Jason Pankau
Senior Pastor
Brief info

Church: (312) 783-3858
Cell: (203) 253-0904
Email: jason@chicagohopechurch.org

Jason brings a multi-faceted background of leadership and wisdom to people and organizations with whom he works. God currently uses him as a life coach and consultant to executives, leader of a church re-planting movement, mentor to pastors and Christian leaders, sought-after speaker, creator of Christian training seminars and best-selling author. Jason is a former two-sport All-American athlete, serving as captain of the Brown University football team and national qualifier in the discus.

In addition to being the senior pastor of two church plants in New England, he served on the staff of Stanwich Church in Greenwich, CT for six years. During this time, he developed the Omega Course and his mentoring ministry which Stanwich commissioned him to share with the church at large through the creation of the Life Spring Network in 2006. From 2009-2014, he worked with Trinity Lutheran Church in Roselle, IL to transform their leadership and congregation into a holistic, transformational disciple-making community. In 2014, he was commissioned to lead the LUKE project which focused on revitalizing five congregations in the city of Chicago. In 2017, his family moved to the inner city of Chicago to plant Chicago Hope Church, a multi-cultural, disciple-making community on the Near West Side of Chicago. This is where we expanded our family and took in students in need. We call this ministry the Hope House for Christian N.U.R.T.U.R.E.

As a life-long learner, Jason has earned a B.A. in Economics and in Organizational Behavior and Management from Brown University and a Masters of Divinity from Southern Theological Seminary. He is a graduate of the Arrow Leadership program, completed his course work for his Doctorate in Christian Leadership at Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary, studied Lutheran doctrine and the Reformation at Concordia Seminary, and is currently finishing his doctorate in Christian Community Development at Northern Seminary. Jason is married and has four children.

Contact / Location

Contact info

123, New Lenox, Chicago IL 60606

Gathering Times


8:00am, 9:15am, 11:00am

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