Greetings in the matchless name of Jesus Christ. Thank you for joining me and Ever Increasing Faith Ministries on the World-Wide Web. It is exciting to be able to minister to you through this vast information network. My hope is that our Website will be a valuable tool in bringing you ever closer to the Lord Jesus Christ.
Know that you do not need a Minister to pray for you to be certain God hears your prayer. James 5:16 says the fervent prayer of a righteous man avails much. A righteous man is anyone who has received Jesus Christ as personal Lord and Savior. If you have not yet accepted Jesus, then Romans 10:9-10 is the first step you need to take to be assured God hears your prayers. Romans 10:9-10 says that if you confess with your mouth the Lord Jesus and believe in your heart that God has raised Him from the dead, you will be saved. For with the heart one believes unto righteousness, and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation.
I urge you to fight the good fight of faith by developing your personal relationship with the Lord through spending time in prayer, praise and worship, and the reading of His Word on a consistent basis. God longs to fellowship with you. And like a good father, He wants you to come directly to Him with all your needs. This is why He tells us to go boldly to His throne of grace to obtain mercy and find grace to help in time of need (Hebrews 4:16).
If you have a challenge believing God hears and desires to answer your prayers, I recommend you study what the Scriptures say about righteousness, as well as read the accompanying article. This will help you see what it really means to have a personal relationship with God through His Son, Jesus Christ. This understanding will empower you to act and stand on God’s Word. Having others pray for you is fine and certainly biblical, but it is much more rewarding to obtain God’s blessings on your own. I cannot begin to express how fulfilling and liberating it is to be dependent solely upon the Lord.
It is truly an honor and privilege to contribute to your spiritual growth in the Lord. Know that I am in agreement for all your needs being met that are consistent with a godly lifestyle, but my desire is that you learn how to Walk by faith and not by sight!
In the service of the King,
Pastor Frederick Price Jr.
Frederick K.C. Price, D.D.
If you have a special need, I want to take this opportunity to encourage you to fight the good fight of faith. God’s Word is true and will work for you. Acts 10:34 says God shows no partiality; He simply honors His Word. Since God’s Word works for me, I know it can work for you!
- Jesus Christ is true God and true man.
- The Holy Spirit is a divine person.
- All scripture is given by inspiration of God.
- All have sinned and come short of the glory of God and are in need of salvation.
- Salvation has been provided through Jesus Christ for all men.
- It is the will of God that every Believer be filled with the Holy Spirit.
- Healing is provided in the redemptive workÂ of Christ and is available to every Believer.
- The Church consists of all those who have received Jesus Christ as their personal Savior.
- There shall be a bodily resurrection of the just and of the unjust.
- In the personal, visible, imminent return of Jesus Christ
- In water baptism, and observance of the Lord’s Supper.
- Faithfully teach the Word of God and proclaim the “Good News” of Jesus Christ
- Adopt lifestyles of integrity that are above reproach, and minister by precept and example as born-again, Spirit-filled believers.
- Instruct so that people rise from burned-out hopes and faulty lifestyles to enjoy the privileges and promises God has for us through Jesus Christ.
- Teach the precepts of faith to the Body of Christ through media, schools and other ministries.
- Honor the Great Example Setter by addressing the dynamic challenges of a growing ministry with “excellence of ministry.”
The Crenshaw Christian Center ministry began over thirty years ago. Inspired by God to establish a non-denominational, non-sectarian, multi-racial church in the Los Angeles area, Dr. Frederick K.C. Price founded Crenshaw Christian Center on November 25, 1973, in the city of Inglewood, California, a suburb of Los Angeles. The church has had a storied success since its inception. Led by a man of impeccable integrity and commitment to the Word of God, it grew from a beginning of 300 members to a membership of more than 22,000. In 1981, the church purchased the then vacant 32-acre Pepperdine University Campus in the heart of Los Angeles. In 1986, construction began on the world-renowned 10,000-seat sanctuary, the FaithDome.
Ever-Increasing Faith Television was another groundbreaking venture, as Dr. Price was led by the Lord to televise his teaching ministry in Los Angeles, New York, Chicago, Detroit and Washington, D.C. (the program reaches more than 183 markets worldwide). For more than twenty-five years, New York has remained the number two market for the broadcast, second only to Los Angeles. Throughout this period, several television crusades were held in the New York area. It was due to this association with the audience of New York and the tri-state area that he was lead to fulfill a vision he had for many years to establish a church in Manhattan.
In May of 2001, Dr. Price conducted the first church service of Crenshaw Christian Center in New York City (CCC New York), with great expectation that the same success would be seen in New York as had been evidenced in California. Initially, services were held on Thursday nights, from July 2001 to February 2003, with Dr. Price traveling to New York each week. In 2003, he appointed one of his longtime assistants, Allen J. Landry, as Pastor of the East coast church, and CCC New York began regular Sunday morning services.
Dr. Price appointed David S. Sparks on August 7, 2005, as Pastor of Crenshaw Christian Center New York to build upon the foundation laid by Pastor Landry, who returned to the pastoral staff of Crenshaw Christian Center in Los Angeles. After Pastor Sparks resigned on March 23, 2006, Dr. Price and Pastor Frederick K. Price, Jr., served as CCC New York Pastors during the next year.
On April 1, 2007, Dr. Price appointed Pastor Terry B. Starks as Pastor of CCC New York, and ordained Pastor Starks at the Fellowship of International Christian Word of Faith Ministries (FICWFM) on July 24, 2007.
Dr. Price was affirmed as Apostle Frederick K. C. Price on July 25, 2008, and on March 15, 2009, Frederick K. Price, Jr., was installed as Pastor of Crenshaw Christian Center in Los Angeles.
Apostle Frederick K.C. Price assumed the role of Pastor after Pastor Starks resigned on July 18, 2010, until he appointed Pastor Jack E. Wilkins as Pastor of CCC New York from March 27, 2011, through December 30, 2012.
CCC New York continues to be under the spiritual leadership of Apostle Frederick K.C. Price.
Membership and Demographics
Membership has continued to grow, with over 1500 members at present. The church population is comprised primarily of families, but has a large number of single members. The number of young people attending has also grown, as the church youth fellowship continues to take a visible lead in ministering to, and fellowshipping with, teens.
Members come from all five boroughs of New York (Manhattan, Brooklyn, The Bronx, Queens, and Staten Island). In addition, a significant number come from Long Island, Westchester County, and upstate New York, as well as from the surrounding states of New Jersey, Connecticut, and Pennsylvania.