Pastor Joel Peebles Speaks Out About How Church is a ‘Hostile Takeover’ [VIDEO]

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Pastor Joel Peebles Speaks Out About How Church Ministry is a ‘Hostile Takeover’ [VIDEO]

Here’s the interview transcript of Pastor Joel Peebles and wife speaking on how the church board at Jericho City of Praise did a hostile takeover of the church and its ministry. Read below and see video of interview.

“It’s a hostile takeover of a church ministry.”

With his wife by his side, Pastor Joel Peebles talked for the first time about how a small group of employees took control of his mother’s church, Jericho City of Praise, after she died of colon cancer in 2010.

Tisha Thompson: “Did your mother ever say to you, ‘Joel I want you to take my place?  Joel, I want you to be in charge?’”

Joel Peebles:  “About a thousand times.  She believed in passing the mantle.  Not that church is a birthright. Ministry is a calling.”

Tisha Thompson: “Did your mother ever say to you, ‘I’m changing the plan?’”

Joel Peebles:  “Absolutely not.”

Peebles took the Board of Trustees to court, where a judge ruled “Peebles is not on the Board” and the employees appointed by his mother are “the lawful Board of Trustees governing Jericho.”

Tisha Thompson:  “I’ve had folks say to me that the janitor is now in charge of the church.  Is the janitor in charge of the church?”

Joel Peebles:  “The chief operating officer is the janitor.  The janitor receives money and her car.  One of the other persons on this board receives a fur coat, Rolex watches. Most of them receive money.” Read full interview here.

 

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