Vincent Spann

  • Blogs

    August 19, 2009

    Pastor Spann Jail-Bound?

    Jacqueline Carini​We 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 >>

  • Blogs

    June 29, 2009

    Video: Jackson 5 - "I Want You Back" Liberty City Remix by Pastor Vincent Spann

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    May 4, 2009

    Hey, Herald: If You're Gonna Piggyback on Our Stories Without Giving Credit, at Least Get Your Quotes Right

    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 >>

  • News

    April 16, 2009

    Pastor Spann's Master Plan

    A cool million gets the Julia Tuttle Bridge sex offenders a new home.

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    February 5, 2009

    Letters from the Issue of February 5, 2009

    "Pastor Spann is not perfect, but before people start running their mouths, they need to ask themselves: What am I doing for the community?"

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    January 29, 2009

    Letters from the Issue of January 29, 2009

    "He's nothing but a corrupt criminal. Hopefully, God will change him when he's sitting in prison and realizes what he's done."

  • Blogs

    January 26, 2009

    Liberty City Gospel Video with Basic Training Deliverance Academy

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    January 23, 2009

    Reader: Holy Hustler Vincent Spann a "Corrupt Criminal"

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    January 22, 2009

    The official video accompaniment to Holy Hustler

    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 >>

  • News

    January 22, 2009

    Holy Hustler

    Pastor Vincent Spann will save Liberty City's soul one addict at a time — if he can stay out of jail.