First Baptist Church

Holyoke, Co

Sunday Service Times:

Sunday School 9:30am
Worship Service 10:30am
Vida Abundante 5:30pm



Sharing Christ & Building Believers

First Baptist Church strives to be a community where, in Christ, we pursue a better way to live, where outsiders seek to belong, and where everyone is equipped and encouraged to fully trust Jesus and serve Him.

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About Us

Sharing Christ & Building Believers
First Baptist Church strives to be a community where, in Christ, 
we pursue a better way to live, where outsiders seek to belong,
and where everyone is equipped and encouraged
to fully trust Jesus and serve Him.


The Purpose of Holyoke First Baptist Church is to glorify God through: Evangelism, Worship, Fellowship, Edification, and Service.
We unashamedly and uncompromisingly strive to be:

Biblically Based – God’s Word is our guide, authority and conscience in everything. We stand firm where Scripture stands firm and remain flexible where it is flexible. It is through the teaching and preaching of God’s Word where we have knowledge of the Gospel, where sinners are convicted, where hearts repent, and where people are moved to serve Jesus Christ (2 Timothy 3:16).

Passionate About Prayer – We believe the attitude and action of prayer is essential to everything we do as individuals and as a corporate body. Nothing of eternal significance or value is ever accomplished apart from prayer. It is through our prayers that we align our hearts to listen to God’s Spirit, we declare the goodness of God, give God thanks, seek forgiveness, find supplication and abide in His presence (Psalm 45:18, Jeremiah 29:11-13, Matthew 6:9-13, Colossians 4:2).

Committed to those far from God- We believe that lost people matter to God; therefore, they matter to us. Jesus came to seek and save the lost and has left us here, in part, to do the same. Our individual lives and corporate efforts will reflect this conviction to pursue the dead churched, de-churched, and unreached in our community and beyond with the love of Jesus Christ and the hope of the Gospel (Matthew 28:18-20; Luke 19:10, Rev. 2-3).

Invested With Our Gifts – We believe that each believer has been employed by the Holy Spirit with at least one spiritual gift and many God given talents in order to serve the body of Christ. Believers are called to be good stewards of the manifold grace of God. Spiritual giftedness and maturity determines where and how a believer serves. We believe excellence honors God and reflects His character. We strive for excellence without compromise in all areas of our ministry and lives. (1 Peter 4:10; Colossians 3:17).

Committed To Community – Belonging to our community requires a commitment to being intentionally involved with others in accountable, encouraging relationships. We believe life-change happens best in the context of abiding relationships that together are pursuing spiritual growth in Jesus Christ. In clusters of caring people, participants share and encourage each other toward spiritual growth. (Hebrews 10:24-25).

Relevant in Ministry – We believe that to be biblical we must be traditional. We also believe that to be effective in our ministry, we must share those traditions in a manner that engages our culture and in a way that they understand. The Bible does not tell us to use only certain styles of music, or to present our message only through words. The Bible does make it clear, however, that we are to find ways to effectively bring the message “into all the world” in order to make disciples. We believe this will require careful scrutiny of everything we do – new practices and old – and a willingness to change when necessary within biblical parameters, in order that we, “by all possible means might save some.” (1 Corinthians 9:22; 2 Thessalonians 2:15, 3:6; Ephesians 4:11-16).

Acts 2:42 And they devoted themselves to the apostles’ teaching and the fellowship, to the
breaking of bread and the prayers. 43 And awe came upon every soul, and many wonders and
signs were being done through the apostles. 44 And all who believed were together and had all
things in common. 45 And they were selling their possessions and belongings and distributing
the proceeds to all, as any had need. 46 And day by day, attending the temple together and
breaking bread in their homes, they received their food with glad and generous hearts, 47
praising God and having favor with all the people. And the Lord added to their number day by
day those who were being saved.


