First Baptist Church
Gather With Us:
1000 E. Johnson St. Holyoke, CO 80734 | 970-854-2452
Sunday School: On Summer break | Worship 9:30a | 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

 

Aug 18, 2019
The Unsurpassable Wisdom of Christ: Matthew 22:15-46
Series: Matthew
August 18, 2019
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  • 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
  • Aug 4, 2019Exodus 17: 8-15
    Aug 4, 2019
    Exodus 17: 8-15
    Series: no series
    August 4, 2019
  • Jul 28, 20196 Effects of Unbelief: Mark 8:14-21
    Jul 28, 2019
    6 Effects of Unbelief: Mark 8:14-21
    Series: no series
    July 28, 2019
  • Jul 21, 2019Mephibosheth: From the Margins to the Mansion
    Jul 21, 2019
    Mephibosheth: From the Margins to the Mansion
    Series: Matthew
    July 21, 2019
  • Jul 14, 2019Faith That Works: Matthew 21: 18-22
    Jul 14, 2019
    Faith That Works: Matthew 21: 18-22
    Series: Matthew
    "7.14.19 for July 14, 2019".
  • Jul 7, 2019What Caused Jesus to Lose His Marbles at the Fair? Matthew 21:12-17
    Jul 7, 2019
    What Caused Jesus to Lose His Marbles at the Fair? Matthew 21:12-17
    Series: Matthew
    July 7, 2019
  • Jun 30, 2019Faith in Jesus that Has a Bite to It: Matthew 20: 29-34
    Jun 30, 2019
    Faith in Jesus that Has a Bite to It: Matthew 20: 29-34
    Series: Matthew
    June 30, 2019".
  • Jun 23, 2019How to Get the Seat of Honor: Matthew 20:17-28
    Jun 23, 2019
    How to Get the Seat of Honor: Matthew 20:17-28
    Series: Matthew
    June 23, 2019
  • Jun 16, 2019The Surprising Estate of the Pauper and the King: Matthew 19:30-20:16
    Jun 16, 2019
    The Surprising Estate of the Pauper and the King: Matthew 19:30-20:16
    Series: Matthew
    June 16, 2019
  • Jun 9, 2019Making Your Ever After Happy: Matthew 19:16-30
    Jun 9, 2019
    Making Your Ever After Happy: Matthew 19:16-30
    Series: Matthew
    June 9, 2019
  • Jun 2, 2019Bless the Children: Matthew 19:13-15
    Jun 2, 2019
    Bless the Children: Matthew 19:13-15
    Series: Matthew
    June 2, 2019
  • May 26, 2019Relentless Love: Matthew 19:1-12
    May 26, 2019
    Relentless Love: Matthew 19:1-12
    Series: Matthew
    May 26, 2019
  • May 19, 2019Lord of the Ring: When the Gloves Come Off – Matthew 18:21-35
    May 19, 2019
    Lord of the Ring: When the Gloves Come Off – Matthew 18:21-35
    Series: Matthew
    May 19, 2019
  • May 12, 2019Make Mom Great Again: Exemplifying Mom as a Model for Church Ministry – 1 Thessalonians 2:7b-12
    May 12, 2019
    Make Mom Great Again: Exemplifying Mom as a Model for Church Ministry – 1 Thessalonians 2:7b-12
    Series: no series
    May 12, 2019
Move-Up Sunday School Ceremony, August 25th:
If your child is going into Preschool, Kindergarten, or 3rd Grade this year and will join a new Children’s Sunday School class, there will be a short recognition during service for these children. Please let the office know if you have a child who is moving up in Sunday School.
 
Sunday School Starting August 25th: Don’t forget to set your clocks back one hour on the night of Saturday, August 24th so you can be sure to join us for Sunday School at 9:30 Sunday morning.
 
August 18th & 25th: New Members Classes will be held for those wishing to become a member of First Baptist Church of Holyoke. A meal will be provided. Please contact the office, 854-2452,  for more information.
 
August 19th & 28th: Ladies, starting on Monday August 19th there will be a group of ladies who will meet at the HS Track at 6:00am and walk around both schools praying for the school week for the children and teachers.Then, starting on Wednesday August 28th there will be a study held at Laura Beth Schroetlin’s home from 9:30-11am to go through the book, The Power of a Praying Parent. You do not to be a mom to attend the study, just a woman passionate about praying for the children in your life. For more information, contact Laura Beth Schroetlin.
 
September 8th Pig Roast: There will be a pig roast as we celebrate baptism, communion and present new members at FBC. If you need to be baptized or wish to join FBC, please fill out the attached form on the back side of this worship guide and drop it in the offering plate or offering box. Please bring a side to share. Meat and drinks will be provided. 
 

Nursing Home Service September 8th: There will be a Service at Regent Park at 2:00pm Sunday, September 8th for anyone who wishes to attend.

 
 
2019 Camp for FBC: This year FBC will partner with Camp Machasay to send our kids to camp. Please contact the office to register. Kid’s camp fee is now $50. Kids who completed their AWANA books will receive 100% scholarship to go to a camp. Scholarships will be available in hardship situations. For camp schedules please see Camp Machasay’s camp schedule or visit www.youthchallenge.us
 
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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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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Consumed by People Pleasing

February 2019
Samantha Krieger
 
Consumed by People Pleasing? Live for This “Yes” Instead.
 
Recently, a friend who I admire, and respect asked about my interest in helping with a project. After we talked a bit, I knew i …

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Running Together

January 2019
Jeremiah Krieger
 
Col. 3:12 Put on then, as God’s chosen ones, holy and beloved, compassionate hearts, kindness, humility, meekness, and patience, 13 bearing with one another and, if one has a complaint against another, forgiving each other; as the Lord has forgiven you, so you also must forgive. 14 And above a …

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5 Areas to Overspend On Christmas and Not Feel Guilty

December 2018
Jeremiah Krieger
 
This year has already been different for our family as Christmas season has kicked off. Usually, we have a good chunk of our gifts purchased by now, and the lights are hung on the house. None of that has started yet. It will eventually get done though.
 
The Saturday after …

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Enjoying the Blessing That Belongs to You

November 2018
Jeremiah Krieger
 
“So Joshua said to the people of Israel, “How long will you put off going in to take possession of the land, which the LORD, the God of your fathers, has given you?” (Joshua 18:3 ESV)
https://accordance.bible/link/read/ESVS#Josh._18:3
 

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