Reverend Frederick K.C. Price died late last week from COVID-19. The Price family shared the news in a statement shared to Twitter. “Our Husband, Father & your Apostle has gone to be w/ the Lord this evening. We accept his decision to go as he got a glimpse of glory a few weeks ago. We are sad. Please allow us some time to process. He fought the good fight of faith & laid hold of eternal life. The Price Family”

Price got diagnosed with Coronavirus recently and on February 11, Christian Headlines reported staff minister Baltimore Scott asking for prayer for Price.

Price, who was 89 years old, is the founder of the Crenshaw Christian Center, a 28,000-member church in Los Angeles. Price stepped down from ministry in 2017 and handed the Center over to his son, Rev. Fred Price, Jr. The church was founded with just 300 members in 1973, but Price was a pastor before that.

On his website, it says he grew dissatisfied with his “personal spiritual development” before being baptized in the Holy Spirit in 1970 and becoming a student of Pastor Kenneth E. Hagin, a noted televangelist. Price’s church slowly grew into what it is today.

The church currently employs 180 people within 14 divisions including a preschool, elementary school, middle school, and high school. There are also 16 Helps Ministry or auxiliaries and organizations of the church with roughly 1799 volunteers. One distinct part of the church’s network is the Fellowship of Inner-City Word of Faith Ministries, which was renamed to Fellowship of International Christian Word of Faith Ministries. Its purpose is to spread the gospel to urban and metropolitan areas in the U.S. Price envisioned it would be used to strengthen inner-city outreach efforts and help them keep Christians in inner cities on the straight and narrow.

John Paluska | Contributor

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