Pastor Price is a native Houstonian, born and raised in the heart of Third Ward. He was born at Negro General Hospital known today as Riverside General Hospital to Mr. & Mrs. Henry Price, I. He attended Blackshear Elementary School, Ryan Junior High School and Jack Yates High School. Affectionately known to family and friends as J.P. or Junior Price, Rev. Price has loving accepted a new name, God’s servant.
Pastor Price enlisted in the United States Army where he received the first high call from God while standing in the gun inspection line. After being discharged, he returned to Houston. Upon his return, his notorious lifestyle granted him several infractions with the law and numerous brushes with death. However, God had a plan.
Once again, he was called by the Lord in 1990. He began to teach the Word of God. Finally, in 1999, Pastor Price received and surrendered to his calling after hearing God say, “...woe is unto me, if I preach not the gospel” (1 Cor. 9:16). To help him in his preparation to preach God’s holy word, he attended Okidome School of Theology for two years. He continued his studies at the Potter Bible Institute in 2005 where he earned his Bachelor’s Degree in Theology.
Pastor Price has been a member of First Missionary Baptist Church since 1979 under the direction of the late Pastor J. G. Steward. He readily accepted the call to pastor the church April 21, 2008. In 2013, Pastor Price partnered with the Houston Food Bank and began feeding the community biweekly. In 2015, he and his wife Texas Organizing Project, a low income housing association, and participated in the creation of The Sunnyside neighborhood improvement plan (sunnysideplan.org) where they were nominated and received the 2016 Houser Award in Austin Texas, also as a of Houston Ministers against Crime he has appointed as Co-Secretary of the Southeast District.
He is also a member of the Texas Area Pastors Council, Houston Black Ministers association. Pastor is also currently serving as the Chaplain of the Seven Stars Hospice association.
In 2016, Pastor and Wife won the Texas Houser’s Award for their outstanding work in the community. In 2017, Pastor Price not only made FMBC a Harvey Disaster site, but also established disaster relief sites at several other churches in the Houston area. In 2018, Pastor Price has held several press conferences, city council meetings to push for better apartment living in the city. He has also joined ACLU to push for parolee and bail bond reforms. He along with other colleagues formed the non-profit Sunnyside Community Redevelopment Organization. Pastor Price was added to the Executive Board of the Houston Minister’s Against Crime on December 18, 2018. In 2019, Pastor was commended by the Harris County Commissioner Court for making a stand against the Prosecutors request for $25 million dollars
In November of 2019, he will have been married to the beautiful Clara Price for 41 years. Rev. Price is a proud husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather. Most importantly he is a man whose desire is to win souls for God’s kingdom and be a willing vessel for the Lord.