Contact Information

Please feel free to come by the church during office hours Monday through Friday between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m.
First Baptist Church
1000 E Johnson St., PO Box 465
Holyoke, CO 80734
Office Phone: (970) 854-2452
To Contact Pastor Jeremiah Krieger:
Office Phone:  (970) 854-2452
To Contact Pastor Ismael Lopez:
Home Phone: (309) 882-4987
Cell Phone: (970) 580-1195
To Contact the Deacons:
Imer Rodriguez: (970) 520-2064
Mark Farnsworth: (970) 854-5123
Logan Krueger: (970)  854-5567
To Contact the Trustees:
Israel Rodriguez (970) 571-3619 
Ron Koch: (970) 854-4040
Aaron Powell: (970) 854-5178
Lisa Werts: (719) 480-0561
Ivan Wiebke: (970) 854-5361
Chip Leitz: (970) 576-5324
Mike Frazier: (970) 854-3163
For information about our Children’s Ministries:
Contact Jade Goldenstein: (970) 854-6300
For information about our Youth Ministries:
Contact Mike or Micaila Frazier: (719) 648-7469
For information about our Adult Ministries/Small Groups:
Click here to go to our Adult Ministries Page
Para informacion cerca de nuestro Ministerio Espanol/Vida Abundante:  Haga clic aquí para ir a nuestros Ministerios Españoles


8:00am Prayer Time
9:30am Sunday School
10:30am Sunday Service
5:30pm Vida Abundante (Spanish Service)

 Sunday Morning Worship Service

Our Sunday Morning Worship Service at 10:30 a.m. is a great time of fellowship and worship. The music is based upon the great hymns and songs of the faith, and the preaching is from the solid foundation of God’s word. Come join our praise team of choir members and pianists for a great time of worship with us on Sunday morning and a time of refreshing, Biblically solid teaching.

Vida Abundante

On Sunday night at 5:30 p.m. join the Spanish service for guitar-led worship and a beautiful time of fellowship and praise, which carries a latin feel and wonderful Bible-based preaching in Spanish.

Prayer Time

Prayer is the foundation of our strength as Christians. In light of that, we would ask you to join us for prayer Sunday at 8:30 a.m. before our Sunday school begins. Join us for prayer as we worship God and bring our requests before Him.


Audio Teachings


Nov 6, 2016
Guest Speaker: Pastor Ismael Lopez
By: guest
Series: no series
  • Nov 6, 2016Guest Speaker: Pastor Ismael Lopez
    Nov 6, 2016
    Guest Speaker: Pastor Ismael Lopez
    By: guest
    Series: no series
  • Oct 30, 2016Guest Speaker: Pastor Jeremy Woodhouse
    Oct 30, 2016
    Guest Speaker: Pastor Jeremy Woodhouse
    By: guest
    Series: no series
  • Oct 23, 2016Special Message: Deacon Board
    Oct 23, 2016
    Special Message: Deacon Board
    Series: no series
    Pastor Jeremiah was injured in an shooting accident on Saturday afternoon just prior to this recording. He was accidentally shot in the forearm, breaking both bones and shattering the nerve. He was taken by ambulance to Greeley for surgery that evening. He came through surgery well.  This message was delivered at church on Sunday morning by the deacons.
  • Oct 16, 2016Conflict: Preparing for the Journey
    Oct 16, 2016
    Conflict: Preparing for the Journey
    Series: Conflict
  • Oct 9, 2016Conflict: Our Constant Opportunity
    Oct 9, 2016
    Conflict: Our Constant Opportunity
    Series: Conflict
  • Oct 2, 2016Biblical: Listen to the Holy Spirit
    Oct 2, 2016
    Biblical: Listen to the Holy Spirit
    Series: Biblical
  • Sep 25, 2016Biblical: Trust the Son
    Sep 25, 2016
    Biblical: Trust the Son
    Series: Biblical
  • Sep 18, 2016Biblical: Praise the Father
    Sep 18, 2016
    Biblical: Praise the Father
    Series: Biblical
  • Sep 11, 2016Biblical: What’s So Amazing about the Trinity
    Sep 11, 2016
    Biblical: What’s So Amazing about the Trinity
    Series: Biblical
  • Sep 6, 2016Biblical: The Bible
    Sep 6, 2016
    Biblical: The Bible
    Series: Biblical
    The Bible: Inspiration, Inerrancy, and Authority and Why it Matters
  • Aug 28, 2016Finding Financial Peace
    Aug 28, 2016
    Finding Financial Peace
    Series: no series
  • Aug 14, 2016Living at the Lake
    Aug 14, 2016
    Living at the Lake
  • Aug 7, 2016Bucket List: Places to Go, People to See, and Things to Do before Summer Ends
    Aug 7, 2016
    Bucket List: Places to Go, People to See, and Things to Do before Summer Ends
    Link to video attached
  • Jul 31, 2016We Give Thanks
    Jul 31, 2016
    We Give Thanks
    Link to video attached
  • Jul 17, 2016Finding Peace by Choosing Joy
    Jul 17, 2016
    Finding Peace by Choosing Joy

