We remember “The Reverend Dr. Jeremiah B. Pryce” who was the founding pastor of Grace Tabernacle Baptist Church in Lyndhurst, Ohio. Prior to becoming the original pastor of Grace Tabernacle, Dr. Pryce served in various pastorates that included New Testament Church of God in Jamaica, West Indies his native homeland. He also was as an Instructor at Bethel Bible College, the official Theological College for the Denomination. He served extensively in Camping and Youth ministries in Jamaica and served as a Director in the Youth for Christ Movement there. Upon migrating to the United States of America, Dr. Pryce was also an Associate Pastor of Zion Baptist Church in Ardmore, Pennsylvania from 1976- 1978. He later accepted the call to Antioch Baptist Church in Cleveland, Ohio in 1979 and fulfilled the role as Minister of Christian Education until 1984 when he assumed responsibilities as Interim Pastor and served for a year.
The Reverend Dr. Pryce is a graduate of Bethel College in Jamaica, West Indies; the Jamaica Theological Seminary; Westminster Theological Seminary, Philadelphia, PA; Pittsburgh Theological Seminary, Pittsburgh, PA, from which he earned the Doctorate of Ministry degree. In addition to his pastoral experience, Dr. Pryce served as Campus Minister with the University Christian Movement at the Cuyahoga Community College. In this position, he worked closely with students and faculty on all three campuses. His primary responsibility was developing student leadership in the student Government, promoting hunger issues and providing counseling to both students and faculty. Dr. Pryce also served in the following capacities: Member of the Baptist World Alliance Commission on Mission, Evangelism and Theological Reflection (METR); President of the Community Re-Entry Program, an advocacy program for people formerly incarcerated; Member of Oversight Committee that promotes the Harvest for Hunger Campaign; Member of the Board of Trustees, Cleveland Baptist Association; Chair, Department of Ministry, (CBA). Dr. Pryce was a frequent speaker and workshop leader in many national and state Conferences, focusing particularly on the issues of Christian Education, Discipleship, Evangelism, Family and Youth. He was a featured speaker at the annual gathering of the Baptist World Alliance, which convened June 2013 in Ocho Rios, Jamaica. There were over 60 countries represented.
Reverend Dr. Jeremiah Bathanue Pryce went home to be with the Lord on January 5, 2017. Reverend Dr. Pryce is survived by his beloved wife Juliet Lawrence Pryce RN, CNM, who is the Manager, of Quality Assurance Research HVI/Cardiovascular Medicine, Cleveland Clinic Foundation; and two wonderful children Kerri-Simone (Dapo) Adedeji and Edmund Edison. He also leaves to cherish his memory loving siblings Joyce, Fritz, Enos Lloyd, Caswall, Patrick, and his dear grandchildren Aderemi and Adelola. VISITATION is FRIDAY, JANUARY 20, 2017, 4-9pm at GRACE TABERNACLE BAPTIST CHURCH 5020 Mayfield Rd., Lyndhurst, OH 44143, family will receive friends 5-8 p.m. HOMEGOING is Saturday, January 21, 2017, WAKE 9:30 a.m. – SERVICE 10 a.m., at THE FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH OF GREATER CLEVELAND 3630 Fairmount Blvd., Shaker Heights, OH 44118. In lieu of flowers contributions may be sent to the Grace Tabernacle Building Fund or the Rev. Dr. Jeremiah B. Pryce Scholarship Fund.