Jericho City of Praise was founded in 1964 by the late Bishop James R. Peebles, Sr. and late Apostle Betty P. Peebles. Our foundation is built upon one core biblical principle that our founders consistently taught us – everything we do shall bring Glory to God. Being rooted in the Word of God, established under a better covenant, we can thankfully say that seventy-five percent of our church services are teaching ministries. Moreover, we follow the great example-setter, Jesus, whose main emphasis was operating in love. We pray for continued love in both this ministry and the whole body of Christ.
We have been serving the community and doing the Lord’s work for over forty years. We provide food, clothing and resource referrals to those in need. Our Upper Room Ministry and Prayer Partner Ministry provide daily prayer and counseling to individuals facing the challenges of life. We are responsive to the Great Commission given by Jesus Christ to, “Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost: Teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you: and, lo, I am with you always, even unto the end of the world. Amen.” (Matthew 28:19-20)
The youth are one of the most important parts of our ministry. We have youth leaders who are concentrating on youth spiritual development, youth support and youth evangelism. The ministry obligates and commits itself to create an environment where the next generation of Christian leaders can boldly take their place in the body of Christ.
Our church complex was given the name “ Jericho City of Praise” by our founders, the late Bishop James R. Peebles, Sr. and late Apostle Dr. Betty P. Peebles. It consists of a main sanctuary which seats 10,000, an Administration Building, College Building, Christian Academy, 250-seat Chapel, Food Pantry and Youth Center. We also have a Business Centre (housing 24 warehouse stalls with 150 offices) and the Jericho Residences (270 unit – luxury adult community for active seniors).
We invite you to visit us during the week. We have services and/or classes going on just about every day for individuals and families to come study the Word of God. In addition, we have special events and activities to promote fellowship among our church family and encourage visitors to see the Word in action at the Jericho City of Praise. The Apostolic Anointing covers our church and we are making preparation for the soon coming King – Jesus Christ the Lord!
The “No-Nonsense, No Excuse” Spirit-Filled, Christ Centered Church, Preaching and Teaching Prophetically to Our City, Nation, and World… that God is Calling for in this Latter Day.