Meet Our Staff

Middle School Pastor:
Luke Neighbors

Youth Worship Pastor:
Matthan Hillberg

Matthan grew up in Bakersfield, CA in a large family. He gave his life to Christ at age 7. Being part of a large family allowed him to see first hand examples from his parents and older siblings of what it looks like to serve Christ with your whole life.

During summer camp between his Junior and Senior years of high school Matthan surrendered his life to full-time ministry. But it was while he served in the college ministry that God began to grow a passion for music and a desire to lead people to Jesus through music.

Following graduation from New Life School of Worship, in Colorado Springs, Colorado, Matthan was given the opportunity to serve at Valley Baptist Church as the youth worship pastor. Overseeing Middle School and College worship ministries.
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Secretary to Minister of Student Ministry: Joy Newton
Joy has been married to Calvin for 36 years. They have three great children, Zac (married to Sarah), Heather (married to Ben), Justin, and granddaughter Ella. She has a big heart for the students of Valley Baptist wanting to see them grow in the Lord and knowing that each of them are loved! She enjoys reading, hanging out with students and spending time with her family.