Larry Rice

New Life Evangelistic Center (KMOX)

Board Votes to Shut Down New Life Evangelistic Center

After two years of hearings on complaints of homeless loitering, crime and urination, St. Louis Mayor Francis Slay’s Board of Public Service voted to shut down the Rev. Larry Rice’s New Life Evangelistic Center.

12/23/2014

New Life Evangelistic Center in downtown St. Louis (Kevin Killeen/KMOX)

City Delays Vote on Fate of New Life Center

Many homeless say if the center is shut down, they will not leave the area.

10/21/2014

The Rev. Larry Rice (Kevin Killenn/KMOX)

New Life Homeless Center’s Fate Still Pending

Last month, St. Louis postponed a decision on whether to shut down the New Life Evangelistic Center for the homeless following months of testimony from nearby residents who complained of loud noise, fights and public urination.

08/07/2014

The Reverend Larry Rice and homeless supporters oppose sidewalk eviction. Photo: KMOX

Determination Hearing for Homeless Center’s Hotel License Postponed

It could be next month before the St. Louis Board of Public Service makes a decision on revoking New Life Evangelistic Center’s hotel license. A determination hearing, scheduled for today, has been postponed by the board to review all the legal documents.

07/22/2014

Men's quarters, top floor of New Life Evangelistic Center. Photo: KMOX

City to Decide Fate of New Life Evangelistic Center

On July 22, the city’s Board of Public Service is expected to deliberate and vote on the New Life Evangelistic Center’s permit.

07/01/2014

The Rev. Larry Rice of the New Life Evangelistic Center. Photo: KMOX

Debate Continues Over New Life License

Another hearing will be held in City Hall over the City of St. Louis revoking New Life Evangelistic Center’s license.

04/01/2014

Men's quarters, top floor of New Life Evangelistic Center. Photo: KMOX

Rev. Rice to Testify in Hearing Today on Homeless Shelter

In testimony today, Rice will seek to blame downtown’s homeless problem on the negligence of surrounding communities.

11/05/2013

A few homeless hold down the fort on the sidewalk behind New Life.

Hearings on New Life Evangelistic Center Resume Tuesday

“We have people who have homes, who have condominiums, that file petitions, that want to take away our right to shelter people here”

11/04/2013

(KMOX/Michael Calhoun)

Rev. Rice Hosts Night Out With Homeless, Bemoans City Pressure

“You can own your own building but if you own it and try to sleep on it, you get arrested. You sleep on the sidewalk, you get arrested.”

11/01/2013

Men's quarters, top floor of New Life Evangelistic Center. Photo: KMOX

Rev. Rice Threatens Court Fight as New Life Hearings Continue

“We will be taking this to court where we can contest if we really need a permit for a hotel. We’re a church after all,” he said.

10/09/2013

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