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Many refereed to him as a gentle giant but an impeccable leader.  With a sorrowful heart we share the announcement of the passing of Elder John R. Peebles, Jr.  The entire Radio One family sends out our condolences and prayers to the Peeble’s family along with the membership of the City of Praise Family Ministry. Bishop Joel Peebles released this official statement this morning.

Elder John Peebles, Jr.

Source: City of Praise Family Ministries / City of Praise Family Ministries

The City of Praise Family Ministries Announces The Passing of Elder John Peebles, Jr.

 LANDOVER, MD – It is with sorrowful hearts that we announce the passing of Elder John Peebles, Jr., Minister of Music of The City of Praise Family Ministries.

Elder John, Jr., graduated into Glory during an emergency surgery to repair a damaged artery.

Elder John, Jr., served The Kingdom with grace and power and has left an indelible mark on the lives of tens of thousands.  He has now elevated to worship amongst the Cloud of Witness and joins his Father, Elder John, Sr., Grandparents, Bishop James and Apostle Betty Peebles and Pastor James Peebles, Jr.

We ask your continued prayer for his precious wife Dionna, his loving mother Minister Yarnetta, his sister Yolonda and many, many family members, as well as the City of Praise Family.

Information about arrangements are forthcoming.

About City of Praise Family Ministries

The ministry was founded in 1964 under the guidance of the Rev. 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. The ministry is located at 8501 Jericho City Dr., Landover, Maryland. The City of Praise Family Ministries is led by the anointed leaders, Bishop Joel Peebles and Pastor Ylawnda Peebles. The vision is to, “Save Families, One Soul at a Time.” For more information please visit our website: or call the City of Praise Family Ministries at (301) 333-0500.