Fred Price Jr. steps down from the pulpit

Just over eight years after his father, Dr. Frederick K.C. Price, handed over the reins of the 28,000-member Crenshaw Christian Center to him in 2009, an emotional Fred K. Price...

Just over eight years after his father, Dr. Frederick K.C. Price, handed over the reins of the 28,000-member Crenshaw Christian Center to him in 2009, an emotional Fred K. Price Jr. left his congregation in shock on Sunday when he announced that he was stepping down from the pulpit due to “personal misjudgments.”

In a recording of the announcement, which comes approximately a month after Price took a sabbatical from ministry, he didn’t specify his “misjudgments” but noted they were “serious” and he is working to correct them with the help of his church’s leadership team.

“Approximately a month ago I came before you to announce that I would be taking a three-week sabbatical. Well I’m here today to give you an update. I have struggled with,” Price said trailing off into several seconds of emotional posturing as his wife Angel stood in quiet support by his side.

“I have struggled with and am correcting and making amends for serious personal misjudgments which have affected my life and my family and which I deeply regret. I have betrayed the trust of God, my family and you my church and for that I am so sorry. Therefore, I’m gonna step down as pastor at this time,” he said as the congregation erupted in shock.

After pleading with the congregation to let him finish what he had to say, Price then explained that he would be undertaking a plan of restoration “in order to fulfill the call on my life to ministry” and asked for privacy as he worked on his issues.

“I have submitted myself to my fathers, our apostles’ plan of restoration, chief among those is I will be attending Sunday service starting next week and throughout the year, so that I can hear the Word and be restored in order to fulfill the call on my life to ministry. In closing I would like to ask that you respect my family’s privacy while we work through this personal situation. I thank you all for the support you have given me. As pastor, I love you all and I solicit your prayers during this difficult time,” he ended.

His announcement was then followed by shouts of “love you” “God is great, don’t worry about it” as he left the stage to a standing ovation.

According to the church’s website, Price took over the Los Angeles, California-based church from his father on March 15, 2009.

“It was a very proud and emotional moment for all. In fact, a monumental shift in the spiritual atmosphere took place as Frederick and Angel took on the roles of Head Pastor and First Lady, forever remaining humbly submitted to lovingly, watchful eye and tutelage of Apostle and Dr. Betty. The house that faith built has indeed been established,” the church noted.

Crenshaw Christian Center was founded by Dr. Frederick K.C. Price in 1973 with approximately 300 members.

The church has since grown to more than 28,000 members today employing more than 180 people and utilizing hundreds of volunteers to help with the work of 14 distinct divisions which include a pre-school, elementary, middle and high school.

 

Source: Christian Post (LEONARDO BLAIR)

Photo Credit: I’m Speaking Truth

Photo Credit: The Christian Post

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3 Comments on this post.
  • Tamara
    18 July 2017 at 7:58 am
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    You and your family is in my prayer. God will see you through. NO issue is to small for Him. We wrestle against spiritual wickedness in high places. So be strong and know that there is NOTHING to hard for God.

  • Chiquita hall
    29 June 2017 at 1:52 am
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    Pastor Price, Jr. will and shall be RESTORED. I declare it in the NAME OF JESUS.. He shall be restored. I love your brother and I am praying for you.

  • Richard
    28 June 2017 at 2:15 am
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    By NO MEANS am I’m making accusation said this is the issue but.

    Sin is sin, and No Man or Wo Man if immune. Any person who feels they are better than he, is pretty much just a lying hypocrite.

    This is what the Book of John test

    King James Version

    John 8:3-11

    And the scribes and Pharisees brought unto him a woman taken in adultery; and when they had set her in the midst, they say unto him, Master, this woman was taken in adultery, in the very act.

    Now Moses in the law commanded us, that such should be stoned: but what sayest thou? This they said, tempting him, that they might have to accuse him.

    But Jesus stooped down, and with his finger wrote on the ground, as though he heard them not. So when they continued asking him, he lifted up himself, and said unto them, He that is without sin among you, let him first cast a stone at her.

    And again he stooped down, and wrote on the ground. And they which heard it, being convicted by their own conscience, went out one by one, beginning at the eldest, even unto the last: and Jesus was left alone, and the woman standing in the midst.

    When Jesus had lifted up himself, and saw none but the woman, he said unto her, Woman, where are those thine accusers? hath no man condemned thee?

    She said, No man, Lord. And Jesus said unto her, Neither do I condemn thee: go, and sin no more.

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