(Video) Apostle Betty P. Peebles, (Jericho), The City of Praise Church – 50 Years of Service

* The 50th Anniversary of the City of Praise Church (Jericho) – The Legacy Now Continues with Her Son Bishop Joel R. Peebles Sr.

About the City Of Praise Family Ministries   *(see the enclosed video)

The ministry was founded in 1964 under the guidance of the Reverend James R. Peebles, Sr. and Apostle Betty P. Peebles. Jericho City of Praise became one of the largest mega-churches in the nation with more than 15,000 members. Currently, we are a mobile church, operating two satellite locations at Forestville Military Academy in Forestville, MD and Eleanor Roosevelt High School in Greenbelt, MD. The City of Praise Family Ministries is led by the anointed leadership of Senior Pastor, Bishop Joel Peebles and Co-Pastor, Pastor Ylawnda Peebles. Our vision is to Save Families, One Soul At A Time. File0328For more information visit: www.CityOfPraiseChurch.com

“We are extremely confident that when the upcoming court proceedings in the district and other jurisdictions are concluded, they will prove that the board of jericho front2trustees which has been in place for over 40 years under Bishop James & Apostle Betty Peebles-and now Bishop Joel & Pastor Ylawnda Peebles-is the true board. “ DC CASE 2013 CA 007115 Robert George, ET AL. V Clarence Jackson ET AL. filed in the District of Columbia Superior Court on October 15, 2013 is in the final discovery phase and headed towards trial in the late fall.

“The employees, who asserted themselves during the prolonged season of illness of Apostle Betty Peebles, are unauthorized and illegal. At this point there is no final court order that gives the employees governing control, therefore any actions these employees take will inevitably be deemed void.”

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New Year’s Eve Celebration featuring Yolanda Adams in full concert at the Show Place Arena

 The hottest spot in the DMV on New Year’s Eve will be at The Show Place Arena with Yolanda Adams, Kevin Levar, Marcus D. Wiley (Bishop Secular) and Janay Peebles.  Join Bishop Joel R. Peebles Sr., Pastor Ylawnda Peebles and the City of Praise church as we welcome in the New Year under the Glory Cloud at the Show Place Arena in Upper Marlboro Maryland.

featuring Yolanda Adams in full concert


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*  Do not be deceived.  We have not returned to our church building in Landover, MD.  The six unGodly, UnHoly self-appointed rogue crooks are allowing Michael Freeman the puppeteer to use them and our building again this year under the guise of it being a joint effort. (lol) yeah 40 people and no Pastor.  Can you say Coveting

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.

Jezebel Spirit Loose in the City

Jezebel Spirit Loose in the City

People of praise it has come to our attention that the Jezebel Spirit is at it again. While searching online court records to see if any of the six rogue employee/members have been arrested yet, I came across this interesting document. To quote a legal saying “the thing speaks for itself”,
Well, Well, Well that lying,controlling, manipulating, greedy spirit is at it again.

Case Number:0502SP084692011Case Status:ACTIVE
Case Type:PEACE ORDEROrder Valid Thru:12/16/2011
Filing Date:12/09/2011
Hearing Date: 12/09/2011Hearing Time:4:24 PMRoom:X4
Hearing Location: COURTHOUSE, 14735 MAIN ST.,UPPER MARLBORO,MD 20772
Hearing Type: TEMPORARY
Hearing Date: 12/16/2011Hearing Time:10:0 AM
Hearing Location: COURTHOUSE, 14735 MAIN ST.,UPPER MARLBORO,MD 20772
Hearing Type: FINAL
This is an electronic case record. Full case information cannot be made available either because of legal restrictions on access to case records found in Maryland rules 16-1001 through 16-1011, or because of the practical difficulties inherent in reducing a case record into an electronic format.

The devil wanted to get Brother Tree out of the way because of his role in the ‘Occupy Jericho’ movement. The fact is that Tree was an out spoken supporter of Pastor Joel Peebles and denounced the rude, disrespectful manner in which they spoke to and were treating him.
Now the devil is after Brother Rod Chavez (an Attorney in the Legal Ministry at the church) for his role in the movement. During the ‘Occupy Jericho’ movement which coincided with the thirty day Fast, God revealed to Brother Chavez an avenue for the members to legally get our church back. Like a voice crying in the wilderness Brother Chavez kept asking the question “SHOW ME THE $$MONEY”. The six rogue members seized on an opportunity to try to remove that voice out of play by filing a Temporary Restraining Order against him. As the bible says, if you take a brother to the heathen courts “SHAME ON YOU”!!
1 Corinthians 6 Lawsuits Among Believers
1 If any of you has a dispute with another, dare he take it before the ungodly for judgment instead of before the saints? 2 Do you not know that the saints will judge the world? And if you are to judge the world, are you not competent to judge trivial cases? 3 Do you not know that we will judge angels? How much more the things of this life! 4 Therefore, if you have disputes about such matters, appoint as judges even men of little account in the church![a] 5 I say this to shame you. Is it possible that there is nobody among you wise enough to judge a dispute between believers? 6 But instead, one brother goes to law against another—and this in front of unbelievers!
7 The very fact that you have lawsuits among you means you have been completely defeated already. Why not rather be wronged? Why not rather be cheated?

