September 9, 1989 |
On a spur-of-the-moment visit several years ago to Howard Hughes' Spruce Goose in Long Beach, the Rev. Frederick K. C. Price had a vision. "When we walked in that building to see the airplane, I said, 'This is what we need,' " Price recalled in a recent interview. Price immediately scrapped earlier construction plans and decided instead to build a domed church modeled after the building that houses the enormous wooden seaplane.
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September 11, 1989 |
Carrying a wooden shepherd's staff and followed by a band playing "It's Time to Rejoice," Pastor Fred Price led 8,100 congregants of his Crenshaw Christian Center into their new, $9-million church Sunday morning and exclaimed: "Hallelujah! Jesus just hit a grand-slam home run! Oooh, you look good!" A geodesic dome in South-Central Los Angeles covers what is now the most spacious church sanctuary in the country--capable of putting 10,145 people into theater-style seats.
July 20, 1991 |
The Rev. FredericC. Price, pastor of the 12,500-member Crenshaw Christian Center in Los Angeles, was holding court for ministers this week at the first conference of his newly created national fellowship of urban churches. Perched on a tall chair, Price deftly handled inquiries about finances, TV ministries and staff discipline. He struggled, however, to respond tactfully to a pastor from Rockford, Ill.
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July 23, 2005 |
The Los Angeles City Council decided Friday that it's OK to name an intersection after an outspoken opponent of same-sex marriage, but it's wrong to pick up the tab for the ceremony. Behind that split decision was the city's newest councilman, Bill Rosendahl, who took office three weeks ago. The Westside councilman, who is gay, pressed his colleagues not to waive the fees for the official dedication of "Dr. Frederick K.C. Price Square" after he was alerted to the honoree's views.
May 8, 1995
Kenny G, Tevin Campbell, Shanice and David Foster are among the performers set for "The Concert," a May 19 event produced and hosted by "Star Search" host Ed McMahon. The 8 p.m. concert, to be held in the Crenshaw Christian Center's 10,000-seat FaithDome, will also feature All God's Children, a 21-member multiracial youth gospel vocal ensemble. Television personalities Malcolm-Jamal Warner, Arthel Neville, Joseph Marcel and Christopher Nance will also take part in festivities.
July 25, 2007 |
The Rev. Frederick K.C. Price may have two Bentleys, but a spokesman for his 22,000-member church says his Palos Verdes house doesn't boast 25 rooms and he definitely doesn't own a helicopter. A lawsuit Price filed Tuesday claims that ABC's "20/20" defamed him when it suggested otherwise, portraying him as a "hypocrite and thief" who financed an extravagant lifestyle with church funds.