Popular televangelist Frederick K. C. Price, founder of Crenshaw Christian Center dies from COVID-19 at the age of 89 on Friday, February 12.
Frederick K. C. Price
On February 8, the Crenshaw Christian Center East posted a call to prayer for Frederick Price on their Facebook page. They revealed that the televangelist continued to “face health challenges posed by” the coronavirus. They then continued to urge people to pray for the healing of his “lungs, heart and kidneys and any other parts of his body” that were affected by the virus.
Sadly, just a few days after that post, Price died from COVID-19 at the age of 89. His family posted on Twitter to let everyone know about the heartbreaking news.
“Our Husband, Father & your Apostle has gone to be w/ the Lord this evening,” the Los Angeles-based televangelist’s family announced Friday night. “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.”
It turned out that Frederick Price and his wife Betty both contracted the coronavirus a week before his passing. The author is survived by his wife, four children, 10 grandchildren, and four great-grandchildren.
Kenneth Copeland, Price’s fellow televangelist, expressed his grief saying that he didn’t believe that the virus would kill his longtime friend.
“For almost 50 years, Fred and Betty Price have been wonderful friends of our family. We have laughed together, cried together, and preached together. We’ve stayed in each other’s homes and have watched each other’s children grow up! We have truly lived life together,” he wrote on Facebook last Wednesday.
“The first time I heard Fred Price in person was in Tulsa, Oklahoma. He ran onto the platform and shouted, ‘I am ready Freddy!’ What a man of God! What a man of faith and power! I don’t believe this disease can kill him. We as a family, and ministry, are standing strong for Apostle Frederick Price!”