BISHOP JOEL R. PEEBLES, SR.
Bishop Joel Peebles is the son of one of the most loved Christian families in the nation. He is the youngest of three sons born to the late Bishop James Peebles and the late Apostle Betty Peebles. When Bishop Joel Peebles was in his mother’s womb, Bishop James Peebles, Sr. and Apostle Betty Peebles began planting a church that would have grown into one of the largest and most respected Christian Ministries in the United States. Bishop Joel Peebles counts it as one of God’s greatest blessings on his life to have grown up living, and learning under the divine anointing of his parents. Bishop Joel Peebles received the call to preach the gospel at a young age. And under the tutelage and encouragement of his father, he occasionally joined his father on a weekly radio broadcast in the late 1970′s.
In addition to the great education that he received from his parents, Bishop Joel Peebles’ formal education includes a Bachelor of Science Degree in Journalism from Bowie State University, a Masters of Arts in Council from Bowie State University and a Master of Divinity from Wilbur Henry Waters College.
Bishop Joel Peebles began preaching at the City of Praise over 20 years ago and has worked to grow and realize the vision established by his parents. Apostle Betty Peebles appointed Bishop Joel Peebles to serve on the church’s Board of Trustees in 1999. In 2001, she appointed him to serve on the Board of the Center of Hope a senior living facility. Bishop Joel Peebles currently serves as President of the Board of the Center of Hope. In August 2012, Joel Peebles was consecrated Pastor of the City of Praise Church Ministries.
Bishop Peebles is married to Ylawnda Peebles, who is his greatest blessing from the Lord. First Lady Ylawnda Peebles matches her husband’s enthusiasm for the Lord. Together they have counseled hundreds of couples and host an annual marriage and family seminar Marry Me Again.
Bishop Joel and Pastor Ylawnda Peebles are the parents of four children. They live in Southern Maryland.
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