NLEC 1972-1981

From 1972 through 1976 NLEC Dial-a-message offering hope and inspiration Radio Program “Moments of New Life” on KADI “Jesus Rallies” on Saturday nights at 2107 Park Avenue with an underground “Catacombs” coffeehouse A parade on April 3 for the National […]

From 1972 through 1976

  • NLEC Dial-a-message offering hope and inspiration
  • Radio Program “Moments of New Life” on KADI
  • “Jesus Rallies” on Saturday nights at 2107 Park Avenue with an underground “Catacombs” coffeehouse
  • A parade on April 3 for the National Day of Prayer & Fasting
  • Involvement in the “Key 73” evangelism thrust and the “Jesus 73” festival on the west coast resulting in thousands of scripture portions distributed and publishing of the Zoa Free Paper along with the resolution to spend Wednesday noon hour in fasting and prayer.
  • The first NLEC Free Store opens, to give clothing and household goods to the needy without charge.
  • Puppet shows and the Kid’s for Christ clubs.
  • Visitation at jails, prisons, mental hospitals and homes for the elderly
  • All night prayer line
  • New Life Training Center to train High School Graduates in evangelism
  • Filed an application to acquire UHF Channel 24 in St. Louis to be used for a Christian TV station
  • Larry and Penny Rice open their doors and offer emergency housing to couples and singles
  • Purchased a five story building at 14th and Locust street for a new headquarters and television studio
  • Developed the ENTRY formula for understanding how to receive Christ.
  • Offered a correspondence course for new Christians called, “Putting it All Together”

From 1977 to 1981

  • NLEC implements a Citywide “Clean Up Day” to raise funds for Christian Television and to clean up various places in the neighborhood.
  • School of Broadcasting offers a two-year training program in beginners and advance courses.
  • Larry Rice responds to an invitation to Lagos, Nigeria in West Africa to see the desperate need for nationals to be given Bible College Courses.  New Life Bible College was built in 1978.
  • In response to the devastation left by Hurricane Allen in South Texas, NLEC organizes a bus load of homeless people to help with relief.
  • On April 21, 1981, The Federal Communications Commission granted a construction permit to NLEC for UHF Channel 24.  Construction of the tower and transmitter facilities begins.
  • Assistance Programs to the needy expand to 4 free stores, emergency food pantries, and financial aid grants.
  • Winter patrol is established to train volunteers in finding the homeless overnight and bringing them food, blankets, and transportation to shelters.
  • NLEC Clinic opened for the homeless providing medical and dental care and eventually eye care
  • A ministry to the blind is begun by Judy Schlipert
  • NLEC Shelter program begins in East St. Louis, Illinois