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Pastor John Hannah celebrates opening of new church and performing arts facility



Pastor John Hannah, Senior Pastor of New Life Covenant Church SE, will host the grand opening celebration to kick off the opening of the new church and performing arts center “The Temple”. The 3-day celebration will take place on September 28, 29 and 30e, 2021. The New Temple facility is located at 7621 S. Greenwood Avenue; Chicago, Illinois.

“The Temple,” which has been a long labor of love, has finally been completed and is a 100,000 square foot facility that houses 4,000 seats and will also serve as a community performing arts center. The performing arts center will be an important addition to the cultural enrichment of the community. With state-of-the-art attributes such as personalized lighting, advanced audio systems, elegant dressing rooms, stage spaces, comfortable green rooms and numerous restrooms, the performing arts center will attract local and national artists, theatrical productions, concerts, and specialized acts.

It was important to Pastor Hannah that “The Temple” be built in the Grand Crossing neighborhood, he pointed out that this location was chosen to redevelop an underserved African American community. “Greater Grand Crossing is a community that lacks economic resources. Families here deserve to be reborn. New Life Covenant has continued to drive change by becoming an economic catalyst that will literally and figuratively bring 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’ for families and children in a community whose light has been dimmed for too long, ”said New Life Covenant Executive Pastor Jermone Glenn.

The 3-day celebration and ribbon cutting will take place on Tuesday September 28, Wednesday September 29 and Thursday September 30 every evening at 7:00 p.m. Special guests are Pastor Mike Todd, Jekalyn Carr, Bishop IV Hilliard, Donald Lawrence & Co., Bishop TD Jakes and Dr Judith McAllister.

A private media tour will take place on Monday, September 27, 2021 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. (specific times can be requested)

For more information on New Life Covenant Church SE, please visit the church’s website at www.newlifesoutheast.org or call 773-285-1731.