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Ylawnda Peebles has dedicated her life to Faith, Family and Friendships.  She is the happy wife of 26 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, and has her Master’s Degree in Divinity from Wilbur Henry Waters School of Divinity.

In 2003 she founded Heart to Heart Literacy Program.  This 501 ©3 not or 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.

Ylawnda co-hosts many ministry affairs such as the “Marry Me Again Experience” marriage events, “Touching the Hearts of People” telecast aired on the Impact 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 City of Praise Family and knows “the best is yet to come.”

Ylawnda is a member of the Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated, and is faithfully committed to service for all mankind.

“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 Peebles    

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