Meet our Staff

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College Age Pastor: Kyle Hogg
Pastor Kyle grew up in Bakersfield,CA.  Kyle has been a part of Valley Baptist Church his entire life, but became more dedicated during his college years.  Kyle and his wife, Jessica, got married in October of 2014.  Kyle's passion is to teach the Word of God to others.

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Secretary: Joy Newton

Joy has been married to Calvin for 36 years. Their children are 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.

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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.


Intern: Haley Mears
Haley is attending Bakersfield College, pursuing nursing.  She enjoys traveling, spending time with family and friends.

Intern: Grace Prall
Grace is attending Cal State, Bakersfield, pursuing biology.  She enjoys spending time with family and friends.