Founder of Crenshaw Christian Center, Rev. Dr. Frederick Price Dies at 89  

LOS ANGELES (CNS) - Funeral and memorial service arrangements were pending this morning for the Rev. Dr. Frederick Price, the founder of the Crenshaw Christian Center, who has died at the age of 89.  

Price died Friday, according to an Instagram post on the account of his son, Fred Price Jr.  

“Our Husband, Father and your Apostle has gone to be with the Lord this (Friday) evening,'' the post read. “We accept his decision to go as he got a glimpse of glory a couple of weeks ago.  

“But we are sad. Please allow us some time to process all of this. He fought the good fight of faith and laid hold of eternal life.''  

Frederick Price and his wife of 67 years, Dr. Betty Price, started the Crenshaw Christian Center in 1973, first located at 9550 Crenshaw Boulevard in Inglewood before moving in 1981 to the former Pepperdine University campus on South Vermont Avenue at 79th Street.  

In 1986, construction began on the 10,000-seat FaithDome. That same year, the Prices and Angela Evans founded FKCP III Christian Schools. The elementary school opened in 1986, a middle school in 1987 and high school in 1992, according to the Price school's website.  

Price's Ever Increasing Faith TV show deputed on Fox11 in 1978 and is broadcast around the world.  

His ministry includes 16 Help Ministries auxiliaries, the Apostle Frederick Price Ministry Training Institute and the Crenshaw Christian Center New York.  

Price is also the author of more than 50 books on faith, healing and prosperity.  

ABC7 reported the cause of death as COVID-19. In January, his family announced that both Price and his wife tested positive for coronavirus and Price spent weeks in the hospital.  

Last Sunday, Minister Baltimore Scott of the Christian Center in New York asked for worldwide prayers as Price faced "health challenges posed by COVID-19."  

He is survived by his wife, four children, eight grandchildren and two great grandchildren.

PHOTO CREDIT: Getty Images

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