A married pastor apologized to his church for having sex with a woman from the congregation after fleeing naked when her husband caught them in the middle of the afternoon.
O. Jermaine Simmons, 37, was at Claynisha Stephens’ home in Tallahassee, Florida, to discuss a charity project when they became intimate on her daughter’s bed at around 2pm on January 17.
They were caught less than an hour later by her husband Benjamin, 38, who had returned home with their sick six-year-old son after getting a call from his school.
Teachers had tried to reach Mrs Stephens, 34, but she didn’t answer the phone having already gotten into bed with the pastor, a police report indicated.
The husband, furious to have found the pair in throws of passion, threatened Simmons; ‘I’m going to kill you!’ and the pastor ran away without his clothes, keys, phone or wallet to hide in a fence as his lover’s husband retrieved a handgun from his bedroom.
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Mrs Stephens stood in front of her husband, begging him not to shoot anyone in front of their son.
She called the police when her her husband fled in his car. Simmons has since apologized to Jacob Chapel Baptist Church and revealed that his wife is standing by him.
Mrs Stephens told police how her husband had grown suspicious of her relationship with the pastor.
She said they had been building a bond since October last year and that on the day in question, he had visited her apartment to discuss potential charity work but that they became intimate.
‘Mr Simmons had come to her residence and they engaged in sexual activity.