Frederick KC. Price, who started a mega-church and televangelism broadcast that made him a popular voice for black Christians, died Friday night of the aftermath of Covid-19, a family spokeswoman said he was 89 years old

Mr Price died at the Torrance Memorial Medical Center near Los Angeles, said Holly Baird, the spokeswoman

“He fought the good fight of faith and seized eternal life,” a family statement posted on Facebook by his son Frederick K Price Jrsaid

In an Instagram post earlier this week, the church said the elderly Mr. Price was hospitalized with Covid-19 and asked members to “pray for full recovery” when Price’s lungs, heart and kidneys he is facing the health challenges of Covid-19 ”

Mr Price founded the Crenshaw Christian Center in Inglewood, California in 1973, according to the Church’s website. Membership has increased from 300 to over 28000 grown

In addition to the services in the FaithDome, a building with 10000 seats, offers Mr. Price began broadcasting his services locally through Ever Increasing Ministries of Faith, the Church’s missionary arm, in 1978 after “receiving instructions from God” according to the Church’s website. Mr. Price began broadcasting his services on the radio years ago and Expanded TV Shows “To Reach Black America” ​​

After the show found an audience in New York – the second largest market after Los Angeles – Mr. Price fulfilled “a vision he had for many years to start a church in Manhattan,” according to the church’s website. In May 2001, he led the first service at the Crenshaw Christian Center New York

Mr Price resigned as pastor of the Church in 2009, handing the reins to younger Mr. Price

He is survived by his wife Betty and their four children, ten grandchildren and four great-grandchildren

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