Reverend Paul James Price

May 5, 2016

Reverend Paul James Price passed peacefully from this life to his heavenly reward on Thursday, May 5, 2016 in his home, surrounded by his family.  He was born November 15, 1922 to Sherman and Lessie (Kinder) Price, of Frankfort, Indiana, in their home on Blinn Avenue.

Paul was a 1940 graduate of Frankfort Senior High School.  He attended college at Apostolic Bible Institute in Saint Paul, Minnesota where he graduated in 1945.  After graduation, Reverend Price accepted a position to serve as the pianist in an Apostolic church in Akron, Ohio.  Soon after his move to Akron, he met Velma Elizabeth Pamer.  They were married on October 7, 1946.  Together, they began the Apostolic Faith Assembly in Barberton, Ohio in 1950 and served as pastor there for 15 years.

Paul moved his family to Frankfort, Indiana in 1965 and founded the Apostolic Bible Church where he served until his retirement in 2003.  Reverend Price traveled extensively supporting missionaries through multiple Spanish speaking regions of Mexico, Central, and South America.  He also served as the Spanish Ministry Coordinator for the Indiana District of the United Pentecostal Church International for nine years.  He planted Spanish daughter-works in Frankfort, Lafayette, and Indianapolis.

Visitation and Services

The celebration of life services will be held on Monday, May 9, 2016 at Christian Life Church located at 850 Delphi Avenue in Frankfort. The viewing will be from 2:00 p.m. until 7:30 p.m. at the Church with the funeral service beginning at 7:30 p.m. Burial will be on Tuesday, May 10, 2016. Family and friends will gather at Christian Life Church at 11:00 a.m. Tuesday and will proceed to Bunnell Cemetery. In honor of Reverend Paul Price, donations may be made to Christian Life Church Building Fund, 850 Delphi Ave., Frankfort, IN 46041.

Survived by:

One sister: Lois Fishback of Frankfort, two daughters: Cynthia (Daniel) Lytle, of Frankfort, and Paula (Phillip) Butler of Frankfort, one son: Reverend Richard (Debbie) Price of Arkadelphia, Arkansas, 9 grandchildren: Annette (Reverend Philip) Jordan, Rebecca Lytle, Reverend Richard (Sheri) Price, Reverend Daniel (Cheryl) Lytle, Mark (Michelle) Price, Kristen (Bryan)Wertz, Reverend Paul (Tara) Price, Bethany Price, and Brittany (Blake) Loy, 16 great-grandchildren: Reverend Gentry, Spencer, Dillon, Kennedy, Aiden, Riley, Amelia, Eva, Bentley, Brooklyn, Avery, Rutledge, Brantley, Mason, Kinsley, and Indy. Spending time with his family was his greatest joy.

Preceded by:

his parents, Sherman and Lessie (Kinder) Price, his wife Velma (Pamer) Price on November 13, 2013, 3 brothers, Kenneth Price, Leon Price, and Herbert Price, all formerly of Frankfort, 2 Sisters, Esther Price (Smith) formerly of Brownsburg, Indiana, and Joan Price (Weiler) formerly of Anderson, Indiana.


Leave your Condolences

9 Condolences for “Reverend Paul James Price”

  1. Carol D Hamilton May 7, 2016 at 11:27 pm

    Paula, so sorry to read about your dad’s passing.

  2. Sammy, Karen, Reggie, Mary, & Lucas Bozeman May 7, 2016 at 11:34 pm

    Sorry we will not be able to attend the service. We count it a great honor to have known brother. Price the past 26 years. Years of ministry and service in the work of the Lord has proven to be beyond measure. In days yet to come the fruits will bear for eternity, through the children, grandchildren and great grandchildren. The giants of the red woods stand tall because of the foundation that they have. The life and the church of Rev. Paul Price is standing tall because of the foundation he has given to his family and this assembly. Our love and prayers are with the family.

  3. Chris May 8, 2016 at 12:41 am

    Thoughts and prayers to the family he was a great man of God and will be missed. He touched many lives.

  4. John and Jane Alsop May 8, 2016 at 2:15 am

    So sorry for your loss. Pastor Paul Price was a faithful man of God. The life that Brother Price lived was an inspiration to my generation of ministers. Our prayers will be with all the family and friends of Pastor Paul.

  5. Jane Werner May 8, 2016 at 8:22 am

    Paula, I am sorry to hear about the passing of your father. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers.

  6. Julie Woodruff May 8, 2016 at 2:35 pm

    It was a honor and a joy to take care of Paul while he was on the ECU at Witham Health Services..
    Julie Woodruff CNA

  7. Jean McKinney May 8, 2016 at 6:22 pm

    To the family of Pastor Price my condolences. Our hearts are saddened down here but there is rejoicing and singing as another Saint has gone Home. His work may be done but his legacy lives on through many. Keeping you in my prayers.

  8. Nancy Balsinger Riegler May 8, 2016 at 8:41 pm

    So sorry for your great loss! Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you!

  9. Dan and Kathy Loden May 9, 2016 at 9:32 am

    Thoughts and prayer to all of the Price family and especially to our great pastor, Rev. Richard Price and family. May God’s peace carry you through this difficult time.

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