Televangelist Kenneth Copeland says he believes his friend and fellow televangelist Frederick K.C. Price will recover from a severe COVID-19 infection.
Copeland also asked for prayers as Price, 89, battles the infection in a hospital.
“For almost 50 years, Fred and Betty Price have been wonderful friends of our family. We have laughed together, cried together, and preached together. We’ve stayed in each other’s homes and have watched each other’s children grow up! We have truly lived life together,” Copeland said in a statement on Facebook in which he asked for prayers for Price Wednesday.
“The first time I heard Fred Price in person was in Tulsa, Oklahoma. He ran onto the platform and shouted, ‘I am ready Freddy!’ What a man of God! What a man of faith and power! I don’t believe this disease can kill him. We as a family, and ministry, are standing strong for Apostle Frederick Price!” said Copeland, who leads the Texas-based Kenneth Copeland Ministries.
Earlier this week, a staff administrator for the church’s New York operations asked supporters to pray for Price. Price contracted the virus about a month ago.
“Today, I am calling on all members and friends of Crenshaw Christian Center New York and on everyone everywhere who has been touched by the teaching of Apostle Frederick K.C. Price to join in a worldwide prayer for the Apostle as he faces the health challenges posed by COVID-19,” Minister Baltimore Scott posted in a statement online.
“Specifically, we need to pray for the complete restoration of Apostle’s lungs, heart and kidneys and any other parts of his body that are now under attack as he remains in the hospital.”
Price is the founder of the LA-based Crenshaw Christian Center, also called the Faithdome, a church with a seating capacity of about 10,000. He is also featured on his Ever Increasing Faith television and radio shows.
Photo courtesy: Kenneth Copeland Ministries Facebook
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