At the age of ten, Reverend Doctor Jarvis J. Hanson accepted the call to preach the unadulterated truths of the gospel under the leadership the late Rev. John N. Coleman at the United Faith Missionary Baptist Church and began the cultivation process of stewardship. Under the tutelage and leadership of Dr. L.D. Tate of Rockford, Illinois, he continued to receive provision and became an ordained minister by the United Faith Baptist Church in November of 2006. Rev. Hanson embarked on facilitating discipleship and served as Interim Pastor of the New Direction Fellowship Missionary Baptist Church of Rockford, IL from March 2000- August 2000 at the age of 16.
Embracing education, personal development, and various opportunities for spiritual growth, Rev. Hanson received a Bachelor of Arts in Ministry from Newburgh Bible College, a Masters Degree from Lake Charles Theological Seminary and a Masters in Theology from St. Thomas Christian University. With the fervor to produce developed and equipped followers, he has earned a Doctorate in Ministry degree from St. Thomas Christian University.
Exalting the Savior, edifying the saints, and evangelizing the sinner, Rev. Hanson is currently the pastor of the historic New Nazareth Missionary Baptist Church of Chicago, IL, and can be heard along with the New Nazareth Missionary Baptist Church Mass Choir every Sunday at 4:00 p.m. on radio station WGRB am 1390 or Gospelradio1390.com
He is an active participant in his local, state, and national denominational work serving as; Director of the Young Pastors Division for the Baptist General State Convention of Illinois, 2nd Vice Moderator of The Greater New Era Baptist District Association, Director of Brotherhood for the Greater New Era Baptist District Association, Adjunt Professor for Chicago Baptist Institute International teaching Sermon Preparation, and is a member of the Baptist General State Convention of Illinois serving on the Board of Evangelism and the National Baptist Convention U.S.A. Inc. He is a highly sought after evangelist that travels throughout the nation preaching, teaching and lecturing throughout the state of Illinois and many other states.
Rev. Hanson always refers to his verse of inspiration that keeps him humbled and grounded in the work of ministry “And I thank Christ Jesus our Lord, who hath enabled me, for that he counted me faithful, putting me into the ministry;”(I Tim 1:12)
A native of Rockford, IL, Rev. Hanson was born on May 27, 1984, to Deacon and Deaconess Donald Hanson. He has 3 siblings: Veronica Blake, Rev. Donald (Latrisha) Hanson II, Kwasi Hanson, nephew Kwasi Hanson II and niece Taurasi.