My Dearest Royal Readers:
As many of you know or have read/seen in the media, my church home, The (Jericho) City of Praise has been in a court battle ever since our beloved Founder & Senior Pastor, Apostle Dr. Betty P. Peebles, transitioned to glory. In light of a blog article published on Wednesday (12/7/11), I felt the need to share with you, my audience, my comment to the article as one of the members who proudly remain under the excellent spiritual leadership of Pastor Joel R. Peebles, Sr.
The Church Lady Blogs’ Article: The Church Lady Blogs’ Article: http://thechurchladyblogs.com/2011/12/07/jericho-city-of-praise-update-members-create-tell-all-website-against-church-staff-hostile-takeover/
My Comment to The Church Lady Blogs’ 12/7/11 Article:
Because He Is, I Am… The Daughter of Christ as well as a Spiritual Daughter of the late Apostle Dr. Betty P. Peebles and now her awesome son, Pastor Joel R. Peebles, Sr. of The (Jericho) City of Praise located in Landover, MD. Words cannot even begin to describe the God-loving, righteous and humble ministry leadership the Peebles family has served my life (and the lives of thousands of others) with over the years/decades. In spite of their rise to mega-church status in ministry, they have always been and remain the most touchable and approachable Pastors I have ever met in the Kingdom of God (and being raised in church as well as active in ministry, I’ve met many). I never felt lost as 1 of 10,000+ because Apostle Mom and Pastor Joel both release so much familial love that you know you are home amongst Spiritual Parents and family when you’re in service.
I often say, good Pastors without self-agendas, pride and arrogance who truly have a heart for God and His people are (sadly) hard to find in these evil last days. Therefore, when we are blessed to find and sit under one, we need to stand still and up (when necessary) with these rare Kingdom treasures. Such is the reason I remain at The City of Praise under the leadership of the Peebles’ servant leadership and legacy, because like his awesome parents, Pastor Joel is indeed one of those Kingdom treasures and Generals on the battlefield for God’s glory as opposed to his own!
Thank you, My Royal Sister The Church Lady, for sharing our (the Sons & Daughters of The City of Praise who support Pastor Joel, his family and our longtime Trustee Board Chairman William Meadows (whom Apostle Mom always referred to as such (“Chairman”) which is how I knew a Board existed at Jericho City of Praise) story with your audience.May our DaddyGod continue to bless you and catapult you in life and ministry!
In His Love, Your Sister Darnella
Founder & CEO of The Daughters of Christ, Inc.
Host of The Daughter of Christ Speaks BlogTalkRadio Show
P.S. Please keep my church home/family in your hearts and prayers. You can visit us online or view our services online at www.cityofpraisechurch.com as well as keep up with the status of our stand for natural justice and spiritual righteousness as a congregation at www.peopleofpraisemd.wordpress.com/
P.P.S. And remember, dial 1-646-915-9584 or stream online to join me and Royal Bro. Darren A. Davis every Saturday at Noon EST on The Daughter of Christ Speaks BlogTalkRadio Show!