Our Pastor

Rev. Emmett G. Price III, Ph.D.

Rev. Emmett G. Price III, Ph.D. is the founding pastor of Community of Love Christian Fellowship. A visionary leader
and anointed preacher, Pastor Emmett is a much sought-after revivalist, guest preacher, keynote and retreat speaker.

Born and raised in Los Angeles, California, Pastor Emmett received a B.A. in music from the University of California, Berkeley and both M.A. and Ph.D. in music (ethnomusicology) from the University of Pittsburgh. He accomplished his theological training at Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary earning a MA in urban ministry leadership in 2014. In 2006, Pastor Emmett accepted his call to ministry at the historic Ebenezer Baptist Church in the South End of Boston (Pastor James E. Dove) and served as Assistant to the Pastor. In 2009 Pastor Emmett was ordained a minister of the Gospel at the Greater Framingham Community Church (Pastor J. Anthony Lloyd). He has been blessed to preach and minister in France, England, Sierra Leone, the Virgin Islands, the Bahamas, and Trinidad & Tobago.

Pastor Emmett currently serves as Dean of Africana Studies at Berklee College of Music. Prior to his current post, Dr. Price served on the faculties of Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary (2016-2021) where he founded the Institute for the Study of the Black Christian Experience (ISBCE) and Northeastern University (2001-2016) where he served as chair of the Department of African American Studies (2008-2012).  He has served as visiting professor at Boston University, Berklee College of Music, Andover Newton Theological School and Brandeis University. He has served as a guest lecturer at over 50 universities worldwide.

Pastor Emmett is the President & CEO of the Black Christian Experience Resource Center and serves on the Boards of  Boston Landmarks Orchestra,
Institute of Contemporary Art / Boston, 
the Emmanuel Gospel Center, and 
The Robert Webber Institute for Worship Studies.

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