Rev. Larry Rice

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

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

Results of Homeless Head Count Yet to Be Released

Rev. Larry Rice says he thinks the city is embarrassed by the high number of homeless living on the streets of St. Louis.

06/19/2014

New dividers in Metro bus shelters downtown. (Brian Kelly/KMOX)

Larry Rice: Metro’s Bench Dividers Symbolize War Against Homeless

A move by the St. Louis-area mass transit agency Metro will make it harder for homeless people to nap on bus shelter benches downtown, a move that has angered some advocates for the homeless.

12/18/2013

(Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

St. Louis Homeless Center Offers Sleepover Event Tonight

Ever wonder what it’s like to be homeless? You can experience it tonight as the New Life Evangelistic Center hosts its annual Night with the Homeless.

11/01/2013

The Reverend Larry Rice returns to "Integrity Village"

Homeless Advocate Larry Rice to Begin 28 Hour Protest

Rice says the county has to address the growing homeless problem and stop ‘dumping’ the homeless downtown.

01/17/2013

A homeless person awaiting the set-up of a tent in north St. Louis County on Saturday, August 11, 2012. Rev. Larry Rice identified the woman as one who's planning to sleep at the encampment. (KMOX/Brad Choat)

Homeless Tent Pops Up In North County

Rev. Larry Rice says at least three persons will be sleeping under the tent, beginning this weekend.

08/11/2012

(KMOX/Michael Calhoun)

Rev. Rice Not Giving Up

The Rev. Larry Rice is ready to try again to establish a tent camp for homeless people in St. Louis.

05/25/2012

(KMOX/Michael Calhoun)

Rev Larry Rice Arrested, Homeless Tent City Taken Down

Police give the order to move out

05/16/2012

KMOX/Brad Choat

Marching From Tent City To Downtown St. Louis

Rev. Larry Rice organizes demonstration against city’s closure of homeless encampments like Hopeville.

04/27/2012

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