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ABC’S Co-Pastors

Altadena Baptist Church has had two co-pastors for the past twenty years, equal in rank and authority and fully sharing in the church’s teaching and preaching ministry.  This model affirms gender-equality in church leadership, which seems to us to be clearly implicit in Jesus’ teaching.  In practice, it has also demonstrated through more than two decades of joint service how the church’s pastoral ministry can be enhanced and enriched through female and male pastors caring for God’s people together.

Rev. George Van Alstine

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Pastor Van Alstine has just completed his fortieth year of ministry at Altadena Baptist Church.  During that time, he has been involved in the spiritual journeys of some of the church’s families through three generations.  He has also been active in the Pasadena/Altadena community, particularly in the areas of race relations and support of public education.  He served eight years on the Pasadena School Board and is the author of The Christian and the Public Schools (Abington, 1982).  His own education includes earning a BA degree in Biological Sciences from Rutgers University (1958), as well as two graduate degrees from Fuller Theological Seminary, Master of Divinity in preparation for Christian ministry (1961) and Master of Theology in New Testament studies (1962).

Rev. Connie Larson DeVaughn

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Pastor Connie has ministered at Altadena Baptist Church since 1987, walking side by side with the congregation on their spiritual journeys.  She first attended ABC for a couple of years as a missionary kid, when her father was studying at Fuller Theological Seminary.  When she returned to Fuller for her own studies, she reconnected with ABC and has stayed on ever since.  Her education includes a BA in Biblical Studies from Bethel University (1983) and a Master of Divinity from Fuller (1987).  Her community involvement includes the Kiwanis Club of Altadena/Crown City.  She also serves on the Advisory Council for the Dean of the School of Intercultural Studies, and she facilitates a field education group for the School of Theology, both at Fuller Seminary.

Glenn Molina

Director of Worship Arts
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Glenn Molina has called Altadena Baptist his church home since childhood, and has led the congregation in worship for over twenty years.  Along with his role as Director of Worship Arts at ABC, he has taught and mentored individuals in the areas of music and worship leading, and has performed as a pianist/keyboardist and vocalist throughout the southern California area.  He is a graduate of Maranatha High School, and has studied music at Azusa Pacific University and Cal State Los Angeles.  In 2009, he received his Master’s degree in Theology, Worship and the Arts from Fuller Theological Seminary, which has further enhanced his efforts as a local musician, composer and arranger.  Glenn and his wife, Shanti, are the proud parents of Olivia and Jacob, and live close enough to ABC that they can hear the banging sounds of Pastor George regularly working on the church plumbing system.

Debra Blake

Financial Secretary

Chet Kelsey


John Pomroy

Church Clerk

Brenda Mitchell


Board of Deacons

April 2018-Mar 2019 (year is term expiration)

Chair: Leon Barinaga (2019)
Vice Chair: Rob Ottaviano (2019)
Worship: Leon Barinaga, chair (2019)
Education: Allisonne Crawford (2019)
Outreach: Rob Ottaviano (2019)
Membership Care:

RLou Norquist (2020)
Don Winbush (2020)
Elton Blake (2020)

Kathy Cady (2021)
Lauren DeVaughn (2021)
Phyllis Henderson (2021)

1-year terms

  • Moderator: Brenda Mitchell
  • Church Clerk: John Pomroy
  • Treasurer: Natashia Masten

Auditing Committee: Kathryn Bassett will continue; Jill Zobrist added to the committee

Sunday School Superintendent and Hospitality Chair positions are vacant.

Shaniesha Hendrix

Kid's Church Superintendent

Loren Roberts

Choir Director

Bill Zobrist

Part Time Custodian