The Honorable Dwight D. Jackson – Judge – 7th Judicial Circuit
It’s not surprising that a vast number of people in Prince Georges County have lost faith in the judicial system and believe that the court system is broken.
On Thursday October 2, 2014 the parties to the case JERICHO BAPTIST CHURCH MINISTRIES,INC. v., JOEL R. PEEBLES SR. are scheduled to appear in court. They will be there to address the ridiculous request by the Six Rogue Employees for the Judge to issue a second Summary Judgment in this case. The six(6), self-appointed employees at Jericho are asking Prince Georges County Circuit Court Judge Dwight D. Jackson to join them and circumvent (break) the law, by not following the Maryland Court Of Special Appeals decision. If Judge Dwight D. Jackson is bold enough to disregard the higher courts ruling and grant the six employees request for a second summary judgment he will be violating a court order which is the same as breaking the law. He will show himself to be an unjust judge and an unfit judge. What’s interesting is that in the past Judge Jackson has made his rulings behind closed doors a few days before the scheduled court date.
WAS BISHOP JOEL R. PEEBLES SR., A MEMBER OF THE BOARD OF TRUSTEES IN MARCH 2009? THIS IS THE ONLY QUESTION THAT THE COURT WILL ANSWER. IT’S NOT ROCKET SCIENCE. BISHOP JOEL PEEBLES HAS NUMEROUS DOCUMENTS SHOWING THAT HE WAS A MEMBER OF THE BOARD.
On June 20, 2014 the unelected self-appointed, board of 6 employees who are temporarily occupying the Jericho Landover, MD facility filed another motion for Summary judgment in the case that they filed against Bishop Joel Peebles and William Meadows 4 days after Apostle Betty died. This move by the 6 and their lawyers is astonishing, brazen and contemptuous on all levels.
A summary judgment is when a decision is made without a trial. “If a material fact is disputed by both sides, then the court is prohibited from granting a summary judgment. Thus, in opposing a summary judgment, it is not necessary to show that you win on the issue. It is only necessary that you show that a genuine as opposed to a frivolous, issue of fact exists.” To overcome a summary judgment you only need to prove that there is a disputed fact.
October 25, 2011, Judge Dwight Jackson granted the six employees a summary judgment against Bishop Joel Peebles and Chairman William Meadows. Bishop Joel and our board filed an appeal to the court of Special Appeals who ruled that “… “[T]he purpose of summary judgment is to determine whether there are facts in dispute that must be resolved through a more formal dispute resolution process, a trial on the merits. . . . It is not the purpose of summary judgment to resolve issues of material fact.”Md. 21 1, 229-30 (2003) (emphasis added)’Returning to the instant case, appellees, we conclude that the circuit court erred in granting motion for summary judgment because a genuine dispute of material fact exists as to whether appellant Peebles was a member of the Board. …. In concluding that appellant Peebles was not elected as a Board member, the circuit court engaged in fact-finding, which is not a function permitted of a trial court when making a determination on summary judgment …. Because a genuine dispute of material fact existed as to whether appellant Peebles was a member of the Board, we reverse summary judgment as to both appellants and remand for further Proceedings.”
In short, Judge Jackson wrongly granted the motion for summary judgment in the original trial because there WAS a disputed fact as to whether or not Pastor Joel was a member of the Board of Trustees. It is not for a judge to decide issues of fact, that’s done by a jury. A jury is the only appropriate fact finders in a courtroom. The Court of Special Appeals reversed Judge Jackson decision. (The six employees are NOT the legal board) and sent it back (remand) to the lower court. The six employees then filed an appeal to the court of Appeals which is the highest court in Maryland who declined to hear the case.
The case is now back before Judge Dwight D. Jackson. The six employees are asking Judge Jackson to make the exact same ruling that the Court of Special Appeals said was done in error. The fact that the six employees and their lawyers think that they can manipulate a judge and get him to go against what a higher court (Court of Special Appeals) has ordered casts a bad light on the Prince Georges County judicial system. This shows the level of contempt that they have for the judicial system. These questions beg to be answered- Why are these so called Christians attempting to manipulate the legal system? Are they above the law? Why are they trying to avoid a jury? The world is watching.
Dear Lord, you said let there be LIGHT and there was LIGHT. No longer can this DARKNESS, be perpetrated by an unjust judge, that is less than honorable. His despicable and unconscionable action should favor him to be removed from the bench, and de-bared. No one with this blatant lack of principles and disregard for the law, should expect to be called honorable. He is a disgrace to the judicial system, and he makes the judicial system look bad. I don’t think the Circuit Court is bad as a whole, it’s just the few the have put themselves above the law and God.
The world says “that goes around come around”. And people who blatantly engages in deception and fraud for their on personal benifits (greed), will reap what they have sown, in large numbers.
To the real law breakers, your time is up, the law will deal with you swiftly, and God even more swiftly.
I don’t understand this judge, his whole career, is on the line for a janitor and a few uneducated people, they really thought they could kidnap someone, STEAL their fortune by Committing fraud, embezzlement and then buy a judge. What was this judge thinking.
What they thought was they could do this thing stuff a lots of money in their underware 😧, and because the person they were really committing these acts against, was now alone, and for some crazy reason they thought the congregation, who KNEW this young man, would betray him as they did. They thought because they had seized all the assets, this young man had no Financial course to defend himself. THEY COULD NOT HAVE BEEN MORE WRONG.
IF YOU DID NOT KNOW WHAT THE BLESSINGS OF GOD LOOKED LIKED BEFORE, LOOK AT THIS YOUNG MANS STORY, HIS LIFE. AND YOU CAN SEE THE GLORY OF GOD ALL ABOUT HIM. HE IS WHO, ONE CAN CALL HONORABLE.
This young man and his wife are examples of what God looks like, and the blessing will continue on their lives, and the people that they Shepard.
WOE, to you ALL, who have done this thing. For God sit high and SEES ALL. And you can feel the vindication and restoration God is about to bestow. And you can also feel the raft of God descending upon all who have come against his anointed ones. BE PRE-PARED.
AND MAY THE MERICES of GOD be upon you.
What happened on Oct 2?
The judge said he would take the info into consideration. He did not make a ruling.
When are we set to go to trial….I hope soon.
What is taking this judge so long?
We don’t know.
How did the court date on November 4th go?
Bishop Joel Peebles is a true example of letting God fight this battle while staying calm, prayerful and knowing that everything that the enemy thought he has taken is going to be restored in the right timing of God. He is a good shepherd for not wanting the flock to encounter hostile territory. His faith has increased my faith in God in the most difficult times of life. I have been connected to this unfortunate situation and watched how God grace this Man & Woman of God to continue to feed, lead and love the people and their ministry has grown leaps and leaps. I celebrate Bishop Joel & Lady Peebles this day.
How much time is he allowed by law to be able to make this decision
Corrie- We’re not sure.