Last Wednesday, Mayor Rahm Emanuel named renowned Chicago faith leader Pastor John Hannah to the city Human Resources Board.
The three-member Human Resources Board is responsible for conducting hearings and rendering decisions in instances of alleged misconduct by career service employees, according to a release from the mayor’s press office. The Board also presides over appeal hearings brought about by disciplinary action taken against employees by individual city departments.
Hannah is the senior pastor of New Life Covenant Church and radio host for gospel radio program “The John Hannah Morning Show” on Inspiration 1390.
“I am confident that John Hannah’s experience as a community leader and pastor will benefit the taxpayers and the City of Chicago as he serves as the head of the Human Resources Board,” said Mayor Emanuel. “His appointment will bring another community leader with a strong voice to a board that represents the residents of Chicago.”
Hannah is a Chicago native and resides in the city with his wife Anna of eighteen years.
The pastor founded New Life Covenant Church –a non-denominational church—to break down the walls of division in religion. The church has members from different races, cultures and backgrounds—all combined for the common purpose of worshiping God, according to its website.
In addition, Hannah committed to making an impact in the lives of the poor and less fortunate through community outreach.
With many years of ministry experience, Hannah is a renowned speaker, preacher, and teacher and has ministered before some of the country’s most well-known churches and leaders; and recently wrote his first book, “What to Do While You’re Waiting.”
Hannah holds a bachelor’s degree in criminal justice from Alabama State University.
The Chicago Citizen contacted Hannah for comment, phone calls were not returned by press time.
Thelma Sardin contributed to this report.