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

 

Apr 15, 2018
Who Is Affected By Our Sin: Numbers 12:1-16
Series: no series
Apr 15, 2018
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  • Apr 15, 2018Who Is Affected By Our Sin: Numbers 12:1-16
    Apr 15, 2018
    Who Is Affected By Our Sin: Numbers 12:1-16
    Series: no series
    Apr 15, 2018
  • Apr 8, 2018Conduits of Blessing: Letting God’s Gifts Flow Through You – Matthew 5:13-16
    Apr 8, 2018
    Conduits of Blessing: Letting God’s Gifts Flow Through You – Matthew 5:13-16
    Series: Matthew
    Apr 8, 2018
  • Apr 1, 2018The Empty Tomb: Moving From Fear to Faith: John 20:1-31
    Apr 1, 2018
    The Empty Tomb: Moving From Fear to Faith: John 20:1-31
    Series: Matthew
    Apr 1, 2018
  • Mar 30, 2018Good Friday Service – Jesus Paid It All: John 12:30
    Mar 30, 2018
    Good Friday Service – Jesus Paid It All: John 12:30
    Series: Matthew
    Mar 30, 2018
  • Mar 25, 2018Not Just A Fan: Moving from Fan to Fully Devoted – John 12:12-16
    Mar 25, 2018
    Not Just A Fan: Moving from Fan to Fully Devoted – John 12:12-16
    Series: Matthew
    Mar 25, 2018
  • Mar 19, 2018Isn’t It Ironic? Finding Heaven Where You Least Expect: Part 2 Matthew 5:6-8
    Mar 19, 2018
    Isn’t It Ironic? Finding Heaven Where You Least Expect: Part 2 Matthew 5:6-8
    Series: Matthew
    Mar 18, 2018
  • Mar 11, 2018Isn’t it Ironic? Finding Heaven Where You Least Expect: Part 1 Matthew 5:1-5
    Mar 11, 2018
    Isn’t it Ironic? Finding Heaven Where You Least Expect: Part 1 Matthew 5:1-5
    Series: Matthew
    Mar 11, 2018
  • Mar 4, 2018The Gospel According to Matthew: Matthew 4:23-25 Master Builder: The Strategy for Building a Christ Exalting Ministry that Defeats the Reign of Satan in Our Town
    Mar 4, 2018
    The Gospel According to Matthew: Matthew 4:23-25 Master Builder: The Strategy for Building a Christ Exalting Ministry that Defeats the Reign of Satan in Our Town
    Series: Matthew
    Mar 4, 2018
  • Feb 25, 2018“Laborers For the Harvest” Matthew 9:37-38
    Feb 25, 2018
    “Laborers For the Harvest” Matthew 9:37-38
    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
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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Blog

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 …


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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 …


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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 …


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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 …


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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 …


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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 …


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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 …


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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 …


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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 …


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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 …


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