New Life Evangelistic center

11/28/11-For those who couldn't afford to go out shopping on "Black Friday", it was "Bright Monday" according to the Reverend Larry Rice with New Life Evangelistic Center. For the 5th year now, he opened up his "Christmas Free Store" at the NLEC. Several tables were stacked high with items, and groups of people were let in for 15 minutes at a time to take as much as they wanted, free of charge. The NLEC Christmas Free Store will be open from 10 to 11:30 am through this Friday. Rev. Rice says they need a lot more in the way of donated items to help the estimated 1,500 to 2,000 people expected to pass through this week. Used toys, clothing, household items and gift wrapping can be dropped off at NLEC at 1411 Locust St. downtown. (KMOX/Brett Blume)

‘Homeless Jesus’ Sculpture to be Displayed at NLEC

The internationally known “Homeless Jesus” sculpture will be displayed at the New Life Evangelistic Center. It is a piece that displays Jesus lying on a park bench.

04/23/2015

St. Louis Mayor Francis Slay announces new plan to provide shelter for homeless beyond downtown on April 9, 2015. (Kevin Killeen/KMOX)

St. Louis Finds More Shelter for Homeless

Director of Human Services Eddie Roth says the city is looking for a permanent shelter, but for now, bunk space is being made available at sites north and south of downtown.

04/09/2015

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

St. Louis Shelter Sues in Effort to Keep Operating

The Rev. Larry Rice’s New Life Evangelistic Center in St. Louis has filed suit against the city in an effort to keep its occupancy permit to operate a shelter for homeless people.

03/04/2015

Larry and Chris Rice talk about lawsuit to stop St. Louis City Hall from restricting its help to homeless. (Kevin Killeen/KMOX)

New Life Center Fights to Help the Homeless

The New Life Evangelistic Center for the homeless warns St. Louis City Hall a lawsuit is coming.

02/24/2015

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

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

Date Approaches on Vote of Whether to Shut Down New Life Center

The city of St. Louis is scheduled to announce its decision later this month on whether to revoke the hotel license of the New Life Evangelistic Center downtown.

10/03/2014

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

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

Homeless Center Facing Possible Shutdown This Week

This week, the St. Louis Board of Public Service could render its decision on whether to revoke the homeless center’s hotel permit.

07/21/2014

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

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