Pastor Fred Price Jr. returned to the leadership of Crenshaw Christian Center in Los Angeles on Sunday. His return came thirteen months after he stepped down because of “serious personal misjudgments.”
He and his wife Angel made their triumphal entry with the support of Price’s parents, Fred Price, Sr., and Betty Price. Price Jr. said he is no longer “sleeping in the valley of the shadow of death” and thanking his church for not “needing to know all of the details.”
He said: “I really want to say thank you to those that have stood with me and stood by me and those that have interceded, those that have stood in the gap. You didn’t know much. You just knew that I was away and I appreciate you not needing to know all of the details. Just know I’ve pretty much been sleeping in the valley of the shadow of death and well I’m no longer there.”
Lynne Williams, Crenshaw’s pastoral executive assistant, told The Christian Post that “a part of Price’s restorative process included him and his wife, Angel, and children attending services weekly during the time he was not in the pulpit and taking time to mend his strained family life.”
Betty Price introduced her son on Sunday, saying, “And now my beloved son in whom I am well pleased…”
“Good morning Crenshaw Christian Center. We are so excited to be back. We love you guys and we just want to thank you for all the love that you have shown us. And we are home,” wife Angel Price said.
“I’ll say ditto to what my wife said, what my sister said. What my mother said,” Pastor Price said before delivering a message on the grace of God.