FBC will be having a family night starting March 23 for six weeks from 6:00 – 8:00p.m.  On Friday, March 30th we will be having a Good Friday Service & potluck.

There will be a Red Cross blood drive held here at the church on May 1st from 9:45a.m. – 6:00p.m. For more information, please contact Sara Krueger at (308) 201-0519 or by e-mail,

AWAKEN Ministry – Desire to see a deep spiritual change in Holyoke? Do you recognize the spiritual battle being fought for this town? Come join us in corporate prayer at FBC every other Thursday from 6-7:30p.m. Our next meeting will be on March 1st. We will be praying over the town, community, and church as a unified body of believers. Contact Mike Frazier 719-648-7469 for more info/dates! Matt 18:20

The Financial Peace University class begins on March 4th and continues every Sunday evening (skipping Easter) from 6:30 – 8:00 p.m. for nine weeks. Contact Logan or Sara Krueger for more details and to register at (970) 520-5567 or or you can register online at Childcare will be provided most nights.

Re:generation Recovery ministry has launched and meets Wednesdays at 6:00 p.m. at the Highline Community Room. Please contact Sheryl Farnsworth if you’re interested in joining this group or for more information: 970-520-6213
Youth Challenge is hosting Archery Nights at Camp Machasay. The dates for the event are February 4th & 18th, and March 4th from 3-6 p.m. There is a $5 per night donation to help with equipment costs. The fun includes: open and competitive shooting-indoors, families welcome, bring your bow or borrow ours. For more information please call Mike Frazier at (719) 648-7469.
AWANA meetings are held Wednesday nights from 6:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. During inclement weather, Awana follows the school schedule. Please continue to pray for this ministry, for our leaders, and new families.
Submit your prayer requests online. You can now go online and submit prayer requests. If you would like prayer, as an additional option to calling the church office or sending email, you may visit

Monthly Newsletter



An Eternal Perspective

Some time ago I read an article in Kindred Spirit magazine. As I read the
article, my eyes were constantly drawn from the article to a photograph in
the bottom right hand corner of the page. It was a picture of a mom tossing
her little girl into the air. It was a great picture of the love and joy
that passes between a mom and her young daughter.

However, as I looked more closely at the picture, I could vaguely make out
a mountain range in the
background. As I looked further I discovered …


Rocking the Roles

Shortly before Steve Jobs died, he asked a rhetorical question, “Why were
we able to build the I Pad and other companies could not?” His response was
something along this line. “It is because we have a work climate that
allows people to be creative and successful. Other companies do not!” This
was a profound statement and a profound insight.

The same question could be asked of churches. Why do so many churches
struggle while others thrive. In many cases the answer to the question …


Isolated or insulated?

