THE CITY OF PRAISE New Years Eve 2016 – 8501 Jericho City Drive Landover, MD

 Below is a paragraph from an article we wrote in a People of Praise Facebook Post on January 2, 2015

Peopleofpraise Maryland

January 2 · 

 ” People all over the world are scratching their heads and wondering how Bishop Joel and the City of Praise can do what we do. We operate a mega church out of 2 high schools. We have not missed a beat. Imagine their response when we return to our Landover campus. We WILL celebrate NYE 2016 at the City of Praise Church 8501 Jericho City Drive Landover, Maryland with Bishop Joel Peebles. We see this in the spirit as well as the natural. All of our cases will go to trial this year. VINDICATION, RESTORATION, “


                  AND IT CAME TO PASS

  You Don’t Want To Miss This – Be There       1fire d

 JOIN US      1fire ccccc

  NEW YEAR’S EVE 2016  at the CITY OF PRAISE FAMILY MINISTRIES back at our Landover Campus



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The rogue board lying about the numbers in attendance on Sundays

Rumor has it that the self appointed, unelected, rogue employee crooks report that there are 400-500 people attending Sunday service every week at OUR CHURCH in Landover (not Jericho). Not so. They now only have one service at 9:30AM on Sunday. Barbara Covin is the preacher. Click the link to view the most recent service on 1/12/14. Not even 75 people are in attendance. This is not the vision of Apostle and Bishop Peebles! Please note that the video was taken late in the service to capture the late comers. Liar, liar pants on FIRE!

The September 2012 Ruling by the COURT of SPECIAL APPEALS of MARYLAND




Which Reverses the ruling by the lower Circuit Court of Maryland

Rejoice City of Praise

Victory Is Ours!!!

 This is the Opinion From the Court of Special Appeals

The Six Unholy, Ungodly, Self-Appointed Rogue Employees have already put their spin on this document.

Apostle Betty taught us not to take anyone’s word but to get the facts for ourselves. Knowledge Is Power.

It’s important to note when reading this document and attempting to understand what the court is saying, that the term Summary Judgement  means a decision can be made without a trial.  It is interesting to note that the 6 rogue employees partitioned the court to have Pastor Joel and Chairman Meadows to pay for their court costs.  The court denied that and instead they ordered the Six Unholy, Ungodly, Self-Appointed, Rogue employees to pay one-third of the court costs.   Hmm!  Didn’t see that coming.

Click Here To View Document 

Jericho City of Praise: A 10,000 seat sanctuary with 40 People

               June 2, 2013 WORSHIP SERVICE UPDATE:

 Ever wonder what the Jericho City of Praise worship service under the leadership of the six UnGodly, Self-Appointed, Rogue Employees looks like one year after firing Pastor Joel and excommunicating the leaders & members?  Well Saints wonder no more. This is what you get when the Janitor, the Bookkeeper and the church Secretary do a hostile take over of the things of God.  

Below is a copy of an email recently sent to the UnGodly, Self-Appointed, Rogue 6.   

To:  Clarence Jackson, Dorothy Williams, Denise Killen,

         Clifford Boswell, Gloria MaGruder, Linda Pyles

The link below shows a clip of your service from June 2, 2013. The sanctuary at Jericho City of Praise seats 10,000 people, there are 40 people in the building. This is morally reprehensible and a reflection of your inability to run, build or grow a church. Unless God himself ordains it no one will follow Barbara Colvin-Etheridge, Rodney Walker or any other hireling.
Can you six still claim that this is what Apostle Betty Peebles wanted.  Her vision was to have a 10,000 seat church for 40 people. It’s ok to admit you are wrong and repent .
God grows whatever he sanctions. We have been at Roosevelt High School and run out of space. We are at Forestville High School and in the first week exceeded your congregation for a month combined. The reason is simple we are only concerned about people not going to hell for eternity and not our egos or playing church. We are not concerned about growing a mega church. Lives are at stake for eternity and you all want to play church, fatten your own pocketbooks and use man-made efforts to grow something that is clearly dead, dying and defunct. it is time to admit you are wrong and do what is right.
The entire community should be outraged to see what has transpired. The Jericho City of Praise now has 40 people in the building because you six want to utilize the church to enrich yourselves personally. Shame on you.
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         The hostile takeover of Jericho by the Six UnGodly, Self-Appointed, Rogue employees has temporarily given them millions of dollars worth of property and millions of dollars in the bank. These six don’t care if the church grows or not, they are not in danger of losing any property because everything is paid in full, the church is not dependent on tithes & offerings to pay the bills.  All they have to do is pay the bills because they have plenty of money. The “cash only” parking for the redskins stadium along with the monthly rent taken in at the Jericho warehouse park provides ample ‘Mad Money’ for them. Michael Freeman can’t claim he is helping out this church because Jericho has more money than his ministry.

