22 thoughts on “Poll on the alleged Board

  1. We love and truley support our Senior Pastor Joel Peebles. We are truley gratefull that you Bro. Tree are opn our team. Thank you for your leadership and suppport.

  2. Love the chosen and ordained Man of God, Pastor Joel Peebles Sr., First Lady Ylawnda and their family. We most certainly have your back.

  3. Keith and NeeCee Moore have and always will be with the man and woman of God. We stand and believe that they are the called, annointed and appointed Legacy of The City of Praise and we WILL see them walk into their Season!!!!!

  4. As for the so call Board & those Elders who disrespect God, our Pastor & Church and not be concern about the truth nor The Lord’s rebuke, we pray for them but don’t like the fact that they claim to be Christian and have not demonstrated one Godly deed that will bring God glory. They took our Apostle (one of God’s Pillows of the Church) out of the best hospital, hid her away from her family & congregation, put her in a nursing home where she developed bed sores the size of a man’s fist (unbelievable but true) and registered her under a fake name so her family could not find her, then left her there to die alone, after they got what they wanted out of her. How can Michael Freeman, of Spirit of Faith Church support this kind of people? We know and have proof that the fake Will was faxed from Freeman’s church so how can Freeman, the Board and Elders be forgiven for what they have done to our Apostle, the Beloved Betty Peebles… Though we know she has a brand new body in heaven, the way she was used by this Board and Elders will NOT go unpunished by God Almighty. Their attempt to discredited her and all that God has accomplished through her & her family and all the mightily work she has done in the Kingdom of God, will not go unpunished by God. Do they really believe there will be no punishment from God. REALLY?

    • Please remember that the Bible states Peter denied Jesus 3 times and Judas Iscariot betrayed Jesus for 30 pieces of silver. Both were 2 of the twelve disciples. However, Jesus forgave both of them. Matthew 26:75(TNIV The Bible Experience Companion Bible) states, “Then Peter remembered the word Jesus had spoken: ‘Before the rooster crows, you will disown me three times.’ And he went outside and wept bitterly.”. Matthew 27:3 states, “When Judas, who had betrayed him, saw that Jesus was condemned, he was seized with remorse and returned the thirty pieces of silver to the chief priests and the elders. ‘I have sinned,’ he said, ‘for I have betrayed innocent blood.”
      Sadly, Pastor Joel Peebles was betrayed by the very same people he hired and/or married for monetary gain. As children of the
      most high, we MUST forgive them of their sins as well. The day SHALL COME TO PASS when
      they ask Pastor Joel AND more importantly – GOD – for forgiveness for what they have done and they will be forgiven. Please remember that “Jesus hates the sin but loves the sinner.”. Be blessed and stay encouraged City of Praise!

  5. The Alleged Board’s vision seems to be for power & the love of money NOT for the Glory of God! It’s simply disgusting to see them come into the church only to receive Tithes & Offering. Well, we (the congregation) are not sowing any seeds (money) into the Board’s ground, they are NOT producing anything good in the Church nor for God’s glory. Our Apostle taught us, sowing into good fertile soil will produce good fruit. This Board and Elders fruit is rotten and no good thing has come from them. Not one thing have this Board and Elders done is worthy of God’s praise! Therefore, their money troth will dry up like a dessert and they will not be able to pay bills without the congregation’s support in Tithes & Offerings. It is very sad that we are in this place as a branch in the Body of Christ but our God is with us and He (God) will repay the Board dearly for the devilish things they have allowed to happen in God’s City of Praise. They Must Repent! We pray the Board and its followers will repent and turn from their wicket ways so they can hear from heaven and give The Lord the opportunity to restore them back to God.

  6. I am honered to worship at the City of Praise Church in Landover, MD under the amazing leadership of Pastor Joel R. Peebles Sr. & his equally amazing wife First Lady Ylawnda Peebles. The annointing and the grace of God is all over their lives. May we see God work a miracle in their lives. Peace be still in the Name of Jesus. Let Victory arise and our enemy be scattered.

