A cheating pastor was chased into the street naked by a gun-wielding
husband after he caught him in bed with his wife. Pastor O. Jermaine
Simmons’ of Jacob Chapel has issued an address to his congregation after
According to a Tallahassee Police report, 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
reports that, according to the woman, 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.
After the husband interrupted them, he yelled, “I’m gonna kill him,” and ran to the master bedroom for his handgun; Simmons fled the apartment naked and hid behind a nearby fence.
The wife then called the police and her husband left with Simmons’
clothes, wallet and car keys, which he threatened to drop off at the
church. He also threatened to expose Simmons on Facebook.
The wife told police her husband never threatened her and she declined
to press charges. Simmons also declined to press charges. State Attorney
Jack Campbell, “citing the interests of all involved,” decided against
In an address to his members, Simmons who apologized,said he won’t quit
“I’m hurting because I’ve hurt you,” Simmons said Jan. 22. “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,”What I want from God, I
have already received — that’s his forgiveness, “What I am asking of our
members is your prayers and your forgiveness.”
In response, the congregation stood and applauded for several minutes.