Centry Augustus Prince III was born November 12, 1943 in Cleveland, Ohio. He was the sixth child and fourth son of William and Delia Prince. A student leader at East Technical High School where he graduated in January of 1962, he went on to Ohio University, and, later joined the US Army, serving in Vietnam.
After his military discharge, he relocated to New York just as his older brother Charles had. Centry was a “big brother” figure to Charles’ son Skip, and had a son of his own, Akili. He was especially proud of both of them. It was also in New York that he met his true soulmate, Gayle, and found his true calling.
He was known through the Body of Christ as a True Man of God. Many who knew him spoke of the humbleness and kindness he showed everyone. Many knew him for his dedication to God. He would preach hard whether there were three people or three thousand people. The only thing that mattered to Apostle Prince was the word of God going forth and helping someone along the way.
Apostle Prince along with Mother Prince built Baptized Believers Ministry a fellowship of Local area churches in the Charleston, SC Charlotte, NC, and other areas. These churches came together for convocation and to strengthen each other.
Many will tell you that Apostle Prince never met a stranger. He was known for taking people into his home to help them and build them up in Christ. There were numerous stories of people that he and The Late Mother Gayle Prince personally helped. This many times included taking money from his pocket and his bills to help others.
The latter part of his life was spent being an Apostolic Father to various Apostles and Prophets. He worked with Where Eagles Fly LLC and other groups in their selected assignments. His assignment even crossed over denominational lines, as the mere mention of his name spurred leaders to speak in unison about his awesome countenance. Many others knew Apostle Prince for his Media broadcast not just on social media, but his constant work on ROKU TV as his ministry went internationally.
After a prolonged illness, God called his field General home. Apostle Prince may be imitated but he will never be duplicated. There was only one Apostle Centry Prince and we thank God for just that fact.
Centry is survived by brothers J.D. and John, a sister, Helen, a stepdaughter Robeena (Patrick) and her children Joseph, Ashley, and Rolan, his son, Akili, generations of nieces, nephews, and cousins, and a host friends who love the Lord.