Father Augustinos Ragheb Hanna was born in Cairo, Egypt on February 19, 1935.

He earned a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Law from the University of Cairo Law School in 1957 and practiced Law for 24 years in Egypt. He served in Egypt as a youth leader, preacher and taught bible Study courses (Old Testament) in Monofia Seminary and later in Los Angeles Seminary from 1990-1995.

He came to America in 1981 and was ordained presybyter on November 14, 1989 in Los Angeles by His Holiness Pope Shenouda III. He has been serving at St. John Church in Covina since his ordination. He has been the chief editor of St. John Monthly Magazine since May 1990.