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

Sharing Christ & Building Believers
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.





The Purpose of Holyoke First Baptist Church is to glorify God through: Evangelism, Worship, Fellowship, Edification, and Service.
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
To Contact Pastor Jeremiah Krieger:
Office Phone:  (970) 854-2452
To Contact Pastor Ismael Lopez:
Home Phone: (308) 882-4987
Cell Phone: (970) 580-1195
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


Mar 24, 2019
Missionaries Tim & Janet Hall
Series: no series
Mar 24, 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
  • Jan 20, 2019Breaking Free through Breaking Tradition: Matthew 15:1-31
    Jan 20, 2019
    Breaking Free through Breaking Tradition: Matthew 15:1-31
    Series: Matthew
    Jan 20, 2019
  • Jan 13, 2019Do You Have the Kind of Faith that God Rewards? Matthew 14:34-36
    Jan 13, 2019
    Do You Have the Kind of Faith that God Rewards? Matthew 14:34-36
    Series: Matthew
    Jan 13, 2018
  • Jan 6, 2019How to Move from Fear to Faith: Matthew 14:22-33
    Jan 6, 2019
    How to Move from Fear to Faith: Matthew 14:22-33
    Series: Matthew
    Jan 6, 2019
  • Dec 30, 2018How to Minister When Your Tank is Empty: Matthew 14:1-21
    Dec 30, 2018
    How to Minister When Your Tank is Empty: Matthew 14:1-21
    Series: Matthew
    Dec 30, 2018
  • Dec 24, 2018Do You Remember When You First Saw the Savior? Luke 2:1-20
    Dec 24, 2018
    Do You Remember When You First Saw the Savior? Luke 2:1-20
    Series: no series
    Dec 24, 2018
  • Dec 23, 2018Remember That Time When God Wrecked Joseph’s Plans on the First Christmas? Matthew 1:18-25
    Dec 23, 2018
    Remember That Time When God Wrecked Joseph’s Plans on the First Christmas? Matthew 1:18-25
    Series: Matthew
    Dec 23, 2018
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 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: 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.
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

Monthly Calendar

Monthly Newsletter



Acts 26:22, And so, having obtained help from God, I stand to this day testifying both to small and great, stating nothing but what the Prophets and Moses said was going to take place.

When I was young, my family had several traditions. On thanksgiving, we would have a big turkey dinner with e …


The Link Between Our Faith and Our Works

            Last month, I wrote about what God really wants from us: a transformed heart. I also wrote that God will reject those who claim the name of Jesus but do not do what is right. On the surface, this implies that we are saved by our works, but …


What God Really Wants from You this New Year

Micah 6:6-8 says, “With what shall I come before the LORD and bow down before the exalted God? Shall I come before him with burnt offerings, with calves a year old? Will the LORD be pleased with thousands of rams, with ten thousand rivers of oil? Shall I offer my firstborn for my transgression, the fruit of my body for the sin of my soul?


Finishing Faithfully

            2016 has been quite the year. For all of us there were up and downs as we moved along the days, weeks and months of this year. Maybe there were surprises in your life that discouraged you. I …


Hearing and Listening

Recently, one of our kids was in timeout for the way he was treating his sister, so I asked him to go tell his sister sorry and to give her a hug and kiss.  He gladly got up from the couch, apparently relieved that he was once again free, and merely yelled into the bathroom door where she was in mommy’s arms and said, “Sorry Bekah” and darted off.


My boy’s actions did not demonstra …


The Pastor’s Plea

Early last month we had the privilege of hearing Tim Hall preach Philippians 4:1-3.
Phil. 4:1   Therefore, my brothers, whom I love and long for, my joy and crown, stand
firm thus in the Lord, my beloved. 2   I entreat Euodia and I entreat Syntyche to agree in
the Lord. 3 Yes, I ask you also, true com …


Seeing Through the Smokescreens in our Hearts

Seeing Through The Smokescreens In Our Heart
1 Sam. 8:7- The LORD said to Samuel, “Do everything the people request of you. For it is not
you that they have rejected, but it is me that they have rejected as their king.”
A smoke screen is a cloud of smoke created to conceal military operations. They have proven to


Wings for the Weary

Wings For the Weary

“He gives strength to those who are tired; to the ones who lack power, he gives renewed energy. Even youths get tired and weary; even strong young men clumsily stumble. But those who wait for the Lord’s help find renewed strength; they rise up as if they had eagles’ wings, they run without growing weary, they walk without getting tired.”

—Isaiah 40:29-31

Sometimes …


Riding Tandem with God through Like’s Struggles

    Several years ago when we found out we were expecting our first child John, Samantha and I took a “babymoon” trip to Mackinac Island in Michigan. Mackinac Island is unique because, with the exception of a single ambulance, there are no motorized vehicles allowed on the island. We spent most of our days walking the island or taking carriage rides and enjoying the warm summer breeze. However, one o …


Hold Fast: Clinging to Jesus in the Storm

Hebrews 10:23-25

23 Let us hold fast the confession of our hope without wavering, for he who promised is faithful. 24 And let us consider how to stir up one another to love and good works, 25 not neglecting to meet together, as is the habit of some, but encouraging one another, and all the more as you see the Day drawing near.