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Crenshaw Christian Center Marches Toward Jubilee Year
By Yumiko Whitaker, Contributing Writer
Published November 30, 2022

Dr. Michael Freeman teaches at the worship service on Nov. 27. (CCC photo)

                     Celebration kick-off includes Dr. Michael and Dee Dee Freeman of Spirit of Faith Christian Center

On Sunday, November 27, many assembled in-person and online to kick-off a year-long celebration of God’s faithfulness to the ministry of Crenshaw Christian Center.

Upon arrival, parishioners were welcomed with a red carpet and festive backdrop for photo captures. Some participated in impromptu interviews, and all were gifted with a 50th anniversary water bottle at the end of service.

Powerful praise and worship set the atmosphere, followed by a historical moment video whereby the mother of the house, Dr. Betty Price, shared how Crenshaw Christian Center came to be with her husband, the late Frederick K.C. Price, applying to buy a church on Crenshaw Boulevard in Inglewood.

Dr. Michael Freeman and Dr. Frederick K. Price share a moment together. (CCC photo)

“He was unknown, not someone who grew up in church, and one of 50 or more applicants. God raised him up to prevail, and he was selected to purchase the property,” stated Dr. Betty, who went on to introduce with great delight, Dr. Michael Freeman of Spirit of Faith Christian Center in Temple Hills, Maryland, as her beloved spiritual son.


Dr. Michael Freeman, and his wife, Dee Dee, imbued the occasion with sparkle and elan. Their effervescent message of agape love and faith resonated deeply with Dr. Michael Freeman encouraging everyone to be stretched in their faith every time they enter the Faith Dome — the house that faith built.

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He continued by stating, “I am all that I am because of Apostle Price and Dr. Betty.” He shared that he astutely studied Apostle Price and fashioned his life after him, applying the same biblical principles to being a husband, father, disciplined man of God, and building a ministry, and a host of successful business ventures for community benefit.

From left are Pastor Daren and Lady Monnique, World Conquerors Church, Oakland, CA; Dr. Frederick K. and Lady Angel Price, Crenshaw Christian Center; Dee Dee and Dr. Michael Freeman, Spirit of Faith Christian Center, Temple Hills, MD; and (seated) Dr. Betty Price. (CCC photo)

Dr. Betty, her children, and daughter-in-love, Lady Angel Price, were credited by Dr. Freeman with their own great example of God-given talent in use to advance the kingdom.

Dr. Freeman talked about the symbolism of 50 years as jubilee and a time of celebration after seven periods of seven years, equaling 49 years. Fifty is entering a new phase and area. He then gave the ministry a love gift in honor of 50 years of ministry.


He went on to share a message of how he watched Apostle Price, eliminating thoughts that were not producing, stating, “Whenever I was around him, I would ‘thought-jack’ him. Apostle pushed the ministry of faith teaching more than others. His sermons became my life. I encourage everyone to step up your expectation and enter this place as if you were teaching the next day!”

He summed up by admonishing all in the Family Day service to dominate and be the leader at whatever arena you are in, closing with 2 Corinthians 5:7 — “For we walk by faith, not by sight.”

Crenshaw Christian Center Hostess Auxiliary (CCC photo)

Crenshaw Christian Center Usher Auxiliary (CCC photo)

Crenshaw Christian Center Usher Auxiliary (CCC photo)

Congregants (CCC photo)

Valentine Family (CCC photo)

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