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 29, 2017
Re:generation: Follow (Step 7)
Oct 29, 2017
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  • Oct 29, 2017Re:generation: Follow (Step 7)
    Oct 29, 2017
    Re:generation: Follow (Step 7)
    Oct 29, 2017
  • Oct 22, 2017Re:generation: Repent (Step 6)
    Oct 22, 2017
    Re:generation: Repent (Step 6)
    Oct 22, 2017
  • Oct 15, 2017Guest Speaker – No Audio Recording
    Oct 15, 2017
    Guest Speaker – No Audio Recording
    By: guest
    Oct. 15, 2017
  • Oct 8, 2017Re:generation: Confess (Step 5)
    Oct 8, 2017
    Re:generation: Confess (Step 5)
    Oct. 8, 2017
  • Oct 1, 2017Re:generation: Inventory (Step 4)
    Oct 1, 2017
    Re:generation: Inventory (Step 4)
    Oct. 1, 2017
  • Sep 24, 2017Re:generation: Trust (Step 3)
    Sep 24, 2017
    Re:generation: Trust (Step 3)
    Sep 24, 2017
  • Sep 17, 2017Re:generation: Believe (Step 2)
    Sep 17, 2017
    Re:generation: Believe (Step 2)
    Sept 17, 2017
  • Sep 10, 2017Re:generation: Realize Your Need for God’s Grace (Step 1)
    Sep 10, 2017
    Re:generation: Realize Your Need for God’s Grace (Step 1)
    Sept 10, 2017 
  • Sep 3, 2017The Incredible End Better than Your Greatest Dream – Ruth 4
    Sep 3, 2017
    The Incredible End Better than Your Greatest Dream – Ruth 4
    Sept 3, 2017 
  • Aug 28, 2017A Careful Plan Rooted in Righteousness – Ruth 3
    Aug 28, 2017
    A Careful Plan Rooted in Righteousness – Ruth 3
    Aug 27, 2017
  • Aug 20, 2017What To Do When Darkness Eclipses God’s Love – Ruth 2
    Aug 20, 2017
    What To Do When Darkness Eclipses God’s Love – Ruth 2
    Aug. 20, 2017
  • Aug 13, 2017Seeing the Love of the Invisible God of heaven through the Chaos of Life – Ruth 1
    Aug 13, 2017
    Seeing the Love of the Invisible God of heaven through the Chaos of Life – Ruth 1
    08.13.2017
  • Aug 6, 2017The Call of Missions: The Disciple Maker
    Aug 6, 2017
    The Call of Missions: The Disciple Maker
    08.06.2017
  • Jul 31, 2017Missions Month: Tim & Joy Butler
    Jul 31, 2017
    Missions Month: Tim & Joy Butler
    07.31.2017
  • Jul 16, 2017Missions Month: Gary & Laurie Scheer
    Jul 16, 2017
    Missions Month: Gary & Laurie Scheer
    By: guest
    "07.16.17".
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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