It’s Jubilee, our 50th year!
It has been a long road, but we gleefully followed the shining path of one man, a great man who is no longer with us – Apostle Frederick K.C. Price.
Every move was almost magical, from the tiny West Washington Community Church that seated about 150, to the establishment of Crenshaw Christian Center in Inglewood that seated about 1,400. But the people kept coming. They were hungry for what he taught, standing in lines that reached from the sanctuary to down the street.
So there was a second service and a third service until he built the FaithDome that seated a little more than 10,000.
From his fertile mind sprang a whirlwind of growth: The Ever Increasing Faith broadcast, the church-owned Air Faith One aircraft, and Crenshaw Christian Center East, the New York church.
Apostle wore faith like a backpack. It clung to him. He was never without it, and the people followed, like the pied piper. The world sought him, so he traveled it – to Europe, Africa, India, Australia, and the Caribbean, to anywhere the Lord said go.
He led us until he went to be with the Lord, an abode that will exist forever.
In upward flight, he left us his memory, that of a man who himself followed The Man – the Christ.
And like all great leaders he left a light to shine into the next generation, even his own son, Dr. Frederick K. Price. The son is uniquely himself. But in this he is like his father: a lover of the Word.
During this Jubilee celebration, we bring to you Crenshaw Christian Center – past, present, and future.
Guest Speaker Bios
Bishop Wiley Jackson has been preaching for over 35 years.
Known locally, nationally and internationally, God has equipped Bishop Jackson to teach The Bible with such simplicity that even children can understand God’s Word. His way of teaching and preaching leaves a permanent mark on the soul of everyone who hears him. Through his ministry, marriages have been saved, the sick have been healed, and people have been inspired to start their own businesses. Above all, Bishop Wiley Jackson concentrates his eﬀorts in teaching God’s people how to put God’s “Word in Acton.”
Bishop Jackson is also a Pastor’s Pastor, and under his tutelage Pastors have been encouraged and motivated to continue fighting the good fight of faith. Though used mightily by God to accomplish these and many other achievements, Bishop Jackson yet remains a humble servant of God who walks with great integrity.
Bishop Wiley Jackson and his wife and ministry partner, First Lady Mary Jackson, reside in the thriving metropolis of Atlanta. They are proud, doting parents of two trailblazing sons.
Dr. William M. Wilson serves as the fourth president of Oral Roberts University.
Since taking office in 2013, Wilson has piloted the largest campus expansion in the University’s history.
Most recently, President Wilson has led the University to begin “The Whole Leaders for the Whole World” campaign, establishing ORU for future generations.
During Wilson’s tenure, ORU’s enrollment has grown year over year, growing to over 6,000 students in 2023, and is represented with students from 150 nations, earning the ranking as one of the top 25 most diverse universities in America.
With over four decades of executive leadership experience, Wilson also serves as Global Chair of Empowered21, Chair of the Pentecostal World Fellowship and as an at-large member of the board of the National Association of Evangelicals. He also holds leadership positions with the International Christian Embassy Jerusalem, the American Association of Presidents of Independent Colleges and Universities, The Summit League President’s Council, and the Tulsa Regional Chamber of Commerce.
Wilson has authored several books including his latest work, The Power of One.
A sought-after Bible communicator, his weekly television program, “World Impact with Dr. Billy Wilson,” can be seen in over 150 nations in multiple languages.
Dr. Wilson and his wife Lisa have two children and seven grandchildren.
Dr. Creflo Dollar is a founder and senior pastor of World Changers Church International (WCCI). He’s a world-renowned Bible teacher, sought-after conference speaker, and bestselling author with hundreds of books, CDs, and DVDs in distribution worldwide. Recognized for his cutting-edge revelation and humorous, pragmatic approach, he enables thousands to experience grace, restoration, healing, and financial breakthroughs by applying simple, biblical principles to their lives. He is the author of such game-changing books as The Radical Life of Grace and Why I Hate Religion, and his award-winning Changing Your World television broadcast reaches nearly 1 billion homes. His ministry includes an app available on mobile devices and smart TVs, a dedicated YouTube channel, and the Changing Your World Network, a 24-hour online channel. A thriving social media presence has allowed him to connect with World Changers worldwide
Phillip George Goudeaux Jr. is the Senior Associate Pastor on staff at Calvary Christian Center in Sacramento California, under the leadership of his father Dr. Phillip G. Goudeaux.
He was raised in the church and has been influenced by the ministry for over 40 years. Pastor Phillip Goudeaux Jr. graduated from Rhema Bible College in 2000 and has been in the ministry for over 20 years. He delights in being a loving husband to his wife Naomi and father to his five children.
