First Baptist Church

Holyoke, Co

Sunday Service Times:

Sunday School – 9:30am
Worship Service – 10:30am 
Vida Abundante – 5:30pm



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.

HOLYOKE FBC * HOLYOKE | 1000 E. Johnson St., CO 80734 | | (970) 854-2452 | 2015. Copyright. All Rights Reserved.

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: (309) 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


9:30am Sunday School 
10:30am Sunday Service 
5:30pm Vida Abundante (Spanish Service)

 Sunday Morning Worship Service

Our Sunday Morning Worship Service at 10:30 a.m. is a great time of fellowship and worship. The music is based upon the great hymns and songs of the faith, and the preaching is from the solid foundation of God’s word. Come join our praise team of choir members and pianists for a great time of worship with us on Sunday morning and a time of refreshing, Biblically solid teaching.

Vida Abundante

On Sunday night at 5:30 p.m. join the Spanish service for guitar-led worship and a beautiful time of fellowship and praise, which carries a latin feel and wonderful Bible-based preaching in Spanish.



Audio Teachings


Apr 23, 2017
Gifted: How God displays his glory to the world
Series: Gifted
  • Apr 23, 2017Gifted: How God displays his glory to the world
    Apr 23, 2017
    Gifted: How God displays his glory to the world
    Series: Gifted
  • Apr 16, 20175 Reasons We Celebrate Today
    Apr 16, 2017
    5 Reasons We Celebrate Today
    Series: no series
    Link to video "He's Still Risen" attached
  • Apr 9, 2017The King Who Came
    Apr 9, 2017
    The King Who Came
    Series: no series
    The King Who Came
    who was everything you never dreamed of
    Matthew 21:1-11
  • Mar 19, 2017When We are in Trouble
    Mar 19, 2017
    When We are in Trouble
    Series: no series
  • Mar 12, 2017Worship: Music that Moves God’s Heart
    Mar 12, 2017
    Worship: Music that Moves God’s Heart
    Series: no series
  • Feb 19, 2017Guest Speaker: Mike Frazier
    Feb 19, 2017
    Guest Speaker: Mike Frazier
    By: guest
    Series: no series
  • Feb 12, 2017Worship: How to Serve God
    Feb 12, 2017
    Worship: How to Serve God
    Series: no series
  • Feb 5, 2017Worship: How Your Time Matters
    Feb 5, 2017
    Worship: How Your Time Matters
    Series: no series
  • Jan 29, 2017Worship: Why Your Money Matters
    Jan 29, 2017
    Worship: Why Your Money Matters
    Series: no series
  • Jan 22, 2017Every Life a Gift
    Jan 22, 2017
    Every Life a Gift
    Series: no series
  • Jan 15, 2017Worship: Our Greatest Privilege and Highest Honor
    Jan 15, 2017
    Worship: Our Greatest Privilege and Highest Honor
    Series: no series
  • Jan 8, 2017Guest Speaker: Randy Green
    Jan 8, 2017
    Guest Speaker: Randy Green
    By: guest
    Series: no series
  • Jan 1, 2017State of the Church
    Jan 1, 2017
    State of the Church
    Series: no series
  • Dec 24, 2016Christmas Eve: The Gift
    Dec 24, 2016
    Christmas Eve: The Gift
  • Dec 18, 2016Joy at Christmas: Finding Peace when Pieces are Broken
    Dec 18, 2016
    Joy at Christmas: Finding Peace when Pieces are Broken
Safety Committee Meeting: The safety committee will be meeting after church on March 3rd followed by a potluck. If you are interested in the safety committee we encourage you to attend. If you have any questions or concerns please contact Lisa Werts.
FBC Membership: We need your help! The deacon board is working on updating our membership roles and are seeking clarification. In the past, it has not been clear about how membership is obtained at FBC. Some may have been baptized with or without the intent of becoming a member. If you are uncertain about your membership status please contact pastor Jeremiah or one of the deacons: Logan Krueger (chair of Deacon Board), Mike Frazier (secretary of Board), Imer Rodriguez or Mark Werts. We would love to help clarify any questions or help you in the process to join FBC.
2019 Wera, Uganda Trip. June 21-July 1st.  If you are interested in going, please contact Mark & Sheryl Farnsworth.  Preparations for this trip starts soon! 854.5123 or 520.6213
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.
Youth Challenge is hosting Archery Nights at Camp Machasay. The dates for the event are February 10th & 24th, and March 10th & 24th from 3-6 p.m. There is a $5 per night donation to help with equipment costs. The fun includes: open and competitive shooting-indoors, families welcome, bring your bow or borrow ours. For more information please call Mike Frazier at (719) 648-7469.

