senior pastor

Joshua Newton is the Pastor here at University Baptist Church. He has been married to his beautiful wife Jennifer since July of 2015 and looks forward to starting their family soon. He has in ministry since 2012 and has served in California, Arizona, and is excited about serving in Boise, Idaho. His passion is to make disciples of Christ that make disciples, and ultimately seeing the Treasure Valley grow through gospel ministry. He has a strong conviction to lead the church to; connect with God, live in biblical community, and serve their neighbors. Josh enjoys traveling, being outdoors, and playing board games. He loves to meet new people and help them take that next step in their faith.


UBC is currently praying and seeking for a connect leader.


UBC is currently praying and seeking for a Live leader.


UBC is currently praying and seeking for a Live leader.


John Weers has been married for 21 years to his wife Vickie and has two teenage boys. John has had many different positions at UBC over the last 20+ years, mostly involving worship and administrative areas.  He currently serves as the Administrative Leader in charge of making sure church operations are running smoothly and that proper maintenance and fiscal management is done.  John also works at Micron Technology and currently leads several teams of Software Engineers and Quality Analysts.  John’s goal for the Administrative area of the church is to minimize the visibility and cost of ongoing operations so that the majority of church members’ time commitment can be around worshiping and serving God