About

Welcome to embracethegodlife.com, the website of thoughts, writings, reviews, and sermons of Dr. Pat Hannon.
The name Embrace the God Life comes from Eugene Peterson’s translation of Mark 11:22-24:

Jesus was matter-of-fact: “Embrace this God-life. Really embrace it, and nothing will be too much for you. This mountain, for instance: Just say, ‘Go jump in the lake’—no shuffling or shilly-shallying—and it’s as good as done. That’s why I urge you to pray for absolutely everything, ranging from small to large. Include everything as you embrace this God-life, and you’ll get God’s everything.”

About Dr. Pat Hannon

Rev. Dr. Pat Hannon is a missional leader, preacher, and equipper of next-gen leaders. He has served in numerous ministry contexts as a senior pastor, youth pastor, and college ministry specialist. Pat currently serves as Lead Pastor of McAdenville Wesleyan Church, in McAdenville, NC. He previously served for 5 years as Associate Dean of the Chapel at Indiana Wesleyan University and as the Senior Pastor of Faith Community Church, a growing multi-cultural congregation in metro Atlanta, GA.

Pat received his B.A. in Christian Ministries and Music Business from Anderson University (1996), his M. Div. from Anderson University School of Theology (2000) and his D. Min. from Anderson University School of Theology (2011).

Pat is married to Alison, and they have three children—Eliana, Ashlyn, and Ian. Pat is passionate about spiritual formation, leadership development, and exploring how to live the Christian faith in ways that impact contemporary culture.

He loves to spend time with his family, read good books, and play the saxophone.