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Newtown Bible Church leaders teach expository and practical messages that challenge the hearers to live out their Christian faith. 

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Pastor Joey Newton

Joey accepted the call to serve as pastor-teacher of Newtown Bible Church in August 2008. He received both his B.A from Master's College and M.Div. from The Master's Seminary in 2008 and his Ph.D. from Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. Joey began attending Grace Community Church, Sun Valley, CA, in 1996 as a new believer and was a member for 11 years before coming to CT.  At Grace Community Church, he served as a pastoral intern in the Children's Ministry and then as an intern with Development at The Master's Seminary. Joey is married to Trish and they have been blessed with three girls.

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Noel Martinez

After searching for a local church, the Lord led Noel and his family to Newtown Bible Church in the fall of 2017.  Since becoming a member, Noel served in the Children’s Ministry and on the Communications Team where he was part of the “soundboard” functions and responsibilities.  In October of 2020 Noel was invited to serve as Deacon/Treasurer.  Noel’s wife Coreen, serves as a Nursery Teacher and helper in the Children’s Ministry whenever she is needed. Noel and Coreen have been blessed with their precious son Alexander.  The family live in New Milford, CT.

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Jonathan St. Jacques

Jon was invited to serve in the role of Deacon of music at Newtown Bible Church in October,  2020. He oversees and organizes most of the areas related to music including congregational singing, special music, and children's choir. He has been a member of Newtown Bible Church since 2012 and got involved with music ministry at nearly the same time.  


Jon expresses his heart’s desire in this way. "The purpose of music at NBC is to put the glory and beauty of God on display, aiding the expression of delight and praise in the hearts of God’s people, building up and encouraging the saints in truth, renewing their minds, and witnessing to the world––in the power of the Spirit––the worthiness of God and all that He is for us in Christ."

Jon’s wife Heidi, plays a very special and important role in the music ministry alongside Jon.  Jon and Heidi have been blessed with five precious children and live in New Milford, CT.

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Conrad Vargas

Conrad is originally from the Bronx, NY.  He arrived at Newtown Bible Church in 2011 after relocating with his family from Puerto Rico in 2010 where he lived most of his adult life.  He is married and has three beautiful children.  Two girls and 1 boy.  Puerto Rico is where he met his wife and where his daughters were born.

Puerto Rico is where he was saved, in 2003 in a charismatic church.  The spirit of God eventually led him out of that church and its false doctrine.

Conrad leads the Teen Youth Group, “Firmly Planted” at NBC.

Conrad also translates all of the pastor's sermons as well as Baptism Testimonials into Spanish, live, during the service.  This ministry was in response to a need for our Spanish-speaking brothers and sisters.

Early in 2022, Conrad was invited to serve as Deacon.

He expresses the following:  

“This is what I love the most and seek to serve with all my heart.”

“For I have no confidence in my capabilities or in the flesh.  I solely rely on Christ”


Debra Vidalis 

Debra has been a member of Newtown Bible Church since May 2010.  Both she and her husband, George Vidalis, have served in various ministries since first attending NBC.

Debra served as a Sunday School teacher from 2012 – 2014.  She has served in NBC’s women’s ministry since 2011 and is involved in the choir.  She teaches Ladies Bible Studies and is active in Ladies' Discipleship.  She also enjoys running the church Book Nook.

Debra lives in Milford, CT with her husband George.  They have 5 children and 2 grandchildren.

In 2021 she was invited to serve as Deaconess overseeing Ladies Discipleship and Resources.

Debra expresses that: “It is a privilege and a joy to serve Christ with my brothers and sisters at NBC”.

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Mervete Lekaj

Mervete is originally from Kosovo and came to the United States in
1999. The Lord regenerated her heart in 2017. After searching for a
local Bible-believing church, the Lord led her to Newtown Bible Church
in September 2019, and she became a member in 2020. Mervete serves
in the children’s ministry as a Sunday School and Children’s Church
teacher. She teaches Young Ladies Bible Study and is active in
Discipleship. Mervete is single and lives in Bethel, CT.
In 2022, she was invited to serve as a Deaconess, and serve in the
ministry of the Ladies' Discipleship.
Mervete expresses: “I count it all joy and honor to be a vessel in serving
the body of Christ at NBC by His enabling. Soli Deo Gloria.”

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