Re:generation Recovery ministry is held on Tuesday’s from 6:30 – 8:00p.m. at the First Baptist Church. Please contact Sheryl Farnsworth if you’re interested in joining this group or for more information: 970-520-6213

AWANA meetings are held Wednesday nights from 6:00 – 7:30 p.m. During inclement weather, Awana follows the school schedule. Please continue to pray for this ministry, for our leaders, and new families.
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


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 …


Change…or Pick Your Rut Wisely

*Evidencing the Reality of Jesus Christ in Us*

A few months ago I was frantically searching for my comb. You need to
understand that I have carried a comb in my back pocket ever since Junior
High School. It’s a habit. Whenever I have lost a comb I felt a little bit
undressed. Out of modesty I searched high and low for the comb. I finally
discovered the comb in my checkbook where it disappeared when I shoved the
checkbook in my back pocket. After I found my comb I thought, “This is
s …


Intimacy with the Almighty: Evidencing the reality of Jesus Christ in Us

*Our vision is . . . To connect intimately with God, To connect deeply with
one another, To connect intentionally with people who need Christ. *Many of
us are great at playing “make-believe.” We go about our days with a happy
face. When people ask how we are doing our standard response is “great.” In
reality many of us are dying on the inside. We are tired, burned out, fed
up, sick of the rat race and sick of the expectations of others. We are
anything but “great.” Being …


Passionate Spirituality: Evidencing the Reality of Christ in Us

*Our vision is . . . To connect intimately with God, To connect deeply with
one another, To connect intentionally with people who need Christ.*

In order for this to take place we must be a people who demonstrate
passionate spirituality. My friend, Bob Humphrey states, “Passionate
spirituality is the trademark of people who frequently talk about Jesus and
celebrate His presence and Person with joy and enthusiasm. These
individuals take seriously their personal relationship with Go …


Genuine Worship

Some time ago a friend of mine said, “I don’t know if I have ever really
experienced worship.” This statement raises some questions and conveys a
number of thoughts.

– What is genuine worship?
– Worship is a concept that is difficult to grasp.
– Worship is often thought to be a feeling of exhilaration.
– Worship must be spectacular in order to be genuine.
– Worship is reserved for a very few on special occasions.

Some years ago I was privileged to attend a praye …


Spiritual Paralysis—The Fear of the Unknown

Many people fear change, for change creates unknowns. Change can make us
uncomfortable. But change is an inevitability in life. We’re born, we live,
we grow, we age, we die. Change is constant! As someone once said, “The
only thing that doesn’t change in life is change!”

I’ve observed in my own life that it is not the change itself I fear, but
the unknowns that accompany change. The fear of the unknown prevents us
from launching into new ventures . . . ventures that the Lord ma …


The Road Less Traveled By

Tis the New Year. A clean slate lies before you. How will you build on that
clean slate in this new year. Doubtless there are resolutions and changes
that need to be made. Things from last year that need to be improved.
Weight that needs to be lost, an attitude that might need to be changed, or
a relationship that needs to be improved. But this year I am presented with
a different kind of change, perhaps a less dramatic one but no less life
changing than any other resolution that I might …


The Cradle and the Cross

The Christmas season is a time of emotional extremes. Family reunions,
dinners, gift exchanges, giving, the joy of belonging, Christmas vacations,
bonuses, football games, the hugs and kisses from seldom seen relatives,
all bring great delight to many hearts.

However, this season is also the time of greatest depression and emptiness
for multitudes of others. Loneliness, fear, lack of care and lack of
purpose pervade many despairing hearts. Unfulfilled expectations dominate
the landscape …


      Here’s where you’ll find us


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Church Information

Please feel free to come by the church during office hours
8am-4pm Monday-Friday
PO Box 465
Holyoke, CO 80734
Physical Address:
1000 E. Johnson St.
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: (309) 882-4987
Cell Phone: (970) 580-1195

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