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

 

Dec 16, 2018
He is Better: Hebrews 1:1 – 4
Series: guest
Dec 16, 2018
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  • Dec 16, 2018He is Better: Hebrews 1:1 – 4
    Dec 16, 2018
    He is Better: Hebrews 1:1 – 4
    Series: guest
    Dec 16, 2018
  • Dec 9, 2018How to Get Great Gifts from God: Matthew 13:53-58
    Dec 9, 2018
    How to Get Great Gifts from God: Matthew 13:53-58
    Series: Matthew
    Dec 9, 2018
  • Dec 2, 2018Did You Hear About How to Plan For Christmas? Matthew 13:24-58
    Dec 2, 2018
    Did You Hear About How to Plan For Christmas? Matthew 13:24-58
    Series: Matthew
    Dec 2, 2018
  • Nov 25, 2018Use It or Lose It: Matthew 13:1-23
    Nov 25, 2018
    Use It or Lose It: Matthew 13:1-23
    Series: Matthew
    Nov 25, 2018
  • Nov 18, 2018First Responders Service – Guest Speaker Randy Green from Peace Officers International
    Nov 18, 2018
    First Responders Service – Guest Speaker Randy Green from Peace Officers International
    Series: guest
    Nov 18, 2018
  • Nov 11, 2018Inside Out: The Irony of Intimacy with Jesus – Matthew 12:46-50
    Nov 11, 2018
    Inside Out: The Irony of Intimacy with Jesus – Matthew 12:46-50
    Series: Matthew
    Nov 11, 2018
  • Nov 4, 2018Freed From Sin, Captured By Grace – Matthew 12:38-45
    Nov 4, 2018
    Freed From Sin, Captured By Grace – Matthew 12:38-45
    Series: Matthew
    Nov 4, 2018
  • Oct 28, 2018Did You Hear about the Fake News of the False Prophets That Led to a Fatal Future? Matthew 12:22-37
    Oct 28, 2018
    Did You Hear about the Fake News of the False Prophets That Led to a Fatal Future? Matthew 12:22-37
    Series: Matthew
    Oct 28, 2018
  • Oct 21, 2018Fierce Confidence: Matthew 12:15-21
    Oct 21, 2018
    Fierce Confidence: Matthew 12:15-21
    Series: Matthew
    Oct 21, 2018
  • 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
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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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
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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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