Pastor Phillip Goudeaux Jr. continues to spread the word of God and share the gospel with those in need of a new life in Christ Jesus. He is a man of great wisdom and understanding and he is well known for teaching a responsibility gospel. His delivery is composed of wisdom, humor, truth and enthusiastic animation. He has a great gift in his ability to make things plain to help others to receive and retain the messages he puts forth.
Dr. Jerry Savelle was an average, blue-collar man who struggled and needed God’s help. While he considered himself a “nobody,” when he became a believer, God told him not to worry about it because He was a master at making champions out of nobodies. God has since taken Dr. Savelle from being a constant quitter to a man who knows how to stand on the Word of God until victory is experienced. Because of the life-changing combination of God’s faithfulness and Dr. Savelle’s “no quit” attitude, his life is totally different than it was fifty years ago.
Since 1969, Dr. Savelle has been traveling the world, teaching people how to win in life. Dr. Savelle has ministered in over thirty-five hundred churches in over forty nations and has overseas offices in the United Kingdom, Australia, Canada, and South Africa, as well as numerous Bible Schools in several nations.
God has used Dr. Savelle to inspire people worldwide, to take hold of the promises of God and become the winners in life that God has called them to be, and to become a testimony to His faithfulness.
He hosts the Jerry Savelle Ministries television broadcast in two hundred countries worldwide. He is the author of more than seventy books, including his bestsellers –“If Satan Can’t Steal Your Joy, He Can’t Keep Your Goods” and “Called to Battle, Destined to Win.” He and his wife, Carolyn, also serve as founding pastors of Heritage of Faith Christian Center in Crowley, Texas.
Ira V. Hilliard, a native Houstonian, was called at the age of nine to preach God’s Word. Having waited one year so that his pastor would know he heard from God, Ira Hilliard preached his first sermon on a Mother’s Day night at the age of ten. He married the beautiful Bridget E. Harrison on October 4, 1975, who has co-labored with him in building a dynamic ministry that is recognized around the world.
This dynamic couple co-founded the outstanding New Light Christian Center Church (“One Church, Multiple locations”) in North, East, West, and South Houston; Beaumont and Austin, Texas. New Light Christian Center Church is not only recognized around the country as a Mega-Church but in September 2007 it was honored as one of the Top 50 Most Influential Churches in America.
This Mega-Church also has a nationwide television ministry and Credit Union.
Bishop Jarron C. O’Neal has spent the last 15 years building and restoring members’ lives, multi–generational, multicultural families, youth, careers, and businesspeople. Partnering his business acumen with the Holy Spirit, he has been able to make critical strategic decisions that had positioned The Fountain Church International to become fully financially solvent and able to continue fulfilling its vision, building upon the foundation his parents established when they began the ministry in 1987.
Though Bishop O’Neal never aspired to be a Pastor, he’s been actively involved in ministry since the age of 11, serving wherever he could: playing drums, leading worship, working in the nursery, ushering, in sound technology, counting offerings, cleaning toilets, pulling up carpet;
he even painted the church exterior. He is famously quoted as saying, “I’ve done everything in the church except run the Women’s Fellowship!” and that is only because his parents wouldn’t let him.
Dr. Phillip G. Goudeaux, founder of Calvary Christian Center in Sacramento, CA, and seven campus locations in Northern California, is a world-renown pastor, teacher, author, businessman, and dynamic motivational and international speaker. He is the also the Founder of Faith Covenant Ministries International (which is now called Business Faith Connection). It is an international coalition of ministries, businesses and leaders organized to build the leadership capacity of kings and priests by providing resources, skill-building workshops, and networking opportunities. Out of the Business Faith Connection, he established the National Christian Chamber of Commerce to help promote the Christian business community.
Kenneth W. Hagin, president of Kenneth Hagin Ministries and pastor of Rhema Bible Church in Broken Arrow, Oklahoma, has ministered for over 60 years. He has organized Rhema Bible Training Colleges around the world and, with his wife, Lynette, hosts the Rhema Praise television program and the Rhema for Today radio program. They also conduct Living Faith Conferences, spreading the message of faith and healing.
For over 48 years Pastor Bam Crawford has continued to be a consummate prophetic teacher in God’s Kingdom. Her Ministry has spanned nations, ethnicities and cultures with a comprehensive and thorough revelation of scripture. She’s the founding Pastor of Bible Enrichment Fellowship International Church (B.E.F.I.C.).
