On June 25, 2017, Fred K.C. Price Jr., senior pastor of the 28,000-member Crenshaw Christian Center megachurch in Los Angeles, announced he was stepping down.
Members still don’t have a clue as to what led to this decision, other than Price saying it was due to "personal misjudgments."
CCC official Tamara Taylor told the Christian Post last week, “Well, we know what you know. That's what he said to us. As long as he told us it was personal misjudgment we really shouldn't speculate."
Price Jr. took over the helms of the church 8 years with the blessing of his father, Apostle Frederick K.C. Price III. who founded it in 1973.
Standing with his wife Angel in front of his shocked congregation, Price was highly emotional, as he said:
"I have struggled with and am correcting and making amends for serious personal misjudgments which have affected my life and my family and which I deeply regret. I have betrayed the trust of God, my family and you my church and for that I am so sorry. Therefore, I'm gonna step down as pastor at this time." He was unspecific about the admitted betrayal and asked for privacy.
Located at 7901 S. Vermont Ave., Crenshaw Christian Center was previously located at 9550 S. Crenshaw Blvd. in Inglewood, currently home of lllll. The church moved to its sprawling campus on the old Pepperdine College site in the 1980s.
The church is bi-coastal with campuses in Los Angeles and New York.
Officials at both campuses of the megachurch insisted they were completely in the dark until Price made his statement. Price had announced a month ago that he was going on a 3-month sabbatical. He will continue to attend church until he is “restored.” Apostle Price will take over until his son returns.
"It's news that no one predicted and it's up to each individual as to how they receive it," Crenshaw Christian Center New York hostess Karen Taylor said. "We have no idea what it is (the betrayal). What you heard him announce on Sunday is what we heard so we have no speculation and we don't speculate. We deal with truth," the Christian Post reported.