By Bob Smietana | Religion News Service
The Rev. Frederick K.C. “Fred” Price, a prominent Los Angeles pastor who built one of the largest church buildings in the country, has died at 89.
“Our Husband, Father & your Apostle has gone to be w/ the Lord this evening,” the Price family said Friday, Feb. 12, in a statement
posted on social media. “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.”
Price was the longtime pastor of the Crenshaw Christian Center, which he founded in 1973 and grew into a megachurch that claims 28,000 members. The church is perhaps best known for the FaithDome, which opened in 1989 and seats 10,145 worshipers, making it the largest house of worship in the country at the time, according to the Los Angeles Times.