Televangelist Frederick K.C. Price has died at 89 of complications from Covid-19.Mr. Price founded a megachurch and televangelism broadcast that made him a popular voice for Black Christians.By Bryan Pietsch

Frederick K.C. Price, who founded a megachurch and televangelism broadcast that made him a popular voice for Black Christians, died on Friday evening of complications from Covid-19, a spokeswoman for the family said. He was 89.

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

“He fought the good fight of faith and laid hold of eternal life,” said a statement from his family posted on Facebook by his son, Frederick K. Price, Jr.

An earlier post to the church’s Facebook page on Friday said he had been hospitalized with Covid-19.

Mr. Price founded the Crenshaw Christian Center in Inglewood, Calif., in 1973, according to the church’s website. Its membership has grown to over 28,000 from 300 at its inception.

In addition to services in the FaithDome, a 10,000-seat building, Mr. Price began broadcasting services “in an effort to reach Black America” through Ever Increasing Faith Ministries, which he established after he “received instruction from God to begin a television broadcast” in 1978, according to the church’s website.

Mr. Price stepped down as pastor of the church in 2009, handing the reins to his son, Frederick K. Price Jr.

He is survived by his wife, Betty, and their four children, 10 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

Mr. Price stepped down as pastor of the church in 2009, handing the reins to his son, Frederick K. Price Jr.

He is survived by his wife, Betty, and their four children, 10 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

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