Jinger Duggar is the first of Jim Bob and Michelle Duggar’s kids to venture out west — and she’s loving her Los Angeles lifestyle with husband Jeremy Vuolo. The two went to the West Coast so Jeremy could attend schooling at the Grace Community Church. But the church is having some current troubles. Here’s what’s going on.
Jinger Duggar and Jeremy Vuolo moved to Los Angeles for Jeremy’s schooling
While Jinger grew up in Arkansas, she’s always been ready for a big-city adventure. And that’s exactly what she’s getting now that she’s in Los Angeles. In 2019, she and Jeremy announced they’d be moving out west so that Jeremy could pursue graduate studies at The Master’s Seminary through Grace Community Church.
“Through much prayer and counsel, the next step for our family is to relocate to Los Angeles to attend Grace Community Church as Jeremy pursues graduate studies at The Master’s Seminary,” Jinger and Jeremy explained on their website when first deciding to make the move.
As for how long Jinger and Jeremy will stay in California, it seems they’ll be there at least three to four years. The program Jeremy is enrolled in requires students to complete 98 units, and a typical student completes 11 credits per semester. There’s a good chance Jeremy was enrolled in some remote studying prior to making the big move, too. This would push him along in the program at a quicker pace.
Their church is about to get evicted
It looks like bad news is ahead for Grace Community Church. According to The Patch, Los Angeles County is having a tough time with the place of worship. The county attempted to stop the church from holding indoor worship during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, but to no avail. Now, the county is taking away their parking lot lease. The County of Los Angeles Department of Public Works sent a notice to Grace Community letting them know they must surrender the lot by Oct. 1 even though the church has leased it since 1975.
“If Grace fails to vacate the premise as required, the District may enter the premises and remove Grace’s personal property in accordance with the Agreement and applicable law, and Grace will be responsible for any resultant expenses incurred by the District,” the notice reads.
It looks like the church is fighting back, though. Jenna Ellis, the attorney for the church, said Los Angeles County is “retaliating” against the church for simply trying to hold services.
“The Church has peacefully held this lease for 45 years and the only reason the County is attempting eviction is because John MacArthur stood up to their unconstitutional power grab,” Ellis wrote. “This is harassment, abusive, and unconscionable.”
Will Jinger and Jeremy stay in California?
It doesn’t look like Jinger or Jeremy are commenting on the church situation. But it does make fans wonder if they’ll be staying in California if the church gets shut down. Jeremy and Jinger are paying around $4,000 in rent for their apartment. The couple might be getting steady income from their participation in TLC’s Counting On, but Jinger is having a hard time with her life as an influencer. And Jeremy’s full-time student status doesn’t bring in the big bucks, either.
Without Grace Community Church, we’re not sure if Jeremy and Jinger will stay on the West Coast. But there’s also the chance that even if the Church can’t hold service, the Master’s Seminary will continue. We’ll have to wait and see what happens in the local Los Angeles news. We doubt Jeremy and Jinger will be too forthcoming with information regarding the matter.
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