First Baptist Church
Gather With Us:
1000 E. Johnson St. Holyoke, CO 80734 | 970-854-2452
Sunday School: 9:30a | Worship 10:30a | Vida Abundante 5:30p

About Us

OUR MISSION 
Sharing Christ & Building Believers
 
OUR VISION
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.
 
OUR PURPOSE

 

 

 

The Purpose of Holyoke First Baptist Church is to glorify God through: Evangelism, Worship, Fellowship, Edification, and Service.
 
OUR CORE VALUES
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
Email: info@holyokefbc.com
 
To Contact Pastor Jeremiah Krieger:
Office Phone:  (970) 854-2452
Email:  pastor@holyokefbc.com
 
To Contact Pastor Ismael Lopez:
Home Phone: (308) 882-4987
Cell Phone: (970) 580-1195
Email: aida@chase3000.com
 
To Contact the Deacons:
Imer Rodriguez: (970) 520-2064
Logan Krueger: (970)  854-5567
Mike Frazier: (719) 648-7469
Mark Werts: (970) 854-2452
 
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
Mike Frazier: (970) 854-3163
Jason Frost: (970) 580-3360
Erik Robledo (970) 580-4728
Alberto Ramos (970) 520-8379
Brant Sisseck (970) 520-0877
 
  For information about our Children’s Ministries: Contact Ron Lock: (970) 580-3054
 
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
 
 

Recent Sermons

 

Dec 8, 2019
The Odd Wrapping that Covered the Most Incredible Gift: Matthew 27:51-66
Series: Matthew
December 8, 2019
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  • Dec 8, 2019The Odd Wrapping that Covered the Most Incredible Gift: Matthew 27:51-66
    Dec 8, 2019
    The Odd Wrapping that Covered the Most Incredible Gift: Matthew 27:51-66
    Series: Matthew
    December 8, 2019
  • Nov 24, 2019The Incomprehensible Love of Christ, Part 5: Matthew 26: 47-27:56
    Nov 24, 2019
    The Incomprehensible Love of Christ, Part 5: Matthew 26: 47-27:56
    Series: Matthew
    November 24, 2019
  • Nov 17, 2019The Incomprehensible Love of Christ, Part 4: Matthew 26:36-46
    Nov 17, 2019
    The Incomprehensible Love of Christ, Part 4: Matthew 26:36-46
    Series: Matthew
    November 17, 2019".
  • Nov 10, 2019The Incomprehensible Love of Christ, Part 3: Matthew 26:30-35
    Nov 10, 2019
    The Incomprehensible Love of Christ, Part 3: Matthew 26:30-35
    Series: Matthew
    Novermber 10, 2019
  • Nov 3, 2019The Incomprehensible Love of Christ, Part Two: Matthew 26:14-29
    Nov 3, 2019
    The Incomprehensible Love of Christ, Part Two: Matthew 26:14-29
    Series: Matthew
    November 3, 2019
  • Oct 27, 2019How to Better Serve Jesus: Matthew 26: 6-13
    Oct 27, 2019
    How to Better Serve Jesus: Matthew 26: 6-13
    Series: Matthew
    October 27, 2019
  • Oct 20, 2019The Incomprehensible Love of Christ: Matthew 26: 1-5
    Oct 20, 2019
    The Incomprehensible Love of Christ: Matthew 26: 1-5
    Series: Matthew
    October 20, 2019
  • Oct 13, 2019The Apocalypse: Two Big Questions that Jesus answers for your benefit; Part Five: Matthew 24:1-25:46
    Oct 13, 2019
    The Apocalypse: Two Big Questions that Jesus answers for your benefit; Part Five: Matthew 24:1-25:46
    Series: Matthew
    October 13, 2019
  • Oct 6, 2019The Apocalypse: Two Big Questions that Jesus answers for your benefit; Part Four: Matthew 24:1-25:46
    Oct 6, 2019
    The Apocalypse: Two Big Questions that Jesus answers for your benefit; Part Four: Matthew 24:1-25:46
    Series: Matthew
    October 6, 2019
  • Sep 22, 2019The Apocalypse: Two Big Questions that Jesus Answers to for Your Benefit, Part 3: Matthew 24:1-25:46
    Sep 22, 2019
    The Apocalypse: Two Big Questions that Jesus Answers to for Your Benefit, Part 3: Matthew 24:1-25:46
    Series: Matthew
    September 22, 2019
  • Sep 15, 2019The Apocalypse: Two Big Questions that Jesus answers for your benefit; Part Two: Matthew 24:1-25:46
    Sep 15, 2019
    The Apocalypse: Two Big Questions that Jesus answers for your benefit; Part Two: Matthew 24:1-25:46
    Series: Matthew
    September 15, 2019
  • Sep 1, 2019The Apocalypse: Two Big Questions that Jesus Answers to Your Benefit: Matthew 24:1-25:46
    Sep 1, 2019
    The Apocalypse: Two Big Questions that Jesus Answers to Your Benefit: Matthew 24:1-25:46
    Series: Matthew
    September 1, 2019
  • Aug 25, 2019The Battle for Spiritual Vitality: Matthew 23: 1-39
    Aug 25, 2019
    The Battle for Spiritual Vitality: Matthew 23: 1-39
    Series: Matthew
    August 25, 2019
  • Aug 18, 2019The Unsurpassable Wisdom of Christ: Matthew 22:15-46
    Aug 18, 2019
    The Unsurpassable Wisdom of Christ: Matthew 22:15-46
    Series: Matthew
    August 18, 2019
  • Aug 11, 2019Where to Look When There is Spiritual Failure: Matthew 21:23-22:15
    Aug 11, 2019
    Where to Look When There is Spiritual Failure: Matthew 21:23-22:15
    Series: Matthew
    August 11, 2019
Wednesday nights have changed to a new program!
B.A.S.I.C. Training Youth Nites will be Wed nights from 6:30-8pm. Registration is still open. You may call the church for more information, 854-2452. The Youth Nites for December are the 4th, 11th and 18th. Youth Nites will take a break during school vacation and will start back up on January 8th.  
 
