Dr. Frederick K. C. Price, D. D.
Pastor and Founder of Crenshaw Christian Center
Dr. Frederick K. C. Price was born January 3, 1932, in Santa Monica, California, the eldest of two sons of Winifred and Fred Price. He has one sister, Delores W. Jones.
A product of the public school system, he attended McKinley Elementary School in Santa Monica, Foshay Junior High, Manual Arts and Dorsey High Schools in Los Angeles, and received his AA Degree from Los Angeles City College.
Dr. Price received an honorary diploma from the Rhema Bible Training Center in 1976 and an honorary Doctorate of Divinity Degree from Oral Roberts University in 1982; both institutions are based in Tulsa , Oklahoma .
On September 6, 2000, Dr. Price was the first black Pastor to speak at Town Hall Los Angeles. In 1998, he was the recipient of two prestigious awards. Dr. Price received The Horatio Alger Award, presented by an Alexandria , Virginia based association honoring those who exemplify inspirational success. He also received the Kelly Miller Smith Interfaith Award, presented by the Southern Christian Leadership Conference, honoring clergy who have made the most significant contribution through religious expression affecting the nation and world.
Dr. Price met the former Betty Ruth Scott while attending Dorsey High School . They were married in March 1953 and have four children -- Angela Marie Evans, Cheryl Ann Crabbe, Stephanie Pauline Buchanan, and Frederick Kenneth Price.
All of the Price children and his sons-in-law (A. Michael Evans, Jr., Allen L. Crabbe, Jr., and Danon Buchanan) work in the Ministry along with Dr. Price. Drs. Fred and Betty Price also have five grandchildren: Alan Michael and Adrian Marie Evans; Nicole Denise and Allen L. Crabbe, III; and Tyler Stephen Buchanan.
The marriage of Fred and Betty Price has spanned 47 years. The fact that all but one of those years was spent in the ministry is a story within itself.
Dr. Price was not a religious man. He was not reared in the church. In fact, his parents were Jehovah's Witnesses who discontinued practicing their faith when Dr. Price was very young. On the other hand, Dr. Betty was a devout Baptist, whose only desire was to please God. In order, to win her hand and impress her family, Dr. Price became a regular churchgoer during their courtship. Once they were married, however, he spent Sundays at the baseball diamond. Betty, as she puts it, “knew better” and remained steadfast in her faith, attending church every Sunday.