As their anti-porn nonprofit Pink Cross Foundation has continually been exposed by Michael Whiteacre and others, the Lubbens downsized and lowered their profile.
Unfortunately for Garrett, 2015 also appears to have been the year Shelley discovered the power of 911.
On September 8, 2015, Garrett, an even-tempered father and businessman who recently joined his wife in ministry, was arrested at their new property for domestic violence and charged with Infliction of Corporal Injury on a Spouse/Cohabitant. He bailed out the following day.
But then on October 8 of this year, the Tulare County Sheriffs were dispatched once again to the Lubben homestead, and Garrett was carted off with a fresh set of bizarre charges relating to violation of a court order regarding the Sept. 8 domestic violence charge, and resisting arrest.
His bond was initially set at $50,000, but later reduced to $20,000.
Perhaps this helps explain why the couple had been so eager to sell their previous home in Bakersfield at a discounted price (they finally sold it in December).
Rollin' -- the high living Lubbens
Born on July 15, 1972, Garrett Theodore Lubben graduated Ontario Christian High School in 1990. At the time he met Shelley, in the 1990s, she was a heavy partier and he was using and selling methamphetamine in and around Chino, Calif. Beginning with a stint in the U.S. Army, he turned his life around and became a successful businessman and devoted father.
Lubben’s father Glenn, now deceased, had reportedly also been a pastor, but “fell to sexual sin”, Shelley has said.
The Justice Center in Porterville, California
Garrett Lubben was arraigned on November 3 for the September domestic violence charge in the Porterville division of the Tulare County Superior Court. The case # is PCM324571. His pre-trial date is January 26, and his trial date is set for January 28.
Tuesday, Jan 12, Garrett Lubben was ordered to appear in Porterville to be arraigned on the charge of Obstructing/Resisting a Public Officer in violation of California Penal Code 148(a)(1). The new case # is PCM327330. Details forthcoming, as paperwork from the Court should be available very soon.