MD Court Judge Dwight Jackson once again denies us our day in court . By not allowing us to present our evidence in a trial in court his biased decision allows more time for further fraud and abuse. Jericho church Secretary/COO Denise Killen admits under oath during the deposition phase of the pretrial activity to signing Apostle Betty Peebles name on the bank signature card just about five (5) days before her death to gain access to church funds, withdrawing $27,000.00 cash out of the church account and other egregious acts.
See: Denise Killen’s own words from her deposition taken at the bottom of this page.
You be the judge!
Biased Judge further delays our return to our property at the Jericho City of Praise campus. But not to worry the City of Praise members still have (4) more active cases in the system. This was just a bump in the road
In a joint statement, the plaintiffs called Jackson’s decision “appalling,” because it “allows six defendants who admitted under oath to committing fraud, theft and forgery to remain in the Maryland Mega-church until the appeal or their 4 other cases go forward.” The plaintiffs cited the deposition where one of the members of the board, Killen, admitted to signing Betty Peebles name on documents and taking cash in the amount of $27,000.
In a letter to his congregation, Joel Peebles said that there are several more legal matters to be settled and the case is far from over.
“While the legal system has its twists and turns, the ways of Christ aids us in our steadfastness,” he wrote. “While this recent case is being sent for appeal and the three remaining cases are on the road to victory, let us continue our standards of unyielding love and forgiveness.”