The Tuesday Morning Ladies’ Bible Study led by Sue Cooper will begin a short Christmas study on December 3rd and meet on the 10th and 17th. Then we will launch the New Year in a Beth Moore study, “Beloved One” on Tuesday, January 7th. Please consider joining us. We meet at FBC from 9:30-11:30am on Tuesday mornings. 
 
Christmas Eve Service: For the Christmas Eve service we will now be partnering with other local churches in our area to have a community Christmas Eve service from 5:30pm-6:30pm at the High School Auditorium. Please invite your family and friends. It will be a special evening of worship and a Gospel message as we celebrate Christ’s birth together. If you wish to participate with leading the praise time for the service, please contact the office for information regarding practice times and locations. 
 
Financial Peace University Classes: Starting back up on January 20th, FPU classes will be offered on Monday evenings from 6-8:00pm. The class will run for 9 weeks. If you are interested in hearing more details or would like to sign up for the class, please call the church office: 854-2452
 
The Hope Uganda team is looking for a member at FBC to volunteer to fill the position of HopeChest Partnership Leader. A job description has been posted on the welcome cart and online at https://www.holyokefbc.com/hope-uganda for members to view and prayerfully consider. If you are interested please contact Pastor Jeremiah.
 
Wera, Uganda Trip: If you’re interested in participating in a mission trip to Wera Uganda to visit your sponsored child, please email your interest to Janice Manlove from our partner church in Hera, Oklahoma at:janman_99_2000@yahoo.com for details on how to sign up.
 
Upcoming Mission Trip: Jerry and Sue Cooper will be traveling down to Mexico over Christmas break to build a house for a family and to completely furnish it for the family before they leave. If you would like to hear more details about their trip and about the different ways you can help support them, please call the office, 854-2452
 
Ladies with Secret Sisters: please use the month of December as a time to reveal your identity to your secret sister.
 
Adopt-A-Family: If you would like to bless a family this Christmas season with a box of food, clothes and gifts, please call the Lutheran Church office, 854-2615 by Wednesday, December 11th to adopt-a-family and receive more information.
 
Do you wish to share a prayer request? Please utilize the church website or app to submit prayer requests.
Submitting your requests online will help keep the information accurate and ensure that it is sent out to the right people. It will help us to be more efficient in getting the needs out to the congregation too. If you have any requests to share, they may be submitted though any computer or mobile device. To submit a request, please visit: http://www.holyokefbc.com/prayer. All requests will immediately go to the pastor, all the deacons, and the church secretary. The requests will then be shared with the prayer chain. If you have any questions about how to submit requests online, please let pastor know or any of the deacons or the church secretary. We will be happy to help.
 
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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 holyokefbc.com/prayer
 
 
 
 

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Gratitude

“For it is all for your sake, so that as grace extends to more and more people it may increase thanksgiving, to the glory of God.”
2 Corinthians 4:15
 
When we remodeled our home, one of the most valuable tools I used was a reciprocating saw. The back and forth motion of the blade was exceptionally useful and efficient in cutting through wood, screws and nails that needed to be removed in …

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The Pathway to Peace

2Tim. 2:8, “Remember Jesus Christ, raised from the dead…”
 
 
It’s funny how quickly we can forget who Christ is and what we are called to do. Funny as in strange. In the heat of the moment, we can abandon the example of Jesus and our purpose in life and responsibility to one another. The Gospel itself is about conflict resolution (well, for that matter, the entire Bible is as well). Not only is the Gospel about bridging the gap that our sin caused between us and God, but it also fleshes out in our relationships with one another.
 
