Biography of Pastor Ylawnda Peebles

A Woman of Worship, Wisdom and Elegance. 

Ylawnda Peebles has dedicated her life to Faith family and friendships.

She is the happy wife of almost 20 years to her best friend Joel R. Peebles, Sr., Senior Pastor of the City of Praise Family Ministries. She is also blessed to have four amazing children Joel, Jr., Janay, Jordan and Jeremiah.

Ylawnda is a graduate of Bowie State University, where she graduated with high honors earning the Magna Cum Laude Award.

Pastor Ylawnda is a woman of many accomplishments.  In 1999, she adopted a female group home where she provided mentoring, warm-winter coats, school supplies, trips to classical theaters, and counsel. In 2003, she founded Heart to Heart Literacy Program. This 501 (c) 3 not for profit charitable organization was designed to inspire literacy in school aged children. She also wrote and published a children’s book entitled, God Loves Me Just The Way I Am which is now in its 3rd printing. She later established Heartfelt Inc., a community based organization designed to teach adult literacy.  From 2004-2008 Ylawnda founded and directed “Blessed By You” After-school Program which trained students between the ages of 9 – 16 in etiquette, interview skills and career education.

Ylawnda also co-hosts many ministry affairs such as “The Marry Me Again Experience Marriage Events, “Touching the Hearts of People” telecast aired on the Word Network, the Word of The Day aired on both Praise 104.1 and 105.1 WAVA stations in the Washington DC metropolitan area.

In 2012 she was Ordained Co-Pastor of the City of Praise Family Ministries to officially stand beside her husband.

She is honored to serve with her City of Praise Family and knows “the best is yet to come.”

“An empty life only focuses on personal achievement. True happiness is trusting in God, loving your family and making a substantial impact on one’s community.”

— Ylawnda J. Peebles