Frederick K.C. Price Announces Semi-Retirement; Hands Leadership of Church to Son

November 26, 2008 at 6:40 am 1 comment

fred-price-sr-jr.JPGPastor Dr. Frederick K.C Price, founder of the Crenshaw Christian Center (CCC) passed the baton to his son, Pastor Frederick Price Jr., recently during the church’s 35th anniversary celebration. Pastor Price, Jr. will be installed as pastor of the 22,000 member mega-church on Sunday, March 15, 2009, his 30th birthday.

“Fred will start his public ministry at the same age Jesus did. That is prophetic,” said the Elder Dr. Price who will be 77 next year. “I will still be around as your Apostle and working with the board of directors, but it’s time for Pastor Price, Jr. to get into the driver’s seat. I will still mentor him.”   
Although both men were humorous during the announcement (a family trait of infusing humor and playfulness into the service), the gravity of the moment was overwhelming as the young Pastor Price, Jr. took in the view of the nearly 5,000 guests and members in the congregation who would become his flock.  Many of whom knew him as a child.          
“Becoming Pastor of Crenshaw Christian Center is an honor of high esteem,” said Pastor Price, Jr. “To follow in the footsteps of my father, the Apostle of Faith, is a privilege and a challenge I look forward to taking on.”
Pastor Frederick Price Jr. was ordained on February 9, 2003.  In tune with his generation, he created a special Sunday service called Hip-Hop Sunday to attract younger church-goers. Believed to be the first church to fuse Hip-Hop with Faith, the service is now called The BluePrint. The young Pastor Price, Jr. would regularly minister on Sundays when the elder Dr. Price was away on speaking trips.
On Sunday, November 30th at 9:30 AM, Pastor Price, Jr. will hold this year’s last The BluePrint service in the FaithDome, the church’s sanctuary located at 7901 S. Vermont Ave. in Los Angeles between Manchester Boulevard and Florence Avenue. All ages are welcome and casual attire is encouraged.  A holy Hip-Hop celebration, the services will feature rapping, dancing, krumping.
“I will still uphold the same high standards of teaching and excellence my father brought to the pulpit” said Pastor Price Jr.
A trailblazer in his own right, Dr. Price Sr. is one of the first African-American ministers to have a mega-church and an evangelical broadcast on television, which reaches over 15 million households each week.  He is also known for his candid teachings such as his controversial “Race, Religion and Racism” series which took him three years to complete. Dr. Price has authored over 50 books and has mentored many highly recognized ministers influencing the church today. But one of his most treasured achievements is watching his son succeed him.
Source: EUR Web

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  • 1. Clee Lowe  |  November 26, 2008 at 10:21 am

    From father to son!


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