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

 

May 5, 2019
Lord of the Ring (Round 2): How to Fight Against Sin When We Don’t Get Along – Matthew 18:15-20
Series: Matthew
May 5, 2019
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  • May 5, 2019Lord of the Ring (Round 2): How to Fight Against Sin When We Don’t Get Along – Matthew 18:15-20
    May 5, 2019
    Lord of the Ring (Round 2): How to Fight Against Sin When We Don’t Get Along – Matthew 18:15-20
    Series: Matthew
    May 5, 2019
  • Apr 28, 2019Lord of the Ring: How to Fight Against Sin When We Don’t Get Along – Matthew 18:15-20
    Apr 28, 2019
    Lord of the Ring: How to Fight Against Sin When We Don’t Get Along – Matthew 18:15-20
    Series: Matthew
    Apr 28, 2019
  • Apr 21, 2019What Was Discovered at Jesus’ Tomb on Easter Sunday? Matthew 28:1-10
    Apr 21, 2019
    What Was Discovered at Jesus’ Tomb on Easter Sunday? Matthew 28:1-10
    Series: Matthew
    April 21, 2019
  • Apr 14, 2019A Crucial Question: Matthew 21:1-11
    Apr 14, 2019
    A Crucial Question: Matthew 21:1-11
    Series: Matthew
    Apr 14, 2019
  • Apr 7, 2019The Key to Growing Your Influence: Matthew 18:1-14
    Apr 7, 2019
    The Key to Growing Your Influence: Matthew 18:1-14
    Series: Matthew
    Apr 7, 2019
  • Mar 31, 2019Don’t Sweat the Small Stuff: Matthew 17:22-27
    Mar 31, 2019
    Don’t Sweat the Small Stuff: Matthew 17:22-27
    Series: Matthew
    Mar 31, 2019
  • Mar 24, 2019Missionaries Tim & Janet Hall
    Mar 24, 2019
    Missionaries Tim & Janet Hall
    Series: no series
    Mar 24, 2019
  • Mar 18, 2019When You Pray: Matthew 6:5-15
    Mar 18, 2019
    When You Pray: Matthew 6:5-15
    Series: Matthew
    Mar 17, 2019
  • Mar 10, 2019A Reminder About Wera & How We Will Find Provision for Our Ministry: Matthew 17:14-20
    Mar 10, 2019
    A Reminder About Wera & How We Will Find Provision for Our Ministry: Matthew 17:14-20
    Series: Matthew
    March 10, 2019
  • Mar 3, 2019Why Christians Should Be Excited About Their Future: Matthew 16:28-17:27
    Mar 3, 2019
    Why Christians Should Be Excited About Their Future: Matthew 16:28-17:27
    Series: Matthew
    March 3, 2019
  • Feb 24, 2019The High Cost to Follow Jesus – How Much is Good Enough? Matthew 16:21-28
    Feb 24, 2019
    The High Cost to Follow Jesus – How Much is Good Enough? Matthew 16:21-28
    Series: Matthew
    Feb 24, 2019
  • Feb 17, 2019The Secret That Jesus Hid in Plain Sight: Matthew 16:13-20
    Feb 17, 2019
    The Secret That Jesus Hid in Plain Sight: Matthew 16:13-20
    Series: Matthew
    Feb 17, 2019
  • Feb 10, 2019Defeating Your Villain: Matthew 16:1-12
    Feb 10, 2019
    Defeating Your Villain: Matthew 16:1-12
    Series: Matthew
  • Feb 3, 2019The Big Plan: How Jesus will Accomplish the Impossible through You: Matthew 15:32-39
    Feb 3, 2019
    The Big Plan: How Jesus will Accomplish the Impossible through You: Matthew 15:32-39
    Series: Matthew
    Feb 3, 2019
  • Jan 27, 2019Remembering How to Treat Outsiders: Titus 3:1-7
    Jan 27, 2019
    Remembering How to Treat Outsiders: Titus 3:1-7
    Series: no series
    Jan 27, 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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Blog

Why it’s Actually Okay to Release Control of Your Life

September 2018
Samantha Krieger
 
Earlier this year Jeremiah and I embarked on a 3-day cruise to celebrate our 12-year anniversary. On the first night in our cabin, intense fear woke me up in the middle of the night. As I looked out our window I could barely see the ocean waves. I was worried the ship would sink and rehearsed the …

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How to Bloom Where You Are Planted

August 2018
Jeremiah Krieger
 
Acts 28:30:31
 
Acts 28:30 He lived there two whole years at his own expense, and welcomed all who came to him, 31 proclaiming the kingdom of God and teaching about the Lord Jesus Christ with …

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The Need for Follow Up

July 2018
Jeremiah Krieger
 
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.”
 
Last fall something quite amazing happened. William kept coming up to …

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Waiting On God

June 2018
 
By Jeremiah Krieger
 
“This is the one who was in the congregation in the wilderness with the angel who spoke to him at Mount Sinai, and with our fathers. He received living oracles to give to us. Our fathers refused to obey him, but thrust him aside, and in their hearts they turned to Egypt, saying to Aaron, ‘Make for us …

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Confident In the Gospel

May 2018
 
By Jeremiah Krieger
 
Rom. 1:16 For I am not ashamed of the gospel, for it is the power of God for salvation to everyone who believes, to the Jew first and also to the Greek. 17 For in it the righteousness of God is revealed from faith for faith, as it is written, “The righteous shall live by faith.”
&nbs …

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When you get angry, you might be struggling with this problem:

April 2018
 
By Jeremiah Krieger 
 
I scooted up to the table to begin my morning routine. Coffee house jazz played quietly on Alexa. Steam wisped away off my oatmeal and coffee. The sunlight reflected off the worn pages of my bible. I couldn’t wait to have my morning of solitude and prayer.
That is, until my son John kept saying …

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Why the Church and Its Members Cannot Be Even One Degree off Course

March 2018
 
By Jeremiah Krieger
 
In our world today, many simple tasks are completed thousands of times per day with exact precision. One of those tasks that we might not even think about is flying. Many of us fly to different cities on a fairly regular basis. We probably don’t think much about the logistics of how we get from place to place. That’s what we pay the Captain for when we buy our a …

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Following Our Commander

February 2018
Pastor Jeremiah Krieger

“But the one who hears and does not do them is like a man who built a house on the ground without a foundation. When the stream broke against it, immediately it fell, and the ruin of that house was great.”(Luke 6:49 ESV)

As the Civil War was reaching its final days of battle, C …


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To Marvel & Mend this Christmas

To Marvel & Mend this Christmas
December 2017
Samantha Krieger
 
The shepherds’ desire to see this sign was no Sunday stroll in the park. I can just imagine them running as fast as they could, sweating, hearts racing, maybe even stumbling through the fields because it was night.
I can imagine their hearts pumping throu …

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U-Turn: A Signpost for the Spiritual Journey

U-Turn: A Signpost for the Spiritual Journey
November 2017
Jeremiah Krieger
 
God’s love for His people is unlike any other love that I have ever witnessed in my life. Throughout the message of the prophets, we can see God practically begging His people to return to Him- not in a desperate sort of way, but in a way that demonstrates dee …

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