Pastor John Hannah Celebrates Opening of New Church and Performing Arts Facility

Pastor John Hannah, senior pastor at New Life Covenant Church SE, will host Grand Opening Celebration to kick off the opening of new church and performance arts facility “The Temple.”  The 3-day Celebration will take place September 28, 29 and 30th, 2021.  The New Temple facility is located 7621 S. Greenwood Avenue; Chicago, Illinois.

“The Temple” which has been a long labor of love is finally complete and is a 100,000 square foot facility which houses 4,000 seats and will also double as a community performing arts center.  The performing arts center will be an important addition to the community’s cultural enrichment.  With state-of-the-art trappings such as customized lighting, advanced audio systems, sleek dressing rooms, set design spaces, comfortable green rooms, and many restrooms, the performing arts center will attract local and national performers, theatrical productions, concerts, and specialty acts.

It was important to Pastor Hannah that “The Temple” was built in the Grand Crossing neighborhood, he emphasized that this location has been selected to redevelop an underserved African American community.  “Greater Grand Crossing is a community that lacks economic resources.  Families here deserve to have a rebirth.  New Life Covenant has continued to generate change by becoming an economic catalyst that will literally and figuratively bring forth new life to Greater Grand Crossing,” said Pastor Hannah.

“New Life Covenant is poised to work hand in hand with members of the Greater Grand Crossing community.  Our goal is to provide a ‘beacon of light’ to families and children in a community whose light has been dimmed far too long,” said New Life Covenant Executive Pastor Jermone Glenn.

The 3-Day Celebration & Ribbon-cutting will take place on Tuesday, September 28th, Wednesday, September 29th, and Thursday, September 30th nightly at 7PM. Special guests are Pastor Mike Todd, Jekalyn Carr, Bishop I.V. Hilliard, Donald Lawrence & Co., Bishop T.D. Jakes, and Dr. Judith McAllister.

A private tour for media will take place Monday, September 27, 2021 from 10am-1pm. (special specific times can be requested)

For further information about New Life Covenant Church SE, please visit the church website at or call 773-285-1731.

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