Pastor Mike Newburger | Preaching & Pastoral Care

Pastor Mike Newburger is from Maryland and began ministering in New York City in 2010. He is a graduate of Heartland Baptist Bible College in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. After interning with the Open Door Bible Baptist Church of Astoria, he was sent to start a church in Greenpoint, Brooklyn. After seeing and learning about the many closing churches in Greenpoint, Mike began to ask the Lord to lead in rescuing of one of these historic buildings. In 2015, the Union Baptist Church invited Pastor Mike Newburger and Pastor Pete Montoro to fill the leadership of the church and start the church on a course towards restoration and revival. He and his wife, Kelly, reside in Greenpoint with their three children. 


Pastor Pete Montoro | Administration & Building Renovation

Pastor Pete Montoro has ministered in New York City for 25 years as the founder and pastor of the Open Door Bible Baptist Church of Astoria, Queens. In 1997, the church purchased what came to be called, "The Miracle on 35th Street." Pastor Montoro uses his many years of experience in NYC buildings to lead the restoration efforts at Union Baptist Church. He and his wife, Julia, reside in Astoria with six of their twelve children.