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

 

Oct 14, 2018
Relationship & Religion: Valuing What is More Important & Giving Up What Doesn’t Really Matter – Matthew 12:1-14
Series: Matthew
Oct 14, 2018
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  • Oct 14, 2018Relationship & Religion: Valuing What is More Important & Giving Up What Doesn’t Really Matter – Matthew 12:1-14
    Oct 14, 2018
    Relationship & Religion: Valuing What is More Important & Giving Up What Doesn’t Really Matter – Matthew 12:1-14
    Series: Matthew
    Oct 14, 2018
  • Oct 7, 2018Trusting God’s Divine Prerogative in the Election of His Saints – Matthew 11:25-30
    Oct 7, 2018
    Trusting God’s Divine Prerogative in the Election of His Saints – Matthew 11:25-30
    Series: Matthew
    Oct 7, 2018
  • Sep 30, 2018Did You Hear About the People Whose Defining Moment Did Nothing? Matthew 11:16-24
    Sep 30, 2018
    Did You Hear About the People Whose Defining Moment Did Nothing? Matthew 11:16-24
    Series: Matthew
    Sept 30, 2018
  • Sep 23, 2018Have You Heard about Who Is Supposed to Be Happy Through Adversity? Matthew 11:1-15
    Sep 23, 2018
    Have You Heard about Who Is Supposed to Be Happy Through Adversity? Matthew 11:1-15
    Series: Matthew
    Sept 23, 2018
  • Sep 9, 2018World Changer: Living a Life That is Meaningful and Really Matters – Matthew 10:1-42
    Sep 9, 2018
    World Changer: Living a Life That is Meaningful and Really Matters – Matthew 10:1-42
    Series: Matthew
    Sept 9, 2018
  • Aug 26, 2018The Scent of Christ: 2 Corinthians 2:14-17
    Aug 26, 2018
    The Scent of Christ: 2 Corinthians 2:14-17
    Series: no series
    Aug 26, 2018
  • Aug 19, 2018The King in God’s Kingdom and How He Wants Us to Trust Him – Matthew 9:18-38
    Aug 19, 2018
    The King in God’s Kingdom and How He Wants Us to Trust Him – Matthew 9:18-38
    Series: Matthew
    Aug 19, 2018
  • Aug 12, 2018Hungering for God: What Jesus Taught about Fasting – Matthew 9:14-17
    Aug 12, 2018
    Hungering for God: What Jesus Taught about Fasting – Matthew 9:14-17
    Series: Matthew
    Aug 12, 2018
  • Aug 5, 2018Building Bridges: How an Outsider Became an Insider with God – Matthew 9:9-13
    Aug 5, 2018
    Building Bridges: How an Outsider Became an Insider with God – Matthew 9:9-13
    Series: Matthew
    Aug 5, 2018
  • Jul 29, 2018“The Power of Forgiveness” Matthew 9:1-8
    Jul 29, 2018
    “The Power of Forgiveness” Matthew 9:1-8
    Series: Matthew
    July 29, 2018
  • Jul 22, 2018Jesus the Deliverer Who Turns Chaos into Order: Matthew 8:28-34
    Jul 22, 2018
    Jesus the Deliverer Who Turns Chaos into Order: Matthew 8:28-34
    Series: Matthew
    Jul 22, 2018
  • Jul 15, 2018No Ordinary Man: Part 1 – “Clinging to the One Who Is Able to Hold You” Matthew 8:23-27
    Jul 15, 2018
    No Ordinary Man: Part 1 – “Clinging to the One Who Is Able to Hold You” Matthew 8:23-27
    Series: Matthew
    Jul 15, 2018
  • Jul 8, 2018“Seeing Jesus as Savior, Worshipping Him as Lord” Matthew 8:14-22
    Jul 8, 2018
    “Seeing Jesus as Savior, Worshipping Him as Lord” Matthew 8:14-22
    Series: Matthew
    Jul 8, 2018
  • Jul 1, 2018“Faith That Is Celebrated And Rewarded By God” Matthew 8:5-13
    Jul 1, 2018
    “Faith That Is Celebrated And Rewarded By God” Matthew 8:5-13
    Series: Matthew
    July 1, 2018
  • Jun 24, 2018“Willing” Letting Jesus Heal You Where You Hurt The Most: Matthew 8:1-4
    Jun 24, 2018
    “Willing” Letting Jesus Heal You Where You Hurt The Most: Matthew 8:1-4
    Series: Matthew
    June 24, 2018
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

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 …

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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
 

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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 …


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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 …


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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.

 


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Preparing Your Horse For Battle

Prov. 21:31 A horse is prepared for the day of battle,
but the victory is from the LORD.

I love verses like this one because it is a reminder of two important facts
about success in life.

First,

As individuals we have a tremendous responsibility to prepare for battle.

Especially, in Christian circles there is often this notion that if we want
to be successful, then we need to pray mor …


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Transformation through Suffering

Recently, my wife and I have been trusting the Lord for the sale of our
home in Dallas. Sometimes we find ourselves wondering why it hasn’t sold
yet. Are we going to miss the market? Will we be OK financially? There are
a thousand thoughts that can consume us if we let them.

The truth is that in light of the world’s problems, our problem is small.
And our God is bigger than we can imagine! Yet, we know that God cares
about our concerns no matter how large or small they are.

You and …


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Great Faith

Great Faith
by Jeremiah Krieger

Back when I was in college I had the tremendous opportunity to listen to
some of the best and brightest minds of Christianity during our chapel
service at Liberty University. While sitting in the seats three times a
week, I often wondered how the likes of Jerry Falwell got to be such
spiritual giants of their time. These people of great faith were
untouchables to me. Great faith, to me, seemed nearly unachievable and
distant.

Often, this is the same feel …


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Transitions

*Transitions*

*The Inevitable Cycles of Life*

Transitions are an inevitable part of life. Beth and I have been reminded
of that truth just this Christmas. All of our children and grandchildren
gathered together with us in Holyoke. We enjoyed a tremendous time of
fellowship, joy, reminiscing and eating. Our family experienced a wonderful
season of family!
Beth and I used to play the role of parents. Now we play the role of
grandparents. After two of our children and their crew departed f …


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A Living Hope

A Living Hope

The resurrection of Jesus Christ fundamentally changes everything about
life, both the present and the future. Here are a few areas impacted by the
resurrection:

· The ultimate defeat of death and Hades (1 Corinthians 15:55).
· The promised destruction of Satan and his hordes (Revelation 20:10).
· Christ’s presentation of gifts to people (Ephesians 4:11)
· The promised resurrection of all people from the dead, both believers and
the lost (Daniel 12:2).
· Power for liv …


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