ABC alumnus Michael Hanke went home to be with the Lord on Sunday, March 7. Before his illness, he was serving as the children’s pastor and assistant to the pastor at Mikado Baptist Church in Macon, GA. Michael was a member of the Class of 2004 graduating with a degree in missions. He was also a member of the class of 2007 graduating with a Masters degree in Theology.
He leaves behind his wife Raechel and two children, Jackson and Olivia. His brother Matthew Hanke is the academic dean at ABC.
During his years of ministry at Maranatha Baptist Church in Shelby, NC and Mikado Baptist Church in Macon, GA, he was known for his heart of service and compassion. He impacted many children, teens, and adults along the way.
The family will have a time of visitation to greet friends on Thursday, March 11, 2021 from 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. at FairHaven Funeral Home in Macon, GA. Funeral Services to celebrate his life will be held on Friday, March 12, 2021 at 2:00 p.m. at Mikado Baptist Church in Macon, GA with his good friend Pastor Rusty Smith officiating.
Your prayers for the family would be greatly appreciated. Knowing that Mike suffered much over the past three years, we say with the Apostle Paul, “We are confident, I say, and willing rather to be absent from the body, and to be present with the Lord.” 2 Corinthians 5:8.