  7. I thank God for Pastor Joel and first lady Ylawnda Peebles. They carry the mantle that was passed on by Bishop and Apostle and they are the visionaries of the City of Praise. I am not surprised by the actions of these six people but I am disappointed. I have seen these spirits before. This is nothing new. The devil is a defeated foe. We are spending time fighting them when we should be focused on building up the kingdom. The outcome is a given-The Board lead by Pastor Joel will prevail and they will bring to fruition the vision articulated By Bishop and Apostle.

  8. Felecia Bell

    I honor and respect Pastor Joel and my 1st Lady Ylawnda Peebles,
    Pastor Joel is a great man of GOD and there is no one else that GOD has raised up to lead the City of Praise into its next realm of Greatness but Pastor Joel. It breaks my heart that there is division among us, God is not pleased and we must get back to building and stop with all this tearing down. I don’t understand how the saved,santified and filled with the Holy Ghost can allow the un Godly to convince them to take the actions that they have against our Pastor and also the congregation.

    Why is it that the congregation’s concerns don’t matter to them it always matter to our Apostle Betty.

    Apostle labor and prayed for the congregation because she was compassionate, loving and cared.

    Pastor Joel posses these same attributes, this is not what I think, or I guess but it is what I see and know to be lived out in his life.

    Alleged Board, God has called me to this branch of Zion to serve under Pastor Joel Peebles with him having full authority and leadership and I will not under another, because it is not GOD’s will I do so.

    The hurt has grown to deep and gone on for too long, I can no longer stay silent in this matter

    So, I compell you to do the GODLY thing and honor the wishes of the majority congregation

    Respectfully and Sincerly

    Deacon Felecia Bell

  9. We love and support Pastor Joel and First Lady Ylawnda Peebles ,we are honor to be apart of the City of Praise and a Amazing Pastor Joel R.Peebles.

  10. Pastor and First Lady I have been praying for your church since 2003 even before I moved down to MD, You’re in my prayer always and I SUPPORT you 100 %. the Lord is about to do some shifting and shacking in 2012. that’s what I’ve been hearing in my spirit for the last 2 weeks. and know this, THE devil IS STILL A LIAR

  11. I thank God that He has brought Pastor Joel and First Lady Ylawnda during this season in my life as my spritual leaders. They are examples of phenomenal people of God yet showing such peace, faith, forgiveness, love, transparency and integrity during this season where demonic attacks come from anywhere and everywhere. I stand with them and follow them in claiming the victory and praising God right now with the restoration of everything that has been lost and vindication in areas that the devil has purposely brought in deception, witchcraft and trickery to destroy all the people of God in the City of Praise. We must have one beat and one sound focus on God to defeat the devil. I am claiming victory and thanking God right now that all facets of our lives, both spritually and naturally be prosperous. In Jesus name, Amen.

  12. I am honored to be a member of the City of Praise Church!!!! I’ve been here for seven years now and I am so honored to set under the teaching of Pastor Joel R. Peebles. To have a Pastor that lives the word he teaches it inspires us young adults to live for Christ as well. I love my Pastor and First Lady who I admire so much!!!!

  13. To Pastor Joel and First Lady Ylawnda, Thank God for your outstanding, anointed leadership, my family and I pray daily for you and your family and our congregation. You have our support and I thank God I am a member of this branch of Zion. I Love my Pastor and First Lady.
    Carrie A. Holley

  14. You know its sad that these six people and some of the elders are real, nasty plus some of the deacons. They think their right! They don’t want to see the court papers, don’t want nobody to tell them anything because they say their hearing everything from God! Well, who is your God? Not the Father and surely not the son of God “JESUS”! Do you think that God would tell them six people to take our money to pay a lawyer to go after our pastor? He is our pastor! You know if I were you six and a few of you others I would get to stepping, because some people are going to jail!!!!! Run!!


    Dear Pastor Joel R. Peebles,

    First giving Honor to GOD, I want to Thank you Pastor and First Lady Ylwanda Peebles for the teaching that I’ve endured since I became a member of Jericho in 2006. I also want to Thank You Pastor for being obedient to the word of GOD and the Spirit of GOD and for being the Man of GOD that (HE) would have you to be to lead (HIS) children to Christ.

