Pastor Lacy Sykes and the Cross Word Christian Church family are delighted to host Gospel recording artist, Kelly Price during the 12:00 p.m. service on Sunday, September 14, 2008. Raised in a Christian environment, Price has had song in her being since childhood. She is recognized as an award winning, Grammy nominated, singer, songwriter, producer, actress, and now author. Price has helped usher in the rebirth of the Gospel sound in mainstream and R&B markets, making the sound of a full voice acceptable among younger artists again. Ms. Price has a newly formed Gospel label, EcclectiSounds Records, and has released the first installment of her new book series entitled "Inscriptions of My Heart". Everyone is welcome to join Cross Word as they worship together and are blessed through the anointed voice of Ms. Kelly Price.
Price, the Daughter of the late Rev. Joseph Price and Evangelist Claudia Price is the 2nd of three children born and raised in Queens, NY. Under the watchful eye of her mother and the pastorate of her grandparents Bishop Jerome and Evangelist Joni Norman Kelly was nurtured and developed spiritually by being taught the word of God and the importance of a sustained prayer life through the special prayer services her grandfather held weekly in addition to Sunday services and bible study. It was there at an early age in Full Gospel Mission COGIC that the many gifts deeply rooted inside of her were watered and began to grow. It was there that her inner senses were awakened to the very real existence of God as more than just a higher power or an answer to the question "how did we all get here?"
Price sang on her first recording before the age of 10 and by the time she was 18 Price was recording and touring the world with multi-platinum pop diva Mariah Carey. Always a quick study, Price watched and learned the intricacies of studio and production work and soon after began to expand into areas other than just background singing.
Location: Cross Word Christian Church, 14950 Riverside Drive, Riverside, CA 92518 (at Riverside & Meyer Drive, east of March Air Reserve Base).