Shame on you Jackson!! Shame on you Clarence Jackson!!
Read the bible Bro!

Jezebel Spirit Loose in the City

Mad Firing Frenzy Claims another Victim

        A spirit of retaliation has over taken the six members of the rogue board of trustees led by Alma Denise Killen and Clarence Jackson.  This group that seized control of the church in a hostile takeover have committed yet another act of defiance this time against one of Jericho’s finest.  Yesterday Sunday Dec 11, 2011 one of the most humble, spirit filled and caring brothers in our ministry Trenillo Walters (known as Tree) was fired by the rogue six.  Brother Tree the  Supervisor of the Audio Ministry at the Jericho City of Praise became the latest victim of an ‘Out of Control’ rogue board bent on retaliation spawn by a vengeful, controlling, Jezebel spirit.  The unelected rogue board led by Alma Denise Killen and Clarence Jackson with Gloria McLam-McGruder as a figure head reportedly became incensed by Brother Tree’s participation in both the Occupy Jericho protest march held in early November and the intercessory prayer vigils held on the past two Sunday mornings prior to the one unified 10:00 am service. The unelected rogue board’s decision to blatantly disrespect our current Pastor Joel R. Peebles Sr. as well as to retaliate against Brother Tree is another sad chapter in this hostile takeover story. When they changed the locks on the church buildings November 1st, and then lied about the reason for doing it, that was the catalyst that God used to push Brother Tree into that movement. The six rogue members finally retaliated against him on Sunday.

Witnesses reported that Clarence Jackson placed Alma Denise Killen in front of the door to the Audio Sound equipment room yesterday morning along with two PG County Sheriff deputy’s to keep Brother Tree (the Audio Supervisor) from entering that room. He was later fired.  This controlling Jezebel spirit that has a firm grip on these six rogue members has also claimed other victims. This mad firing frenzy has hit long time Attorney for the church Bobby Henry, long time Chairman of the board of trustees William Meadows, trustee Anne Wesley and one the maintenance staff Mr. Smallwood.  Mr. Smallwood was fired for helping out Pastor Joel and First Lady Ylawnda.  Get this, myself and others included never knew the first name of Chairman Meadows until the six rogue members sued him in court because Apostle Peebles (mom) always called him Chairman Meadows, Hmmm!!

Brother Tenillo Walters has been a member of the Jericho City of Praise for 36 years.  He has unselfishly served the audio ministry for over 15 years since before the new edifice was built. He has served under both of the founders of Jericho, Bishop James R. Peebles Senior and Apostle Betty P Peebles, their three sons Pastor James Peebles Jr., Elder John R. Peebles Minister of Music and Pastor Joel R. Peebles Sr.  Brother Tree has many years of experience working in the audio & visual production area for large corporations such as Bet and ESPN to name a few.  Over the years he has dedicated his god given talent to make Jericho’s audio ministry a ministry of excellence.  He often comes in early and either stays late or takes work home with him. Brother Tree has also propped up this ministry by bringing and utilizing his own personal equipment. When there are special event at church such as a conference or concert, Brother Tree could be seen hauling in needed speakers, sound boards, cables & wires, etc., you name it.  He transformed the Audio ministry into a ministry of excellence.

Kudos to you! Brother Tree

Mad Firing Frenzy Claims Another Victim

The unelected board retaliated yesterday by firing Trenillo Walters, head of the Audio Ministry at Jericho City of Praise.

The Church Lady Blogs tells it like it is…

Jericho City of Praise Update Members create Tell All Website-against Church Staff Hostile Takeover

“So many times, I have to write My Take on the inappropriate actions of a Pastor, this time, however, I have got to take the time to blast the church staff attempted hostile takeover of  both the spiritual and financial leadership of Jericho City Baptist Church.  Based on the staff’s recent court depositions, they  have proven to me that most of what the members are saying is true,  they are, in fact,  operating in the most ungodly manner towards the Shepherd of that house, Joel Peebles.”

To view the article, click the link below.


 Thank you Churchlady blogs, for taking the time to thoroughly research your article before writing it.  

The Red Hot Inconvenient Truth Video

Get ready for the next installment in the series entitled: The RED HOT INCONVENIENT TRUTH. 

Today Volume #3 features our own Clifford Boswell.

Clifford Boswell one of the six rogue employees/members of the Jericho City of Praise church suing Pastor Joel Peebles. He is noted for many things one of which is his admitting under oath that he gets paid $200.00 every other week, however he doesn’t really know why.  Hmmm!!!  Maybe to help with this hostile takeover.  You were someone people thought could be trusted you, WHY?  Boswell states that he didn’t even know the Apostle that well. Don’t forget, you can read his complete testimony on the website: www.peopleofpraisemd.wordpress.com under the deposition section.