First Baptist Church
Service at 10:30am or worship with us online


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 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. 

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.
Contact Us:
First Baptist Church
1000 E Johnson St., PO Box 465
Holyoke, CO 80734
Office Phone: (970) 854-2452
To contact Interim Pastor Rick Reitz:
or contact the office:
(970)854-2452, or
To contact Vida Abundante Pastor Ismael Lopez:
Home Phone: (308) 882-4987
Cell Phone: (970) 580-1195
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


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

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
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:
Phone: 720-288-6104
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
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
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.