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

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
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


Feb 18, 2018
The Gospel According to Matthew: Matthew 4:18-22 “One Manner That We Must Mind & Why It Matters”
Series: Matthew
  • Feb 18, 2018The Gospel According to Matthew: Matthew 4:18-22 “One Manner That We Must Mind & Why It Matters”
    Feb 18, 2018
    The Gospel According to Matthew: Matthew 4:18-22 “One Manner That We Must Mind & Why It Matters”
    Series: Matthew
  • Feb 11, 2018The Gospel According to Matthew: When God Changes Your Plans: Trusting God’s providence through plans that change
    Feb 11, 2018
    The Gospel According to Matthew: When God Changes Your Plans: Trusting God’s providence through plans that change
    Series: Matthew
  • Feb 5, 2018Speak Up: Proverbs 31:8-9
    Feb 5, 2018
    Speak Up: Proverbs 31:8-9
    Series: Matthew
  • Jan 28, 2018The Gospel According to Matthew: “Genuine: Discovering the ‘why’ of life’s trials & temptations”
    Jan 28, 2018
    The Gospel According to Matthew: “Genuine: Discovering the ‘why’ of life’s trials & temptations”
    Series: Matthew
    Jan 28, 2018
  • Jan 14, 2018The Gospel According to Matthew: “When I’m Inadequate and Still Asked”
    Jan 14, 2018
    The Gospel According to Matthew: “When I’m Inadequate and Still Asked”
    Series: Matthew
    Jan 14, 2018
  • Jan 7, 2018The Gospel According to Matthew: Why Should I Take the Plunge?
    Jan 7, 2018
    The Gospel According to Matthew: Why Should I Take the Plunge?
    Series: Matthew
    Jan 7, 2017
  • Dec 31, 2017The Gospel According to Matthew: The King Who Came
    Dec 31, 2017
    The Gospel According to Matthew: The King Who Came
    Series: Matthew
    Dec 31, 2017
  • Dec 26, 2017Joseph’s Surprise: How God’s Gift Came in the Most Unexpected Way
    Dec 26, 2017
    Joseph’s Surprise: How God’s Gift Came in the Most Unexpected Way
    Series: Matthew
    Dec 24, 2017
  • Dec 19, 2017Dare to Dream Again: The Passionate Pursuit of Joy in Christ at Christmas
    Dec 19, 2017
    Dare to Dream Again: The Passionate Pursuit of Joy in Christ at Christmas
    Dec 17, 2017 
  • Dec 11, 2017The Incredible Pursuit of Your King: It Ain’t Over. It’s Going to Get Better!
    Dec 11, 2017
    The Incredible Pursuit of Your King: It Ain’t Over. It’s Going to Get Better!
    Dec 10, 2017 
  • Dec 3, 2017Re:generation: Regenerate (Step 12)
    Dec 3, 2017
    Re:generation: Regenerate (Step 12)
    Dec 3, 2017 
  • Nov 26, 2017Re:generation: Intimacy (Step 11)
    Nov 26, 2017
    Re:generation: Intimacy (Step 11)
  • Nov 19, 2017Re:generation: Continue- A Thanksgiving Prayer (Step 10)
    Nov 19, 2017
    Re:generation: Continue- A Thanksgiving Prayer (Step 10)
  • Nov 12, 2017Re:generation: Amends (Step 9) – Mark Farnsworth
    Nov 12, 2017
    Re:generation: Amends (Step 9) – Mark Farnsworth
  • Nov 5, 2017Re:generation: Forgive (Step 8)
    Nov 5, 2017
    Re:generation: Forgive (Step 8)
    Nov 5, 2017 
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
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


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 …


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 …


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 …


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 …


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. …


Thanksgiving: An Acceptable Sacrifice to God

Thanksgiving—a wonderful concept that finds its roots, not with the
pilgrims, but in the Scriptures. Thanksgiving is a natural consequence of
our relationship with God! Included below are several passages that give
reasons we should be thankful. Ponder the truths of these passages and
respond appropriately.

Psalm 50 teaches us that we cannot truly offer the LORD anything that He
already possesses. The cattle of the field, the birds of the mountains, and
the goats of the fold all belon …


In the World, but not of the World

The Christian life is full of tensions and the need to reconcile seemingly
contrary truths. There are many theological tensions—things we cannot
grasp, yet key doctrines we must accept by faith! These would include, for
example, an understanding of the Trinity or the relationship between the
sovereignty of God and human free will. There are other tensions that
relate to our Christian living. One such tension is the concept of being
“in the world, but not being of the world.” The Lo …


Congregational Care

*Monday Morning Meltdown *

It’s Monday morning. The pastor slips into his study . . . broken, defeated
and exhausted. He sits down at his desk and stares into space. What could
possibly have gone wrong? He loves the Lord and wants to serve Him by
serving God’s people. He has served and has given freely of himself.
However, no matter how much effort he exerts, no matter how many things he
accomplishes, it’s never enough. On Sunday morning, one of the families in
the church critici …


Contending for the Faith

We live in a day when it is fashionable to attack the Scriptures, the
nature of God and Christianity. In the middle of all of these assaults,
there is rising a group known as “new atheists.” They are gaining the
attention of many in our society who do not understand the fundamentals of
the Gospel.

What separates these new atheists from old atheists is what is called
“objective morality.” Craig Hazen, director of Biola’s Christian
apologetics program, in the Spring 11 edition o …


More of Him, Less of Me

*Evidencing the Reality of Jesus Christ in Us*

Near the end of John the Baptist’s life, he was confronted by some of the
Jews who asked him why Jesus and His disciples were baptizing more people
than John and his followers. John gave an amazingly succinct and insightful
response to their query, “He must increase, but I must decrease.” In one
statement John nailed the whole of Christian growth! Life is not about us,
it is about Him and about His work in us. The Apostle Paul, followi …