LEADERSHIP

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

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.

Michael Hokanson

The Lord led Michael and his family to Newtown Bible Church in September of 2009.  He assumed the role of Treasurer in 2011, and was invited to the role of Deacon in 2014.  Michael and his wife Danielle, who also serves in various roles within the church, have been members since 2010.  God has blessed Michael and Danielle with three beautiful children --Kimberly, Jacob and Abigail, who love to serve with music and in the nursery.  Also the "soundboard" guy, Michael can typically be found located in the elevated booth in the back of the sanctuary.  Michael, Danielle and family live in Ansonia, CT.

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.

George Vidalis

George Vidalis, along with his wife Debra, have been faithfully attending Newtown Bible Church since May of 2010. George has served as usher for more than 8 years and is involved in men’s ministry. He enjoys making a hearty breakfast for his “guys”. He was invited to the role of Deacon in October 2020, and oversees the care and maintenance of the church and parsonage. George’s wife, Debra, serves in various ministries as well as leads a ladies Bible study. George and Debra live in Milford, CT and have five children and two grandchildren together.

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.

Newtown Bible Church

35 Sugar Street

Newtown, CT 06470

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