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It was in 1992 when our Governing Pastor, Bishop Dr. Reese Price Jr., was stricken with Colon Cancer. His condition altered his appearance to an unbelievable degree. A before picture on left in 1992 with Colon Cancer, and on the right in 1996 an after picture of God miraculous healing powers. 

On a particular day of Bishop Price illness, he was visited by his brother in law Bishop Jester Purnell, of Terre Haute, IN. Bishop Purnell said to him, Price, evidently God is not through with you yet.  Years later from that statement, who would have thought, The late Bishop Jester Purnell, (of Winona, MS.)  Bishop Price Governing Pastor of Victory Apostolic Faith Church #7 in Winona, MS.  Truly, it was evident, God was not through with Bishop Price.

Bishop Price, recovery of this known deadly disease, had affectionally titled him The MIRACLE Man.  God trusted him to keep the faith and to be an example of his healing power to a disbelieving world. Bishop Price, favorite song "Because He Lives, I Can Face Tomorrow, because he lives, all fear is gone.  Because I know, who holds the future, my life is worth the living, just because He lives.

THERE IS NO SECRET, what God can do, what he has done for others, He CAN and WILL do for you.  Only believe, all things are possible, if you can only believe.  There is VICTORY IN WINONA! Come, believing, and receive yours today! Jesus Christ the same, yesterday, and today and for ever. Heb. 13:8.

TO YOUR LEFT: OUR GOVERNING PASTOR, BISHOP DR. REESE PRICE JR., (THE MIRACLE MAN)YES! OUR GOD! HE IS AN AWESOME GOD! THIS IS AN AFTER PICTURE (2007) OF GOD'S MIRACULOUS HEALING POWER OF COLON CANCER. BELOW IS A LIMITED LIST OF HIS BIO.

 OUR GOVERNING PASTOR'S BISHOP DR. REESE PRICE JR.,  LIMITED BIO...

BISHOP DR. REESE PRICE, JR., (WIDELY KNOWN AS "THE MIRACLE MAN," HAVING SURVIVED CANCER)...IS A LEGACY IN HIS OWN TIME. 

BISHOP PRICE, THE 7TH SON AND THE 12 CHILD OF REESE AND HANNAH PRICE. BORN ON JUNE 30, 1931 IN HAYNES, ARKANSAS.  AT AN EARLY AGE HE BECAME VERY INTERESTED IN THE GOD OF THE UNIVERSE.

EACH TIME HE TRIED GOD, HE BECAME MORE AND MORE EXCITED ABOUT HIM. AT THE AGE OF 6 HE LEARNED HOW TO PULL COTTON; PICKING IN ONE DAY A (WHOPPING) 116 POUNDS.  WITH THE MONEY HE EARNED HE BOUGHT HIS OWN CLOTHES FOR THE WINTER.

HE PROGRESSED VERY WELL IN GRADE SCHOOL AND BEFORE FINISHING GRADE SCHOOL HE RECEIVED MANY CERTIFICATES FROM THE 4-H CLUB.  HE COMPLETED A 3-YEAR EXTENSION COURSE IN AGRICULTURE FROM THE UNIVERSITY OF ARKANSAS. 

WHEN REESE JR., WAS STILL IN HIS TEENS, A DAY OF UNSPEAKABLE SADNESS VISITED HIM THROUGH THE DEATH OF HIS MOTHER.  IT SEEMED AS IF THE WHOLE WORLD HAD FALLEN ON HIM. 

YET, ON THAT DAY HER PRAYER HAD BEEN ANSWERED HER BABY BOY REESE JR. WAS NOW ABLE TO TAKE CARE OF HIMSELF AND NO ONE COULD TAKE FROM HIS WHAT SHE HAD PUT IN HIM; INDEPENDENCE, CONFIDENCE IN HIMSELF, SELF-ESTEEM AND FAITH IN GOD ALMIGHTY! 

DESTINY FOR REESE PRICE JR., BEGUN AT THE TENDER AGE OF 15 WHEN HE LEFT ARKANSAS, TO LIVE WITH HIS BIG BROTHER IN THE WINDY CITY, OF CHICAGO, IL.  AFTER BEING ENROLLED IN THE PRESTIGIOUS LINBLOOM TECHNICAL HIGH SCHOOL, HE MET AND MARRIED HIS HIGH SCHOOL SWEETHEART (THE LATE) MOTHER DOVETTA MARIE SLOAN.

BORN TO THEM WERE 12 CHILDREN, OVER 50 GRANDCHILDREN, AND MANY GREAT-GRAND CHILDREN.

BISHOP PRICE WAS LEAD TO THE LORD IN THE FULLNESS, THROUGH THE PARENTS OF HIS LATE WIFE, THE LATE WILLIAM AND DOVETTA SLOAN.

AT THE TENDER AGE OF 18, HE BORN AGAIN ACCORDING TO ST. JOHN 3:3-5, ACTS 1:8, AND ACTS 2:38.  HE WAS BAPTIZED IN THE PRECIOUS NAME OF OUR LORD AND SAVIOR JESUS CHRIST AND WAS FILLED WITH THE HOLY GHOST.

EIGHT YEARS LATER HE WAS CALLED INTO THE MINISTRY.

BISHOP DR. REESE PRICE JR., IS THE FOUNDER AND SENIOR PASTOR OF THE VICTORY APOSTOLIC FAITH CHURCH #1, (SINCE 1961). LOCATED, 8053 S. MAY ST., CHGO, ILLINOIS 60620 (BISHOP DR. REESE PRICE JR., DRIVE) HE HAS SINCE REMARRIED A BEAUTIFUL WOMAN OF GOD NAMED RUTH SHAW-PRICE. HE HAS BEEN PASTORING FOR OVER 45 YEARS.  BELOW IS A FEW OF HIS MANY TITLES.

INTERNATIONAL OVERSEER - FOREIGN FIELD - PENTECOSTAL CHURCHES OF APOSTOLIC FAITH

MEMBER OF THE BOARD OF BISHOPS OF THE PC OF

BISHOP OVER THE PASTORS ALLIANCE OF THE PC OF AF

DIOCEASAN BISHOP OF THE SOUTHWESTERN DISTRICT COUNCIL OF THE PC OF APOSTOLIC FAITH

VICE-PRESIDENT OF THE MIDWEST APOSTOLIC BIBLE COLLEGE

ASSISTANT DIOCEASAN BISHOP - ILLINOIS STATE COUNCIL

AND MUCH, MUCH MORE,

BISHOP DR. REESE PRICE TOOK HIS FLIGHT INTO THE ARMS OF HIS CREATOR AUG. 19, 2011.  WE LOVED HIM MUCH BUT GOD LOVED HIM BEST, WORDS ARE INADEQUATE TO CONVEY THE HURT AND LOST OF OUR FATHER AND GOVERNING PASTOR.  HE WAS A MAN WHO TRULY LIVED WHAT HE PREACHED, HIS LEGACY WAS HE TOLD US THE TRUTH. IF GOD SAID IT, YOU DIDN'T HAVE TO BELIEVE IT, THAT SETTLED IT!  

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