On Sunday September 7, 2014 Bishop T.D. Jakes, Bishop Alfred Owens and Pastor John Jenkins gathered at the Jericho city of Praise for the installation of their newest hireling Jasmin Sculark.
The installation of the 3rd hireling brought in by the illegitimate board of trustees now at Jericho was a ploy by the six to try to legitimize their church and board and make Dr. Jazz the front man for their illegal organization. The six self-appointed employee board were so desperate to get someone to fill the seats that they offered Dr. Jazz the job with a reported salary in the neighborhood of $300,000 a year without having seen a resume, application, candidates letter. Jazz stated during the installation “I did not submit a resume, candidates letter, had never done scripture, or prayed in the church. The first time I stepped in the pulpit was as Pastor Select.” She was not voted in by the members of Jericho because the 6 trustees are the only voting members. Despite bringing in local mega-church pastors John Jenkins, Bishop and Co-Pastor Susie Owens and the heavy hitter T.D. Jakes it was evidently clear by the turn out yesterday that the DMV was not feeling the hype nor the smoke and mirrors and was not buying what they were selling. It is reported that it cost approximately $70 to $80,000.00 to bring in T.D. Jakes to hype up an event. Having in attendance two local mega-Pastors, plus members from the Shilow Baptist Church York, PA, plus people from Trinidad, other local pastors who want to be in Jake’s shadow, along with the regular TD takes groupies, numerous PR firms, TV Ads, Radio Ads, numerous online invitations for everybody & anybody plus the TD Jakes name brand, could not fill up the church building.
The takeaways here:
1. Educated Christians in the DMV with discernment saw right thru this PR move. 2. People in the DMV know that the six (6) supposed board members (Dr. Jazz’s bosses) reek with the stench of foul play and financial impropriety. 3. Discerning Christians know that – Doing the right thing in the wrong season is still wrong. 4. In the DMV you can’t force feed discerning Christians the same old soup and expect them to swallow it. 5. We in the DMV have seen this play before, look up the Paula White appointment.
** ALL THE KINGS HORSES AND ALL THE KINGS MEN, COULDN’T FILL JERICHO TO THE TOP AGAIN **
Now the show is over and Jericho is still facing four (4) active legal cases that will return the church and it’s assets to the people whose tithes and offerings built it and nurtured it.
The DMV did not show up as expected to support Dr. Jasmin Sculark’s installation. Dispite a full court press Public relations campaign and media blitz which included, TV. radio, Newspapers, digital magazine, social media.
The Prince George’s County Circuit Court Judge
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.
Many have asked why we call ourselves The City of Praise. The best person to answer this question is the one who changed the name of the church from Jericho City of Praise to The City of Praise, Apostle Betty P. Peebles
After the death of Elder John Peebles, Apostle Betty said during a 2005 New Years sermon, that she was changing the name of the church from Jericho City of Praise to The City of Praise. So, why have these six self-appointed, unholy, ungodly, rogue crooks who say they are carrying out her wishes refuse to do this? They fought against it after she died, they refuse to change the signs, they refuse to support the name change. They claim that they are keeping with her vision. How? You be the judge as to who is actually carrying out Apostle’s vision.