*Evidencing the Reality of Jesus Christ in Us to the World *Rick Warren in
the 40 Days of Purpose speaks to the difference of being isolated or
insulated. Rick gave a great illustration of what it means to be insulated.
Rick loves to eat swordfish. Swordfish live in the ocean. The ocean is
salty. Yet, when he eats swordfish, he has to salt it before he eats it.
Why doesn’t the sword fish taste salty? Because the swordfish is insulated
from the salt. This is the principle of insulation …


Life Fulfilled

*Evidencing the Reality of Jesus Christ in Us to the World*

It’s New Year’s Resolution time. I’ve never been much on resolutions.
However, I would like to challenge us to continue to live out our vision:

To connect intimately with God
To connect deeply with one another
To connect intentionally with those who need Jesus Christ.

When all the dust has settled after our lives are over, the question will
not be, “Who has the most toys,” but, “Who knows the Lord and who has
served …


Oh Come Let Us Adore…Me? (Not Really)

*Evidencing the Reality of Jesus Christ in Us to the World*

Some years ago a friend called us after Christmas. She asked, “What can I
do with my kids? They are so greedy and thankless. This year when we opened
presents, the kids, who were completely surrounded by a mountain of “stuff”
and an avalanche of wrapping paper, looked up and said, ‘Is that all?’”

These kids exhibited a character trait that affects all of us from time to
time. We often think the world revolves around us. …


Thanksgiving: An Acceptable Sacrifice to God

Thanksgiving—a wonderful concept that finds its roots, not with the
pilgrims, but in the Scriptures. Thanksgiving is a natural consequence of
our relationship with God! Included below are several passages that give
reasons we should be thankful. Ponder the truths of these passages and
respond appropriately.

Psalm 50 teaches us that we cannot truly offer the LORD anything that He
already possesses. The cattle of the field, the birds of the mountains, and
the goats of the fold all belon …


In the World, but not of the World

The Christian life is full of tensions and the need to reconcile seemingly
contrary truths. There are many theological tensions—things we cannot
grasp, yet key doctrines we must accept by faith! These would include, for
example, an understanding of the Trinity or the relationship between the
sovereignty of God and human free will. There are other tensions that
relate to our Christian living. One such tension is the concept of being
“in the world, but not being of the world.” The Lo …


Congregational Care

*Monday Morning Meltdown *

It’s Monday morning. The pastor slips into his study . . . broken, defeated
and exhausted. He sits down at his desk and stares into space. What could
possibly have gone wrong? He loves the Lord and wants to serve Him by
serving God’s people. He has served and has given freely of himself.
However, no matter how much effort he exerts, no matter how many things he
accomplishes, it’s never enough. On Sunday morning, one of the families in
the church critici …


Contending for the Faith

We live in a day when it is fashionable to attack the Scriptures, the
nature of God and Christianity. In the middle of all of these assaults,
there is rising a group known as “new atheists.” They are gaining the
attention of many in our society who do not understand the fundamentals of
the Gospel.

What separates these new atheists from old atheists is what is called
“objective morality.” Craig Hazen, director of Biola’s Christian
apologetics program, in the Spring 11 edition o …


More of Him, Less of Me

*Evidencing the Reality of Jesus Christ in Us*

Near the end of John the Baptist’s life, he was confronted by some of the
Jews who asked him why Jesus and His disciples were baptizing more people
than John and his followers. John gave an amazingly succinct and insightful
response to their query, “He must increase, but I must decrease.” In one
statement John nailed the whole of Christian growth! Life is not about us,
it is about Him and about His work in us. The Apostle Paul, followi …


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Church Information

Please feel free to come by the church during office hours
8am-4pm Monday-Friday
PO Box 465
Holyoke, CO 80734
Physical Address:
1000 E. Johnson St.
Holyoke, CO 80734

Office Phone: (970) 854-2452

To Contact Pastor Jeremiah Krieger:
Office Phone: (970) 854-2452
To Contact Pastor Ismael Lopez:
Home Phone: (309) 882-4987
Cell Phone: (970) 580-1195

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