Pastor dating member congregation
' 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.
Mrs Stephens stood in front of her husband, begging him not to shoot anyone in front of their son.
'What I am asking of our members, and it's something I may or may not get, and that is your prayers, I'm asking for your forgiveness.' He said he was being 'pushed forward' by God and that he was a 'work in progress'.
The pastor, who has one young son, also advised members of the congregation not to engage in talks about his infidelity on the internet which he called a 'world of sharks'.
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 beautiful tsunami of parenting has recently crashed into my pastoral ministry as well.And the unmarried or betrothed woman is anxious about the things of the Lord, how to be holy in body and spirit.But the married woman is anxious about worldly things, how to please her husband.Later, Simmons apologized to the congregation at Jacob Chapel Baptist Church and received a standing ovation when he asked for its forgiveness.'You cannot defend sin.This isn't about nobody else but me,' he said, also revealing that his wife Elise had decided to stand by him.