Hank Hanegraaff has health problems but is in a 'peaceful place'

The US evangelical Christian radio personality who made headlines by his conversion to Eastern Orthodoxy has spoken of the 'turbulent' few weeks since his announcement and said he has been diagnosed with health issues.

Hank Hanegraaff, known as the 'Bible Answer Man', has a successful radio ministry but was dropped by some stations after his conversion.

Hank Hanegraaff and his wife joined the Eastern Orthodox Church.Hank Hanegraaff/Facebook

'We want to make sure that our listeners know that the programming that we have on Bott Radio Network is thoroughly biblical,' said BRN President Richard P. Bott II.

Hanegraaff posted a video blog on Facebook on Wednesday, saying: 'The last couple of weeks have been turbulent, to say the least. But somehow, by God's grace, I have never been in a more peaceful place in the entirety of my Christian life. I just feel surrounded by the love and goodness and grace of God,' Hanegraaff said.

He said: 'Most of all I'm on a path that I call the path of life.' He said he was writing a book etitled Truth Matters, Life Matters More.

'The Bible has given me great strength and courage for living my life,' he said. 'I trust the Bible, but the BIble is pointing me to something far more significant. It's pointing me to an experience of Christ.'

He thanked supporters for their prayers.