Growing the Body of Christ

An important function of churches today is to bring the local community into the body of Christ. Grace Lutheran Church in Pensacola, FL, has recently hired John Hanke as our Family Life Coordinator. John brings to us years of experience working with Lutheran churches.

John has a master’s degree in education and over 30 years of experience working in the classroom and with congregations, including one year as an educational consultant. His focus is to bring families and church together. He teaches at Grace’s Wednesday morning Bible study, which is just finishing a review of the 95 theses. He also teaches the confirmation class; conducts special needs family ministry, fundraising, outreach programs, Wednesday “Grace Night” and promotes programs to bring families together through the Gospel. John likes to stay active; he has lots of energy and he loves people and the Gospel. We are blessed to have his vision and ministry at Grace!