pure: but unto them that are defiled and unbelieving is nothing pure; but even their mind and conscience is defiled.
    You see; there is nothing wrong at all.

  • 1859

    I suspect ‘undergirded’ means ‘without trousers’?

  • John the Drunkard

    ‘Community Leader.’
    Only that was wanting.

  • Laura Roberts

    It’s so refreshing when one of these stories plays out more like a 70’s sit-com than an unimaginable tragedy.

  • Broga

    These sexual episodes involving devout Christian preachers are irredeemably tawdry. In their deceit and hypocrisy, allowing for the comedy aspect, they are a depressing example of human behaviour.
    The irony, or joke perhaps, is that the pastor is regarded by his gullible followers as worthy of admiration. Yet another example of the way religion detaches its followers from objective judgement.

  • barriejohn

    I forecast that he will “repent”, take a back seat, receive “counselling”, and then emerge “stronger for his experience”. He won’t want to depart the gravy train, and, after all, he’ll be in good company:

  • The Tallahassee lassie’s name is Claynisha? Titter. That’s a trailer trash name. And as for the Rev O Jermaine Simmons Sr being a ‘natty dresser’, he looks more a pimp in my opinion.

  • barriejohn

    I’ve just come across this report in which he allegedly states that he has no need to resign as he has already been forgiven. That’s new one.
    BTW He need to look up “presupposes” in the dictionary, as he obviously has no idea what it means!