First Baptist Church
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Services

Sunday
10:30am Sunday Service 
 Sunday School– 9:30am
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 both the great hymns and songs of the faith as well as more contemporary worship songs, 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 meets on Sunday nights 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.

 
Sunday Evening Worship Service
 
Vida Abundante meets on Sunday nights 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.
Senior Pastor Job Listing 

To: Prospective Pastoral Candidates

From: Holyoke First Baptist Church Pastor Search Committee

1000 E. Johnson St., P.O. Box 465

Holyoke., CO 80734

Church Phone: (970) 854-2452

Pastor Search Committee Email: holyokefbcsearchteam@gmail.com

Compensation Package: $50,000-$60,000

 

Date: June 10, 2021

Holyoke First Baptist Church is announcing our search for a new pastor.  This link has one item for your review, the Church and Community Profile. 

We would like to thank you for considering our church as a place to minister the hope of Jesus Christ.  Such a decision requires both parties to be seeking God and the leading of His Holy Spirit.  Prayer must be the foundation for any decision we make to partner in this exciting adventure.

Our mission is “Sharing Christ & Building Believers”.  Our vision is “ 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”.  We are looking for a pastoral candidate that can embrace our mission and vision.

We are located on the eastern plains of Colorado.  As a small agricultural community, we call to God for our very livelihoods as we plant the seed, watch it grow, and reap the harvest.  Our trust is in Him.  We are looking for a pastor that has an understanding of the land and is willing to lead us as we seek to touch the world around us.  The fields are ripe for harvest.  We need a leader to manage the harvest.

While the majority of our residents are Caucasian, we have a growing Hispanic population that is also an integral part of our body.  They participate primarily in the Sunday night service led by our Hispanic Pastor, Ismael Lopez.  We look for ways to bridge the gaps and fellowship together.  Our new pastor must have a desire to cultivate and grow that relationship.  We are blessed with a new church building, but much more than that, the vision to reach our community and beyond.  We seek a shepherd who can help us show God to the world in what we say and do.

If you believe God is preparing your heart for a ministry in this place, we welcome that discussion.  We recognize that God will lead us in recognizing whether we are to be a team together.  Please reach out to us by email with a copy of your resume if you believe you may be a fit for our church: holyokefbcsearchteam@gmail.com.

 

Contact Us:
 
First Baptist Church
1000 E Johnson St., PO Box 465
Holyoke, CO 80734
Office Phone: (970) 854-2452
Email: info@holyokefbc.com
 
To contact Interim Pastor Rick Reitz:
rick.reitz@gmail.com
or contact the office:
(970)854-2452, or info@holyokefbc.com
To contact Vida Abundante Pastor Ismael Lopez:
Home Phone: (308) 882-4987
Cell Phone: (970) 580-1195
Email: lopezvida007@gmail.com
 
 
To Contact the Deacons:
Rick Haynes: (970) 520-2004
Harry Kinner: (719) 659-2484
Troy Killin:  (970)580-4586
Imer Rodriguez: (970) 580-2985
Ivan Wiebke: (970) 580-8147
 
To Contact the Trustees:
Israel Rodriguez : (970) 571-3619 
Ron Koch: (970) 854-4040
Aaron Powell: (970) 854-5178
Curt Schroetlin: (970) 466-1228
Jason Frost: (970) 580-3360
Erik Robledo (970) 580-4728
 
 For information about our Children’s Ministries: Contact Sue Cooper: (970) 581-9893
 
For information about our Adult Ministries/Small Groups:
Click here to go to our Adult Ministries Page
 
 

Missions 

Except for Hope Uganda, each of the Missionaries listed below has or will have soon, a link to view their latest prayer update and letter. This page is currently under construction so thank you for your patience. 
         
Ismael & Esmirna Lopez, Missions Door
 
Location: Holyoke, CO, USA
 
Ministry:  Ismael and 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.
 