3 other pictures from the Jericho service:

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There are two things in the future… good and evil… what you see is what you bring into your present.

Below,    are pictures from contrasting worship services at the City of Praise Church, under Pastor Joel R. Peebles & Co-Pastor Ylawnda Peebles


Men responding to the word at the 10:00 a.m. Father’s Day message at Roosevelt Senior High School in Greenbelt, MD 



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Our newly added 8:00 a.m. worship service at the 

Forestville Academy in Forestville, MD

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To the Six UnGodly, UnHoly, Self-Appointed, Rogue employees:

Matthew 6:19-21    King James Version (KJV)

19 Lay not up for yourselves treasures upon earth, where moth and rust doth corrupt, and where thieves break through and steal:

20 But lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust doth corrupt, and where thieves do not break through nor steal:

21 For where your treasure is, there will your heart be also.

Appeals Court Doesn’t Buy It, They struck Down the Decision of Judge Jackson Which Appointed the Six Disgruntled Rogue Employees as the Trustee Board

On Thursday September 20, 2012 the Maryland Court of Special Appeals rendered a decision that resets the Jericho clock.  The Maryland Court of Special Appeals reversed a lower court decision, which gave a summary judgment to the Six Unholy, Ungodly, Self-Appointed Rogue employees/members.  These six rogue church members/employees  were given control over the church board of trustees with that decision. The court reviewed an over whelming mountain of evidence that confirmed that Pastor Joel R. Peebles has in fact been a member of the Board of Trustees since 1997. The court also found merit in Chairman William Meadows assertion that his resignation from the Trustee Board was suspicious and probably will be disallowed because there was never a board meeting with proper notice given to the sitting board members.   The Court of Appeals struck down the original incomprehensible and biased decision entered in the first trial by Judge Dwight Jackson.  In no uncertain terms, the appellate court decision means that the summary judgment giving to the questionable board authority is no longer in effect and Pastor Joel Peebles is able to resume his duties.  They are not considered the board.  Anything that they put in place is considered null and void.   This includes firing Pastor Joel, the excommunication of members etc.  We will return to our building!!

We will now receive a fair trial by a competent jury who will see the overwhelming evidence verifying that Pastor Joel Peebles has been a member on the Board of Trustees for years.

People of Praise,  Don’t be fooled the by smoke and mirrors.  The lawyer for the Unholy, Ungodly, Self-Appointed, Rogue employees has attempted to put their spin on this,  hold on to something before you get dizzy.  Their spin is that Get This!  that they have won on two out of three actions from the Court of Appeals.   ”  Yesterday, the Court of Special Appeals of Maryland affirmed the decisions of the Circuit Court on two of the three issues it considered, and in favor of the Board of Trustees of Jericho Baptist Church Ministries (the “Church”).  We look forward to resolving the one issue that has been sent back to the Circuit Court for resolution, which we anticipate will again support the conclusions of Judge Jackson’s earlier ruling.

Here’s the interpretation:   The court of appeals takes a look to see if a mistake was made by a lower court.  The court ruled that Judge Jackson made a mistake and that there is sufficient evidence to show that Pastor Joel was on the board.  The other two issues were Judge Jackson not acting on all of the motions because they were duplications (the court found that they were and would not grant this) and requesting a summary judgement on our behalf ( the court would not grant this because it is not their role to decide the disputed facts of a case)  Their job is to decide if a mistake was made and it was.  As a consequence the ruling made by Judge Jackson that made these employees the legal board was reversed and a trial by jury will make the decision. These employees are no longer the legal board of trustees.