Sometimes we might have expectations that conflict shouldn’t exist, but actually conflict is a normal part of life that we experience because of the brokenness of sin. We should expect conflict at times in life, whether it is with our spouse, children or coworkers. It should not catch us by surprise.

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Mission First

2 Timothy 2:4 
4 “No soldier gets entangled in civilian pursuits, since his aim is to please the one who enlisted him.”
 
In recent years a head coach divorced his wife of 26 years when he left coaching a college team to become head coach in the National Football League. He said he needed a wife while coaching on the college level for social functions and to show families that he would be looking out for their sons. In pro football, however, she was an unnecessary accouterment and a distraction to winning. He said winning football was his number one priority and his two sons second. How tragic! This coach clearly didn’t know how to prioritize his life.
 
In contrast to this, Tom Landry, former coach of the Dallas cowboys said, “The thrill of knowing Jesus is the greatest thing that ever happened to me … I think God has put me in a very special place, and He expects me to use it to His glory in everything I do … whether coaching football or talking to the press, I’m always a Christian … Christ is first, family second and football third.”

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A Simple Faith

Where You Can Devote 3 Hours That Will Make The Greatest Impact In Your Life And Our Church
 
Do you ever find yourself getting confused trying to figure out just what God wants from you when you decide to follow Jesus? Have you ever felt overwhelmed or exhausted with Church life? Do you ever feel guilty because you don’t feel like you are doing enough, even when you are doing so much for Jesus?
 
If you answered “yes” to these questions, then chances are you might be making your walk with Jesus more complicated than it needs to be. When Jesus bids us to come to Him, he is not asking for an open ended commitment to leading and building church programs. He is asking us for something far greater: to be fully devoted to Him

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The Need for Following Up

Acts 15:36, “And after some days Paul said to Barnabas, “Let us return and visit the brothers in every city where we proclaimed the word of the Lord, and see how they are.”
 
A couple years ago, something quite amazing happened. William kept coming up to me and begging me to take his training wheels off his bike. I would consistently respond, “You are too young William. Maybe when you get a little older.”
 
William never liked my response, but finally one day he wore me down. “Daddy, can you take my training wheels off please? I want to ride without them.” For some reason I was feeling up to it, and immediately after I removed the training wheels, William grabbed his bike with a huge smile and got on.

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How to Minister to Someone Caught in Sin

July 2019
Jeremiah Krieger
Gal. 6:1 Brothers, if anyone is caught in any transgression, you who are spiritual should restore him in a spirit of gentleness. Keep watch on yourself, lest you too be tempted.
 
Several years ago, I served in a ministry where a friend made a poor decision that hurt a lot of people. An infelicitous moment where his emotions got the best of him resulted in people who were hurt. Others were disappointed. He eventually lost his job. Nobody wants to fail. It is humiliating. Yet, nobody wants to see people we love make poor decisions. It is disheartening. We want those we love to succeed in making right choices. But just because we accept Christ as our Savior doesn’t make us immune from sin. It doesn’t insulate us from stupidity. It doesn’t protect us from rash decisions. Moments like these can happen to the best of us, and when they happen how we respond is crucial.

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How to Strengthen Our Faith

June 2019
Jeremiah Krieger
 
Hebrews 12:1, “let us run with endurance the race that is set before us,”
 
Running is one of my least favorite activities in the world. In fact, I know that I am highly allergic to running. Every time I do it, my face turns red; I sweat profusely, and I have a hard time breathing. In th …

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How to Fight Against Sin When We Don’t Get Along

Matthew 18:15-16
 
May 2019
Jeremiah Krieger
 
All the kids were sitting there on the couch, perfectly lined up.
 
“What do you want, daddy?”
 
“Your mommy and I are going to take a trip and Mema and Bebah are going to be here to watch you while we are gone. We nee …

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The Kingdom Harvest Machine

April 2019
Jeremiah Krieger
 
Matthew 28:19-20, “19 Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, 20 teaching them to observe all that I have commanded you. And behol …

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A Trade You Will Love

March 2019
Jeremiah Krieger
 
Back in the summer of 2003, I found myself driving through Richmond, Virginia when I saw a sale sign for a car dealer. The green paint had faded on my 1997 Pontiac Bonneville and the clear coat was chipping away. The headliner inside the car had detached from summer heat and hung down so that it brushed against the top of m …

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