By Maria Erokhina (with Lydia Bryce)
On January 3, 2017, heaven gained Anna Jeanne Price, a woman whose dedication to God, love for people and incredible talent will long be remembered by all who knew her. Anna Jeanne was a beloved friend of the Lindsay family and an integral part of CFNI’s history.
After her passing, Anna Jeanne’s daughter, Lydia, shared a story. As the wedding party of her parents was entering St Margaret’s, Westminster Abbey, on June 28, 1952, someone in the crowd asked about the identity of the bride, convinced she must be a very important person to be married in such a prestigious chapel. In response, Gordon Lindsay said: “She’s a daughter of the King.” That statement caused a stir, since people weren’t aware what “king” he was referring to, but Anna Jeanne always knew Who her King was.
Anna Jeanne was born in Shreveport, Louisiana to Jack and Mildred Moore, pastors of Life Tabernacle church. From an early age, Anna Jeanne was much more than “just another preacher’s kid,” but an anointed vessel of the Most High God. As a child, Anna Jeanne longed to play the piano, and she was blessed to receive piano lessons from the mother of the legendary pianist Van Cliburn, fostering her talent and love for music.
While visiting and ministering at Life Tabernacle church in 1947, Gordon Lindsay shared with Jack Moore his vision to document the healing miracles that were taking place across the nation. Jack told Gordon that he not only had the equipment needed to support this vision, but a gifted daughter, Anna Jeanne, who, among her other talents, was an accomplished writer. Anna Jeanne became the first paid employee and editor of The Voice of Healing magazine, traveling with Gordon Lindsay, William Branham, Oral Roberts, her father and others on the “healing campaigns.” As part of her job, she interviewed those healed in the meetings, contacted doctors for “proof” and wrote their stories for the magazine.
In 1952, Anna Jeanne married Donald (Don) Blair Price, a handsome, talented and anointed man of God. Together, Don and Anna Jeanne faithfully served the Lord, ministering in many countries, primarily Thailand, where Don later became ill with cancer in 1966. Their family of seven came back to Dallas, where Don went to be with Jesus. After Don’s passing, Anna Jeanne returned to Shreveport to raise her children and assist her father as music minister in his church.
In 1980, as Freda Lindsay and Anna Jeanne were traveling together in Israel, Freda invited her to help further the music and arts program at CFNI. The Lord confirmed that this was her next assignment, and Anna Jeanne served CFNI tirelessly for 35 years, quickly becoming a favorite among students as a teacher in the classroom and on stage, ministering from the piano.
Though Anna Jeanne was a virtuoso with the ability to WOW the masses from the piano, this elegant and beautiful lady found her greatest joy in serving others. She loved people and was a fantastic networker. She used to say, “Find a need and fill it,” and her friendship with Freda Lindsay allowed her to use her talents to support and help Christ For The Nations for many years, including serving on the Advisory Council and then the Board of Directors. Her last project was preparing the foundation for what is now the Heritage Museum. She once commented about that work, “I find that looking backward here turns out to be a faith builder, instead of a sentimental journey. By reviewing all that has been done — it encourages us that by faith, we will also continue to move forward with purpose.”
The life celebration service for Anna Jeanne was held on January 8, 2017, at her father’s church in Shreveport, Louisiana. Today, she is not only with Don, but also with Jesus, the Lover of her soul.Like what you've read? Receive free email updates from The Voice Online: Subscribe