Josh Newton
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. He has been in ministry since 2012 and has served in both California and Arizona prior to beginning his pastorate here in Boise in 2017. 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.

Admin leader (interim)
Jason Cicero


Jason Cicero has been married for 27+ years to his wife Erica and father to three girls.  His heart is to serve where the Lord would lead him, which has led to holding many different positions at UBC over the past 25 years.  He currently serves as the Interim Administrative Leader working to enable volunteer members and teams as they seek to use their gifts and talents within the church while incorporating resource, safety, maintenance, and fiscal management. Jason has also held various leadership and engineering positions at Micron Technology where he currently is a Software Engineering Architect. 


His ultimate desire for the Administrative area of the church is for it to be a living example of biblical stewardship which seeks to utilize the resources that have been entrusted by God to the local UBC body to accomplish His redeeming work through the gospel message.