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


10:30am Sunday Service 
 Sunday School– 9:30a (Some classes have resumed, find more under Adult S.S. Page)
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 teaching10 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.

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:

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:


Contact Us:
Please feel free to come by the church during office hours Monday through Friday between 8am-12pm.
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 secretary , Laura Beth at 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
Alberto Ramos (970) 520-8379
  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
“Dinner for Eight”: If you would like to join a “Dinner for Eight”, or even maybe a few more, and you don’t receive a phone call in the next week or two,  please let Pastor Rick know.  Groups are now forming, and our intent is to miss no one.
Jr Bible Quiz Team starting up in August: Will you consider helping one day a week with practice? Parents: this is a great way for your kids to get in the Word and in the habit of memorizing it and applying it to their lives; for school kids in grades 2nd-5th. All practices will be held at the city park, next to the swimming pool. To start we will practice the 9th & 11th from 3:00-3:45pm and the 16th and 18th at the same time. Then starting on August 23rd the rest of our practices will be from 3:45-4:30; the 23rd, 30th, Sept 7th, Sept 13th, & Sept 20th. Then we will finish with the Jr Bible Quiz Tournament at Camp Machasay on Saturday, September 25th– the exact time will be announced as we get closer. If you have any questions or would like more information please call the office, 854-2452, and leave a message if no one answers. Thank You!
“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, large group and small group discussion.  Don’t miss it. This week: Stewardship
Church Emails: If you would like to receive church emails and prayer requests via email please call the church secretary at 854-2452 to get on the list. 
Worship Team: If you have any desire to come practice with the worship team, we meet on Thursdays at 7pm and Sundays at 8:30am 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 contact the secretary at the office either by phone: 854-2452 or by email:
Contact Information: If you are new or perhaps your contact information has changed and would like to receive information from the church via e-mail, please contact the church or fill out a form in the foyer.

Do you wish to share a prayer request? Please utilize the church website or app to submit prayer requests.

If you have any requests to share, they may be submitted though any computer or mobile device. To submit a request, please visit: 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.
Ministry Update: 
The Children’s Ministry at FBC, lead by Children’s Ministry Coordinator, Sue Cooper had some fun activities and events this summer to help children grow in their knowledge of God and to put their trust in Jesus. As  school is just about ready to start up, children in the community have two exciting opportunities to be excited about: the Jr Bible Quizzing league that is starting August 9th (see more details in the announcement column) and then our annual Root Beer Float Night to help get kiddos excited about BASIC Training starting in October. 
Don’t forget Children’s Church is still going on through the summer; this is a great opportunity for children age Pre-K – 3rd grade to hear God’s word taught in a way that is meaningful to them and easy to remember. We look forward to the opportunity to see your child this summer and speak God’s word into their lives. Hope to see you soon! 
Below are a few photos of the fun that was had during VBS 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. 

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