    Pastor Joel R. Peebles, today’s message in the 10:00am services was so Powerful like all the services that you preach and teach that I said YES, I will stand with you and First Lady for what’s right. Also, I will continue to follow You, Pastor as You follow JESUS CHRIST and NO, I’m not leaving this Church because GOD will have the LAST WORD. It’s time for the Body of Christ to rise up and stand against the evildoers?

    Psalms 94:16
    16Who will rise up for me against the evildoers? or who will stand up for me against the workers of iniquity?

    Today you taught that:
    Romans 12:2 – And do not be conformed to this world, but, be transformed by the renewing of your mind, that you may prove what is that good and acceptable and perfect will of GOD.

    Which means that after we’ve received Salvation we must renew our minds to think like Jesus Christ, to act like Christ, have a personal relationship with Christ and to want to be like Christ.
    Now my King James Bible tells me in 1 John 4:16 that GOD is LOVE and since we are to be like JESUS CHRIST than my Bible also tells me in 1 Corinthians 13:4-8 that Love:
    4Charity suffereth long, and is kind; charity envieth not; charity vaunteth not itself, is not puffed up,
    5Doth not behave itself unseemly, seeketh not her own, is not easily provoked, thinketh no evil;
    6Rejoiceth not in iniquity, but rejoiceth in the truth;
    7Beareth all things, believeth all things, hopeth all things, endureth all things.
    8Charity never faileth:

    So, I say to the Christians at Jericho to be careful and not to judge anyone but to Love your enemies.

    Luke 6:35
    But love ye your enemies, and do good, and lend, hoping for nothing again; and your reward shall be great, and ye shall be the children of the Highest: for he is kind unto the unthankful and to the evil.

    Someone may ask Why should we Love our enemies? Again, you taught me that in:

    Romans 8:28 –
    28And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to his purpose.
    29For whom he did foreknow, he also did predestinate to be conformed to the image of his Son, that he might be the firstborn among many brethren.

    Therefore, I know without a doubt, that all things are working for Your good Pastor because YOU HAVE BEEN CALLED ACCORDING TO HIS PURPOSE.

    So, continue to do what GOD would have you to do. Stand, and fear not. For Greater is (HE) that is in You than (He) that is in the world and your enemies.


    Valerie Lyons

  16. I use to work with denise killen, I never thought she was the type of person she’s turned out to be. Maybe she was instrumental in causing an international airline to go out of business.

  17. “And then I will declare to them, ‘I never knew you; DEPART FROM ME, (Mike Freeman), YOU WHO PRACTICE LAWLESSNESS.’ – Matthew 7:23
    When on the TBN Network, that tells me everything that I need to about a so-call christian!!!!!!
    I will be praying for you brother! I knew years ago that when you got into the money thing it would not be long before it blinded you.

    May GOD have Mercy on you,
    Freddie G. Morman

  18. i cant believe this has taken place , it brings embarrassment over the heads of our congregation at the city of praise . ive supported pastor joel and 1st lady since day 1 . for any one who deosnt believe the board has disrespected our church is foolish . they have been stealing tithes and offerings for who knows how long . why else would you refuse to give the courts the churches financial statement? and to think micheal freeman has masterminded this whole ordeal is just crazy (but its true) they were after jericho the entire tiime . to put apostle betty in a hospital way in baltimore to hide her from her family is ridiculous . ive never heard of such . putting members out of the church theyve called home for decades . everyone knew apostle was very frugal , thats how jericho was so financially stable . how and why would she give the board members these huge raises before she died? and signing paperwork stating she herself was a employee of the church and even herself could have been fired if she had survived her illness , this was indeed a hostile takeover . i dont believe for a split second they were carrying out apostles orders . i believe they were carrying out the orders of MICHEAL & DEEDEE FREEMAN . how pastor joel was treated by a supposed man of god(mike freeman) is just dead wrong . but one thing for sure and two for certain THE BOARD MEMBERS AND THE FREEMAN FAMILY WILL INDEED PAY A HIGH PRICE FOR THE WRONG THEY CHOICE TO DO .YOU CAN BET YOUR BOTTOM DOLLAR ON THAT .

    • Kwilliams we agree that it is unbelieveable. These six employees are no longer considered the legal board of trustees. The Maryland Special court of appeals has reversed the decision of the lower court which made them legal. Please do not refer to them as the board because they are not. They have no power and no authority.

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