John Holmes & Family

I possess a burden to preach, teach, evangelize, and make disciples in a lost and dying world desperately needing Jesus. I believe evangelism and discipleship involve urgent matters of life and death, as God “[snatches] them out of the fire” (Jude 1:23). Not only does our Lord command it, but He uses His faithful servants while superintending the entire process. I believe hell exists as a real place of everlasting punishment separated from God, and He wants none to perish! As stewards of the Good News, we have a message of Hope! I hope to encourage believers to glorify God, serve Him, and love Him with their entire heart, mind, body, and soul. The Baptist Convention of New Mexico (BCNM) says, “Over 83% of New Mexicans do not attend a Gospel-teaching church.” I am praying that the life-changing power of the Gospel will spread in Moriarty, Edgewood, the East Mountains, across New Mexico, and unto the ends of the earth (Acts 1:8).


Due to circumstances, John Holmes and his family will be wrapping up their responsibilities and obligations before he begins his full time lead pastorate here at The People Church in June 2022.

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Our Purpose:

Build community, give hope, make disciples

We believe that God has placed this congregation, in this place, at this time, for a unique purpose. That purpose is to Build Community, Give Hope, and Make Disciples. Each of us was born with a need to belong. We are hardwired for community. We desire to be the hub of community in the Estancia Valley. Likewise, it is impossible to live a life fulfilled without hope. For us, hope is found not in our circumstances, but in Jesus Christ. Finally, as Jesus followers, it is our mission in life to train others to follow Jesus. This training process is often called discipleship. Our church is called to reach our neighbors and the nations with the life changing message of Jesus. At The People Church, we will accomplish this by Building Community, Giving Hope, and Making Disciples.

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Come as you are

At The People Church | First Baptist Moriarty, we want you to come as you are. You don't have to dress a certain way, or be a particular age. You don't have to pretend about anything, we want you, to be you. We want to offer a place where God meets people who are far from perfect. That means anyone is welcome, no matter where you are on your spiritual journey. We want you to learn at your own pace. Ask questions. Seek. We believe you will find what you are looking for. You can experience hope, community, and love. Join us as we seek God together, just come as you are.

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