With a desire to mature leaders, she founded L.A.M.P.S. (Leaders Apostolic Maturing & Mentoring Prophetic Seminars), which is a fellowship of international ministries united to advance the Kingdom of God and to help men and women fulfill their God-given destinies. Dr. Crawford is the Chancellor and a Professor at Bible Enrichment School of Theology (B.E.S.T.), a prophetic, Spirit-filled institute of higher education. This school is making an impact in the evangelical community teaching, training and preparing God’s people to be strong, committed and effective leaders.
She has authored several books: The House of Chloe – Empowering & Encouraging Women in Leadership, The Law of Faith – Quantum Reality, The Power of the Soul – The Authority of Thought Control, Restoration of the Damaged Soul, Wounded Soldiers and Wounded Egos and Chosen Vessels.
Michael Amey, a Los Angeles native moved to Windhoek, Namibia twelve years ago, inspired by his passion to make a lasting difference in people’s worlds.
His commitment to inspire generations with relevant talks is evident in his weekly messages, inspirational notes and approachable, infectious personality. Michael is known for discussing real issues in unique and creative ways, while providing practical solutions, to inspire people to see life in a way they never thought possible. He is a voice to this generation; teaching them that living a remarkable life isn’t based on a set of rules, background, race or education, but rather an opportunity that one takes to leave an impact in their worlds. Michael has a servant’s heart and avails himself to be used by God, to make a lasting difference in people’s lives, through the knowledge of Jesus.
Michael is a firm believer that losing is not an option and will do whatever it takes to inspire others to win every day. He is affectionately known as “Pastor Mike” and is the founder and senior pastor of Experience Koi Global in Windhoek, Namibia, a church known for its creativity and innovation and challenging norms in society.
In addition to being a Pastor, he is a husband, father of three, American football fan, and braai master, who is passionate about awakening a generation of leaders. It was this passion which inspired him to join the line-up of speakers for TEDxWindhoek 2015, the second event of its kind. His talk “The greatest mistake: the risks we don’t take” encouraged people to challenge normalcy and step out of the ordinary. His key message was, every legend’s story is the story of their risk. “The risks we take today are for the legends we will become tomorrow”. His talk joins thousands of other well-known talks in the TED and TEDx library and can be found online.
In January 1980, with a group of 30 people, Pastors Casey & Wendy Treat started Christian Faith in Seattle, Washington. Today, Christian Faith is the largest church in the Pacific Northwest with more than 8,000 people attending weekly services at our three campuses: Federal Way, Mill Creek, and Online. In addition, Pastor Treat’s media ministries, Christian Faith International and the Christian Faith YouTube channel, have a worldwide outreach.
As a teenager, Casey Treat was involved with drugs and a worldly life. In 1974, at the age of 19, he entered a rehabilitation center. During his years there, he was born again and learned how to renew his mind through the Word of God. After receiving his Bachelor of Theology and getting married to Wendy, they launched Christian Faith.
Since then, Casey Treat has shared the straightforward message that God’s Word works. Through renewing of the mind to the Word and the power of the Holy Spirit, we can each all live a victorious and prosperous Christian life here on this earth. In 2009, Pastor Treat received an honorary doctorate degree from Hansel University in Seoul, South Korea (Dr. David Yonggi Cho & Dr. Kim Sunghae Cho), recognizing his accomplishments in the ministry for almost 30 year.
Casey Treat is a pastor, author and motivational speaker. He also hosts his own television program called Successful Living with Casey Treat. Traveling extensively each year, Pastor Treat speaks at many conventions and churches; his books and resources are distributed worldwide. Pastor Treat resides in the Seattle area with Wendy and have 3 adult children.
“Passionate”, “Edgy”, “Relatable”, “Powerful”, “Bold”; are just some of the descriptions that define the ministry and teachings of Dr. Michael A. Freeman.
A fourth-generation pastor, Dr. Freeman founded Spirit of Faith Christian Center (SOFCC) in 1993. His God-ordained assignment is to minister to the whole man – spirit, soul, and body – with special emphasis on faith, family, finances, fellowship, and fitness. His profound understanding of the Word and heart to teach God’s people in simplicity and power to achieve God’s best for their lives, has made Dr. Freeman one of most sought-after teachers in the Body of Christ, both nationally and around the globe.
Founded in 1993, Spirit of Faith Christian Center is one of the thriving and successful ministries in the nation, with three beautiful campuses in the DMV area. He and his wife, Deloris, (affectionately known as Dr. DeeDee), founded Marriage Made EZ, a ministry designed to uplift and encourage and train husbands and wives to celebrate and remain steadfast on God’s intent and purpose for the marriage covenant.
