When we talk about leaders who fail big time, we say, “They fell from grace.” From a gospel point of view that makes no sense. When a leader’s life or anyone’s falls apart, the gospel says that we get to fall into grace. That’s what happened to Dr Jeremy Grinnell. Jeremy was the preaching pastor at Bella Vista Church in Rockford, MI. He taught at Grand Rapids Theological Seminary, and he fell. Hard. Fell into an emotional affair, fell into a near fatal clinical depression.
And then in 20 seconds of folly threw everything away as he looked into the bedroom window of the woman he was having an emotional affair with. He was charged with invasion of privacy, was publicly disgraced and lost his ministry. But he didn’t lose Jesus or his bride and children. This is a story of self-destruction and redemption. Jeremy and his bride Denise join the team today to share their beautifully broken story. Their story will be shared at an even deeper level in Jeremy’s upcoming book, The Bellowing of Cain. Please share this show!
Perry LaHaie is a radio host, singer, and songwriter with a passion to see the Great Commission completed in our generation. He was born and raised in northern Michigan, earned a degree in communications, and later a graduate degree in cross-cultural communications. Music and ministry have taken him all over the world. He served at Family Life Radio before serving with Frontiers, a worldwide ministry to Muslims. Perry and his wife, Teresa, have two children, Kali and Taylor.
Shawna Beyer has been a business owner, homeschool mom, church planter, project lead for a management consulting company, and church staff member. Born and raised in Southern California, she has been married for 25 years and is the mom of four. Shawna loves to help others discover a personal relationship with God that shapes how they think, feel, and live for Jesus daily. She loves being surrounded by her family and a good cup of coffee.