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The Reverend Larry Rice, 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

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

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

New Life Pastor Chris Rice leads tour of portion of women's sleeping quarters

More Talk of Drunkenness, Crime at Second Rev. Rice Hearing

“It’s kind of like an assortment of police reports at various times. They vary from assaults, homicides, drug arrests, larcenies,” Officer Daffney Allen testified.

10/02/2013

(KMOX/Michael Calhoun)

Rev. Rice Returning to Site of Arrest

It was May of 2012 when Rev. Larry Rice’s “Integrity Village” on a grassy lot at Interstate 44 and Vandeventer Ave. caused an uproar among neighbors.

09/03/2013

(KMOX/Michael Calhoun)

County Executive Dooley Rejects Rice’s Homeless Shelter Offer

“It takes more than two plots of land for anything to take place,” Dooley said. “You got to build it, you got to staff it. All these things need to be done.”

06/05/2013

The Reverend Larry Rice, New Life Evangelistic Center. Photo: KMOX

Larry Rice Offers Land to St. Louis County for Homeless Shelter

“We’re making this available to them, all they have to do is agree that they will open the shelter that was promised last August,” Rice said.

05/29/2013

Larry Rice planning a Christmas Eve protest

Rev. Rice Responds To Petition To Shut Down Homeless Shelter

“For them to say all the problems in downtown St. Louis are a result of homeless people that stop in and that we help from time to time is absolutely ridiculous”

05/01/2013

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