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

 

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
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  • 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
  • Jun 10, 2018#Winning: Achieving a Victorious Life of Influence – Matthew 7:13-29
    Jun 10, 2018
    #Winning: Achieving a Victorious Life of Influence – Matthew 7:13-29
    Series: Matthew
    June 10, 2018
  • May 27, 2018Before You Act: Rules of Engagement for Conflict – Matthew 7:1-12
    May 27, 2018
    Before You Act: Rules of Engagement for Conflict – Matthew 7:1-12
    Series: Matthew
    May 27, 2018
  • May 20, 2018Dream Chaser: The Pursuit of Gods Best Through Our Performance for Him-Part 3: Matthew 6:19-34
    May 20, 2018
    Dream Chaser: The Pursuit of Gods Best Through Our Performance for Him-Part 3: Matthew 6:19-34
    Series: Matthew
    May 20, 2018
  • May 13, 2018Magnificent Mom! Where Can I Find The Faith That I Wish To Impart To My Children? 2 Timothy 1:5
    May 13, 2018
    Magnificent Mom! Where Can I Find The Faith That I Wish To Impart To My Children? 2 Timothy 1:5
    Series: no series
    May 13, 2018
  • May 6, 2018Dream Chaser: The Pursuit of God’s Best Through Our Performance for Him – Matthew 6:1-18
    May 6, 2018
    Dream Chaser: The Pursuit of God’s Best Through Our Performance for Him – Matthew 6:1-18
    Series: Matthew
    May 6, 2018
  • Apr 22, 2018Crucial: How Knowing Jesus’ Mission Changes Our Life & Affects Our Future – Matthew 5:17-20
    Apr 22, 2018
    Crucial: How Knowing Jesus’ Mission Changes Our Life & Affects Our Future – Matthew 5:17-20
    Series: Matthew
    Apr 22, 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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The Wrong Side of the Tracks

“I saw him in the church building for the first time on Wednesday. He
was in his mind-70s, with thinning silver hair and a neat brown suit.

“Many times in the past I had invited him to come. Several other
Christian friends had talked to him about the Lord and had tried to share
the good news with him. He was a well-respected, honest man with so many
characteristics a Christian should have, but so far as we knew, he had
never had a relationship with Christ or entered the …


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What’s Next? Moving Upward

*What’s Next? Moving Upward*

*Evidencing the Reality of Jesus Christ in us to the World*

Years ago a fourteen-year-old lived alone with his father. His mother had
died and life was not easy. His load of chores increased significantly. One
evening as they were preparing for supper, his father said, “Son, go out
and bring in a load of wood for the cook stove.” The lads temper boiled
over and he stormed out the door. His parting shot was, “I can’t take all
this work any longer. I …


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Passing the Torch: Raising Next Generations’ Leaders

On the sixth day of Creation, God commanded his Adam and Eve to “be
fruitful and multiply, fill the earth and subdue it; have dominion over the
fish of the sea, over the birds of the air, and over every living thing
that moves on the earth.” Adam and Eve were born to reproduce.

That is also true of all the creatures and all plant life. Everything
reproduces after its kind. We see this in all creation. What is the purpose
of a rose bush? Some might say, “To make beautiful roses.” That is …


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An Eternal Perspective

Some time ago I read an article in Kindred Spirit magazine. As I read the
article, my eyes were constantly drawn from the article to a photograph in
the bottom right hand corner of the page. It was a picture of a mom tossing
her little girl into the air. It was a great picture of the love and joy
that passes between a mom and her young daughter.

However, as I looked more closely at the picture, I could vaguely make out
a mountain range in the
background. As I looked further I discovered …


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Rocking the Roles

Shortly before Steve Jobs died, he asked a rhetorical question, “Why were
we able to build the I Pad and other companies could not?” His response was
something along this line. “It is because we have a work climate that
allows people to be creative and successful. Other companies do not!” This
was a profound statement and a profound insight.

The same question could be asked of churches. Why do so many churches
struggle while others thrive. In many cases the answer to the question …


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Isolated or insulated?

*Evidencing the Reality of Jesus Christ in Us to the World *Rick Warren in
the 40 Days of Purpose speaks to the difference of being isolated or
insulated. Rick gave a great illustration of what it means to be insulated.
Rick loves to eat swordfish. Swordfish live in the ocean. The ocean is
salty. Yet, when he eats swordfish, he has to salt it before he eats it.
Why doesn’t the sword fish taste salty? Because the swordfish is insulated
from the salt. This is the principle of insulation …


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Life Fulfilled

*Evidencing the Reality of Jesus Christ in Us to the World*

It’s New Year’s Resolution time. I’ve never been much on resolutions.
However, I would like to challenge us to continue to live out our vision:

To connect intimately with God
To connect deeply with one another
To connect intentionally with those who need Jesus Christ.

When all the dust has settled after our lives are over, the question will
not be, “Who has the most toys,” but, “Who knows the Lord and who has
served …


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Oh Come Let Us Adore…Me? (Not Really)

*Evidencing the Reality of Jesus Christ in Us to the World*

Some years ago a friend called us after Christmas. She asked, “What can I
do with my kids? They are so greedy and thankless. This year when we opened
presents, the kids, who were completely surrounded by a mountain of “stuff”
and an avalanche of wrapping paper, looked up and said, ‘Is that all?’”

These kids exhibited a character trait that affects all of us from time to
time. We often think the world revolves around us. …


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