According to WJLA, Pastor Joel Peebles and his congregation have been locked out of the over 10,000 member Jericho City of Praise Church. The fight over who gets control of the church has been heating up since the death of the church’s founder and Joel’s mother, Betty Peebles.
Although Joel has been active in the church for the past 20 years, his mother left control to a six-member board in her will.
Pastor Joel Peebles being escorted out of the church
Pastor Joel Peebles response