Director, Violence Intervention Program
Joyce England Peeples is a proud native of Sprott (Perry County), Alabama and a 1983 graduate of East Perry High School. She received a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration and a Master of Science in Counseling from Faulkner University.
Joyce is the Director of the Violence Intervention Program at the Selma Center for Nonviolence, Truth and Reconciliation. For over 25 years, she has worked in the legal field. In 2007, Joyce established and implemented the Pre-Trial Diversion Program for Alabama’s Fourth Judicial Circuit. She served as the director throughout her professional stint. As director she was responsible for developing and implementing policies, procedures, and protocols for the program, while serving as the personal development coach and the senior probation officer. In 2003, Joyce founded God’s Kingdom Come Ministriesfor the purpose of providing an residential facility were hurting women could come tobe restored and made whole, via. understanding God’s will and purpose for their life, biblical identity training, conflict resolution, psychological counseling, and career preparation. She most recently completed a tour as Partnership Specialist with the United States Census Bureau for the 2020 Decennial Census.
Presently, Joyce is an ordained elder in the Christian Methodist Episcopal (CME) Church and serves as the Pastor of Tate Chapel CME Church in Furman, Alabama. Her pastoral work and her vocational work speak to her passion and concern for all of god’s people reaching God’s will and purpose for their life. Joyce enjoys spending time with her family and friends. She is the mother of three children (Jeremy, Jennie, Jasmine Peeples) and has been married to their father, Willie Peeples for nearly (30) years.
She enjoys reading, college football, professional basketball, and giving back to the community.