Leadership

Pastors & Staff

Rev. John W. Polite III

Head Pastor

John Polite was born and raised in Riverside California where he attended public schools and was active in the life of the church.

 

He received his Bachelor of Arts in Communications from Cal Poly Pomona in 1992, where he served as president of the campus chapter of the NAACP, Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity Inc. and was an editor of the campus newspaper, and active in Cal Poly’s chapter of Campus Crusade for Christ.

 

He was a staff writer for the Inland Valley Daily Bulletin, and holds a Master of Divinity degree from the American Baptist Seminary of the West in Berkeley, CA.

 

He has been active on a national level in the American Baptist Churches in the USA since 1997, serving as a member of the Biennial Worship Team (2009, 2011) Youth Ministry Resource Team, and the Planning and Worship teams for ABCUSA National Youth gatherings for more than a decade.

 

He is a past president of the Alumni Council of American Baptist Seminary of the West and current member of the Board of Trustees. In 1997, He became the first African American pastoral staff member at the historic First Baptist Church of Los Angeles in 1997; he was ordained into the gospel ministry early on in his tenure at First L.A.  From 2001 to 2012 he was the Senior Pastor of Panorama Baptist Church in Arleta CA.

 

Welcome to Granada Hills Baptist Church, Rev. Polite!

Rima Hage

Administrator

Mrs. Hage has been serving the Lord at Granada Hills Baptist Church since 1990.

Being often the first person with whom someone makes contact with our church, she is always welcoming, positive, and warm; this is reflected in the way she handles her day-to-day duties. She lends an ear to the congregants who call with issues, tries her best to help them out so they know they have a friend they can count on.

As the Church Administrator, she strives to serve the Lord and honor Him, by using all her gifts in providing administrative and secretarial services as needed. She works together with the Pastor and the church board to fulfill the church's mission.

Dale Dullabaun, Jr.

Business Manager

Maria Alvarado

Children Ministry

Maria Alvarado has been a Sunday School teacher for 15 yrs. Has been serving with Granada Hills since 2012.
Married to Josue Alvarado and two children. Josue Jr. and Lucas Nicolas Alvarado.
She teaches Sunday school, writes curriculum, and organizes children’s events