Our Leadership

Jeremiah Krieger, Senior Pastor
 
In late June 2015, First Baptist Church welcomed Jeremiah Krieger as it’s new pastor. Jeremiah Krieger graduated from Dallas Theological Seminary in Spring 2012 with a Master’s in Theology (ThM) in Pastoral Ministries. He served for over two years as the pastoral intern for Lake Cities Community Church in Rowlett, TX, preaching and teaching God’s word and spearheading strategic outreach events.
 
Jeremiah is passionate about helping the Church apply God’s word and live on mission in their everyday lives. Prior to serving at Lake Cities, Jeremiah and his wife Samantha served in the marriage and outreach ministries at Watermark Community Church in Dallas. Jeremiah and Samantha have four children: John (7), Rebekah (5), and Hannah (3) and William (2).
 
Ismael Lopez, Senior Pastor of Spanish Ministry
 
Ismael and his wife Esmirna have planted a Spanish-speaking church in Holyoke, Colorado. Following their vision of planting seven new churches in northeastern Colorado and southwestern Nebraska, they are planting another new church in Imperial, Nebraska.
 

As part of their ministry, they work with many migrant workers who do not speak English, helping them with legal issues, housing and food distribution, teaching them English as a second language and caring for many other physical, emotional and spiritual needs.

Ismael and Esmirna were married in 1984 and their children are: Eduardo, Keila, Misael, and Abigail.
 

Mark Farnsworth, Deacon

Mark was raised on a ranch near Limon, Colorado. He attended church occasionally but was not saved. Mark met his wife Sheryl in college, and they’ve been married for 36 years. They both accepted Jesus Christ as their Lord and Savior 35 years ago when a young couple took interest in them, spent time with them and let the Lord do his work in Mark and Sheryl. They have two married sons and three granddaughters. The Farnsworths moved to Holyoke 15 years ago when Mark accepted the position as General Manager of Highline Electric Association.
 

Imer Rodriguez, Deacon

Imer was raised in a Christian family. He attended church regularly and became a Christian when he was eight years old. Since then, he has enjoyed a close relationship with the Lord. Imer became a member of First Baptist Church in 2009, where he serves as an usher and deacon in training. He is currently involved in the following ministries at FBC: Vintage worship team, Vida Abundante worship team, Children’s Church on Monday nights, and the Missions Committee.

 
 
Roger Phillips, Deacon
 
Roger is a native Kansan who moved to Colorado at an early age.  He lived most of his childhood in the Thorton, Colorado area.  He and his wife of 50 years, Mona, have two grown sons who live in Georgia.  The field of architectural engineering was where Roger held his professional career but he’d say his strongest area of study is in the Bible.  He’s a life-long student of scripture and feels strongly that it’s the greatest book ever written.  Roger has been involved in ministry at First Baptist in many capacities since moving here to retire.
 
Logan Krueger, Deacon
 
Logan grew up down the road, on a farm outside Amherst, CO. He graduated form Holyoke High School in 2010 and then the University of Nebraska at Kearney with an Agribusiness degree in 2015. Logan became saved at an early age while attending AWANA in Holyoke. He later rededicated his life to the Lord in college where he met his bride, Sara. Logan and Sara became members and were married in April of 2016 at FBC. His livelihood is rooted in Christ and the agricultural sector.

Other Elected Positions

Trustees:
Israel Rodriguez, Ron Koch, Lisa Werts, Aaron Powell, Ivan Wiebke, Chip Letz, Mike Frazier
 
Deaconesses:
Nohemi Hernandez, Margaret Scholl, Sheryl Farnsworth, Ariana Figueroa, Tara Priddy
 
Worship Leaders:
Arlan &Laurie Scholl, Israel Rodriguez, Darci Tomky
 
Church Clerk:
Kim Killin
 
Church Treasurer:
Ivan Wiebke
 
Assistant Church Treasurer:
Barbara Neugebauer
 
Financial Secretary:
Barbara Neugebauer
 
Finance Committee:
Darrell Tomky, Roger Phillips, Aaron Powell, Lisa Werts, Ivan Wiebke, Dave Colver, Rick Haynes

Christian Education Director:

 
Julie Wiebke
 
Children’s Ministry Coordinator:
Jade Goldenstein, Keila Lopez
 
Small Group Ministry Coordinators:
Randy Schafer
 
Head Ushers & Sunday School Records:
Allyn Robinson, Roger Phillips
 
Missions/Evangelism Committee:
 
Sheila Robinson, Jean Clayton, Miriam Bencomo, Mark Werts
 
Women’s Ministry:
Lisa Werts & Olga Conde
 
Nursery Coordinator:
Adam & Laurette Greenman