Jacqueline CariniWe here at New Times love Pastor Vincent Spann, drill sergeant of a Liberty City recovering-addict boot camp and subject of our January feature story "Holy Hustler." For all of his shortcomings -- most notably an allergic distaste for paying his bills -- he seems to be a tr ... More >>
I Want You Back from Miami New Times on Vimeo. Pastor Vincent Spann is a recurring New Times character. You may know him for his exploits in military style drug rehab, or for his idea to house the underbridge sex offenders in a warehouse. But you probably don't know of his singing ability or history ... More >>
Miami's Sex Offender Village from Miami New Times on Vimeo. We long ago gave up on getting any credit from larger media outlets piggybacking on our sex-offenders-under-the-bridge scoop -- the story that made the rest of the nation recognize Miami-Dade County's supreme fucked-up-ness. The terrible ... More >>
A cool million gets the Julia Tuttle Bridge sex offenders a new home.
"Pastor Spann is not perfect, but before people start running their mouths, they need to ask themselves: What am I doing for the community?"
"He's nothing but a corrupt criminal. Hopefully, God will change him when he's sitting in prison and realizes what he's done."
Vincent Spann and The Spann Family Band from Miami New Times on Vimeo.Back in late December I embedded myself for 24 hours with the Basic Training Deliverance Academy in Miami's Liberty City. This video of Pastor Vincent Spann covering a classic track with his kids on keys and drums is interspersed ... More >>
We received a voicemail from an even-toned, religiously minded reader of this week's feature, "Holy Hustler." The story, which focuses on embattled Liberty City pastor Vincent Spann, had our reader weighing the good and bad aspects of the preacher -- and returning a scathing verdict:I was reading yo ... More >>
Enterprising videographer Jacob Katel spent a night in Pastor Vincent Spann's Basic Training Deliverance Academy, which is featured in this week's New Times' feature story, Holy Hustler. The video documents conversations and give a great glimpse into this wild boot camp/addict rehab/Pentecos ... More >>
Pastor Vincent Spann will save Liberty City's soul one addict at a time if he can stay out of jail.