John Hannah made a career of changing lives early on. After receiving his Bachelor of Arts degree in criminal justice from Alabama State University, he served as a Juvenile Probation Officer in Chicago’s Cook County where he impacted the lives of young adults. Concurrently, Hannah served as a youth pastor for a local church for many years. Evangelizing with a focus on urban youth year after year created opportunities for Hannah to perfect the calling for his destiny as the shepherd of a remarkable organization that would become New Life. Today Hannah is the Senior Pastor of New Life Covenant Southeast with membership over 20,000. The unwavering passion for life transformation in the lives of urban youth is evident with over 70% of the church population between the ages of 18 and 35.
In addition to his role as the Senior Pastor of New Life Covenant Church, Pastor Hannah shared his wide ranging humorous talent in the name of Jesus. He hosted a daily morning radio program on WGRB AM for 13 years. “The John Hannah Morning Show” aired on Inspiration 1390 AM and was the #1 rated gospel radio in Chicago and surrounding areas. He won a Stellar Award for 2013 Gospel Radio Announcer of the Year.
In September 2015, Hannah released his second published book Desperate for Jesus. Within the first week it reached the #1 rating on Amazon’s new releases. It grasps the heart and soul through his transparent journey with Christ. Desperate for Jesus aids the believers in their obstacles in many areas: in difficult times, lack of family support, betrayal, unhealthy anger, spiritual immaturity and much more. He truly conveys to all that it’s time to live desperate!
Pastor Hannah is married to Anna Hannah, his wife of over 22 years who also serves alongside him.