Contact Info:

Gary & Laurie Scheer, World Venture

Location: Rwanda, Africa
 
Ministry: The Scheers work in Rwanda with the local churches and focus on training the local pastors and leadership.
The Scheers have will retire from World Venture at the end of July however they will still volunteer and train new recruits for World Venture work. For more info and prayer updates, please click on the link below: 
 
 
Contact Info:
Tim & Joy Butler, Youth for Christ
 
Location: Denver, CO, USA
 
Ministry: Tim works for Youth for Christ in Denver focusing mostly on youth in the youth prison system.
For more information about this ministry and to learn more about the work Tim does, please visit the page “Youth for Christ: Tim and Joy Butler.”
 
Contact Info:
Phone: 303.843.0370
 
 
Rick & Sonja Cleaver, Youth Challenge        
Mike & Micaila Frazier, Youth Challenge
 
Location: Serving Northeastern Colorado
 
Ministry: The Cleavers split their time working at Camp Machasay and working in their local church, as well as with Bible quizzing teams in northeast Colorado.
 
Contact Info:
Phone: 970-520-3315
Website: www.yci.cc

Randy & Marlene Green, Mission Mobilization International

Location: Based in Colorado Springs, CO while taking trip throughout the years to Mexico and South America

Ministry: The purpose of Mission Mobilization International is to reach government officials, military, police, and firefighters with the gospel. They accomplish this by offering many practical seminars dealing with stress, family, leadership, and ethics, during which they have opportunities to share the gospel and see many saved.

Contact Info:
Phone: 719.761.6258
Email: randygreen527@aol.com
Tim & Janet Hall, World Venture
 
Location: Rome, Italy
 
Ministry: The Halls work training church leaders in Italy and also serving with the European Ministry Leadership Team in Eastern Europe.
 
Contact Info:
Website: https://www.worldventure.com/sslpage.aspx?pid=731
Phone: 720-288-6104
Email: t2j3hall@msn.com; janethall710@msn.com
HOPE Uganda (Helping Other People Engage Uganda)
 
Location: Wera, Uganda
 
Ministry: The FBC joined hands with Children’s HopeChest to provide support for the village of Wera, Uganda, through sponsoring children and helping fund projects. Though FBC has stopped sending groups of volunteers to Wera on Mission’s Trips, many individuals and families in the church body continue to faithfully support and sponsor children. 
This is a community to community model of helping vulnerable people groups to gain their dignity and sustainability back due to circumstances beyond their control. James 1:27.
 
Contact Info:
Church Office: (970) 854-2452
Email: info@holyokefbc.com
First Baptist Church Holyoke also supports the general funds of Rocky Mountain Church Network
BASIC Training is for kids age 4 through 6th grade on Wednesday evenings from 6:30-8:00 at the church. Come check out the games, music, lesson, group time, snacks and more! 
 
The “Believe” adult Sunday school class continues. In this video-based study from bestselling author and pastor Randy Frazee, participants will experience a transformative journey through the Bible by exploring the essential beliefs, practices, and virtues that every Christian needs to know. Grab a cup of coffee and pull up a chair around a table for a study that will utilize video and  large group and small group discussion.  Don’t miss it!
 
Ladies are invited to come study the Bible together at FBC. Sue Cooper (970-581-9893) is leading a study on Tuesday mornings at 9:30, and Julie Kinner (719-248-4596) is leading a study on Tuesday evenings at 6:00.
 
If you have any desire to come practice with the worship team, we meet on Thursdays at 7 p.m. and Sundays at 8:30 a.m. to practice. We would love for you to join us!
 
If you have a prayer request and would like the church body to be lifting you up in prayer, please email info@holyokefbc.com.
 
If you are new or perhaps your contact information has changed and you would like to receive information from the church via email, please contact the church or fill out a form in the foyer.
 
 
 
 
Below are a few photos of the fun that was had during VBS 2021 here at FBC! The theme of the week was that “Jesus’s Power will pull us through” and  “We are trusting Jesus” It was a great time of fellowship and worshipping God and His goodness to us.