Devoted to the vision of the ministry, Dr. DeeDee serves alongside her husband to ensure that his God-given assignment is carried out. An example to many, her lifestyle, and teachings both inspire and challenge women to develop strong relationships with God and their families, and passionately encourages women to be incubators for their husband’s visions and dreams. Dr. DeeDee is an anointed and uncompromising teacher of the Word of God with a passionate desire to see the Body of Christ to have what God intended.
Crenshaw Christian Center (CCC) was founded by Apostle Frederick K.C. Price in 1973 with some 300 members. Eight years before establishing CCC, Apostle Price (then Pastor Price) pastored West Washington Community Church, a small church in Los Angeles, under the auspices of the Christian and Missionary Alliance. However, after having matriculated through several different denominations and experiencing a lack of positive results in his life and ministry, Pastor Price had grown dissatisfied with his personal spiritual development. So began his search for a more fruitful Christian experience. This led to his being filled with the Holy Spirit (according to Acts 2:4) on February 28, 1970. Shortly after this experience, Pastor Price came into contact with the Bible teaching ministry of Kenneth E. Hagin, as well as the faith and healing ministry of Kathryn Kuhlman, and both greatly impacted his life. Resulting of his thirst for learning how to live the victorious overcoming life that faith brings, Pastor Price rapidly grew in the knowledge and reality of God’s Word and began teaching others the Word that God was teaching him.
As Pastor Price and his congregation grew in the operation of faith and continually acted upon the Word, signs followed. One of those signs was a steady growth in church membership. Eventually, the building on Washington Boulevard (which seated only 158 persons comfortably) became too small for the growing congregation. Following through with a plan the Lord shared with him about establishing a new church independent of denominational ties, ideal facilities were found at 9550 Crenshaw Boulevard in the city of Inglewood, a suburb of Los Angeles. It was at that site that Crenshaw Christian Center was founded on November 26, 1973, and the 300-member assembly held its first service.
To accommodate the now burgeoning congregation of inquisitive believers desiring to receive the Word and experience the move of the Holy Spirit, in 1977 the 1400-seat church was forced to go to two services, and later three. Overflow rooms with closed-circuit television were also incorporated, and the lines of people coming to service continued to outpace the size of the facilities.
The multitudes at the door were not the only sign of increase. In April 1978, after being on the radio several times a week for a number of years, and without hesitation teaching Bible faith as the lifestyle of the believer, the missionary outreach arm of CCC, Ever Increasing Faith, began televising locally. Eventually, the telecasts expanded to five major U.S. cities in an effort to reach Black America. Just as Apostle Paul never lost sight of his Jewish brethren, Pastor Price (now Dr. Price) desired to reach his Black brethren through television and radio with the true message on faith and prosperity that is found only in Christ Jesus.
With an average of 5,500 people participating in three services each Sunday, along with an expanding television, radio, book and tape ministry, the church again needed larger facilities. In 1981, it purchased the 32-acre former campus of Pepperdine University, primarily for the construction of a 10,000-seat sanctuary. In 1984, CCC moved to this location and the groundbreaking for the new sanctuary took place in 1986. The building was completed in the fall of 1989.
The sanctuary, known as the FaithDome, is a geodesic dome that is used for Sunday services, special meetings, conventions, and crusades. A variety of other activities, including mid-week Bible studies, are held on the grounds of CCC. The FaithDome is one of the largest geodesic domes in the world and the first of its kind designed specifically as a church sanctuary.
Throughout its years in ministry, Crenshaw Christian Center’s impact has been experienced through several of its outreach ministries specifically designed for spiritual development and practical application of the Word. Among them are the Apostle Frederick Price Ministry Training Institute (1985), the CCC Correspondence School program (1994), and the Fellowship of International Christian Word of Faith Ministries (1990).
After several years of diligent study, training, and development in Bible teaching and pastoral leadership, Frederick K. Price (frequently referred to as Fred Price, Jr.) was ordained a minister of the Gospel in March 2002 by his dad (now Apostle Frederick K.C. Price) and installed as Pastor of Crenshaw Christian Center in March 2009. Again capably walking in his father’s footsteps, it was in July 2021 that Pastor Price became Dr. Frederick K. Price when he received his Doctor of Divinity degree from Bible Believers Christian College and Seminary.
Once serving a membership of as many as 30,000, today Crenshaw Christian Center continues to serve over 8,000 enthusiastic believers. CCC employs approximately 140 people within 12 distinct divisions and includes a preschool, elementary, middle, and high school. In addition to this operational base, there are 16 Helps Ministry auxiliaries and ministries with approximately 1745 volunteer workers who continue to assist Dr. Price along with his ministerial team and staff in fulfilling its commitment to Live Christ … Love People … Teach People.
Yes, Crenshaw Christian Center has indeed come this far by faith and…
The Legacy of Faith Continues!