Pastor John Madala , 2nd-Half Ministries Pastor
Pastor Madala has been married to his wife, Loretta, since 1950.  They have three children, nine grandchildren and 9 great grandchildren.

Military: Served in U.S. Marines, Fleet Marine Force, Western Pacific, 1946-49. Pearl Harbor, Guam, China, Honorable Discharge.

He is a graduate of the following Universities:
Central Bible Institute & Seminary, Springfield, MO, 1956 - Diploma in Theology, Bible Major
Vanguard University, Costa Mesa, CA - Bachelor of Arts, Education 1962
Chapman College, Orange, CA - Master of Arts, Administration/Education 1966

General Teaching, Elemtary and Secondary
General Administration, K-12

Ordained in the Assemblies of God, 1958, Southern California District Council Assemblies of God

Pioneered four churches:
Brunner Community Church, Brunner, MO 1953-1956
Eastside Assembly of God, Tucson, AZ 1956-1960
Irvine Assembly of God, Irvine, CA 1972-1985
Newhope AG, Garden Grove, CA

Taught public school, grade 6-8, while pioneering Irvine AG and Newhope AG in Garden Grove, 1987-2000

Currently Pastor Madala is the Pastor to the Seniors at Orange County First Assembly and Senior Rep for Section 10 of our district.  He also preaches at various churches when called.

Past Positions:
Associate Pastor/Principal, Garden Grove Christian School - First Assembly of God, 1961-68
Teacher/Assistant Principal, Cook Elementary School, Garden Grove Unified School District, 1972-1994

Highway Patrolman, State of AZ 1950-1953

Pastor Madala enjoys Weight lifting, physical fitness and photography.