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
Jim Kienholz: (970) 466-0406
Mike Frazier: (970) 520-2504
 
To Contact the Trustees:
Israel Rodriguez (970) 571-3619 
Ron Koch: (970) 854-4040
Aaron Powell: (970) 854-5178
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: (970) 520-2504
 
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

 

Jul 7, 2019
What Caused Jesus to Lose His Marbles at the Fair? Matthew 21:12-17
Series: Matthew
July 7, 2019
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  • 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
  • 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
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 February are the 5th, 12th, 19th, 26th. We hope you can join us!
 
The Tuesday Morning Ladies’ Bible Study led by Sue Cooper has begun the Beth Moore study, “Beloved One”. Please consider joining us. We meet at FBC from 9:30-11:30am on Tuesday mornings. 
 
February 16th B.A.S.I.C. Training Meeting: If you are a leader for B.A.S.I.C. please plan to stay for the Leader’s Feedback meeting after Service on the 16th to discuss end of year plans and to give feedback, express concerns, ask for changes and provide solutions to those changes. If you cannot attend the meeting, please contact Mike (970-520-2504) and email him at managermike2009@gmail.com what your feedback is from this year’s lessons, game time, story time, song time or any other part of B.A.S.I.C. so we can share it at the meeting. More information is located on the welcome cart.
 
Overtime@ FBC February 14th: If you would like to volunteer in any way with this ministry that allows older youth a fun, safe place after the games, please call Mike Frazier:
 
Archery Nights at Camp Machasay: Camp Machasay is offering their Archery Nights from 3:00-6:00pm on February 2nd, 16th, and March 1st. The cost is $5 a night. They offer open and competitive shooting indoors, families are welcome. Bring your bow or you can borrow one of theirs.
 
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

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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Simple Faith

Simple Faith
October 2017
Jeremiah Krieger
Do you ever find yourself 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’re doing enough, even when you’re doing so much for Jesus?

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Salvation Through Numbers

Salvation Through Numbers
September 2017
Pastor Jeremiah
 
“When you go to war in your land against the adversary who attacks you, then you shall sound an alarm with the trumpets, that you may be remembered before the LORD your God, and be saved from your enemies.” – Numbers 10:9
 
Have you ever …

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Why God Doesn’t Always Give Us What We Want

Samantha Krieger
 
August 2017
Recently my family and I were on our summer vacation at a Christian retreat center and I decided to grab a Gold Peak sweet tea out of the vending machine before the speaking session. The man in front of me pressed the buttons for a Mountain Dew and to his surprise a Diet Coke came out instead.
“Aw man, it gave me what I needed, not what I …

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The Call of Missions

The Call of Missions
July 2017
Jeremiah Krieger
 
This July the …

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Finding Rest

Psalm 16:8-10


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