Worship Services:

demoSunday - New Schedule

 8:30 am - Contemporary

11:00 am - Traditional


Bible Study: 9:45 am

See our bulletin for regular scheduled activities.

Our Mission:


First Baptist Church of Crystal River exists to Touch Hearts and Transform Lives by Sharing the Love of Jesus Christ!  

Come join us on this exciting Mission!


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Wednesday Schedule:

Wednesday Night Supper 4:30 - 5:45
Kids Praise 5:00-6:00
Awana Clubs 6:00-7:30
Handbell Choir 6:15 - 7:00
Youth 6:00-7:30
Adult Prayer & Bible Study 6:00-7:15
Adult Choir 7:15-8:30


View our Calendar for more activities.



Meet Our Staff

Dr. Tim Lantzy, Senior Pastor
Scott Connelly, Interim Youth Pastor
Miss Kelly Lapp, Children's Director


Contact Our Church

Monday-Friday, 8:30am-3:30pm
700 N Citrus Avenue
Crystal River, FL 34428
Ph:  352.795.3367
Fax: 352.795.3714



Welcome to First Baptist Church of Crystal River, Florida

We welcome everyone to our church and fellowship. If you are looking for a loving, caring and Bible preaching church, come and visit us at First Baptist. Our doors are always open. If you have special needs or need someone to pray with you, feel free to call our church office.

The ABC's of Becoming A Christian

  • Admit that you have sinned, that you have broken God’s Law.
  • Believe that Jesus Christ died for every wrong thing you’ve ever done. Believe that He was buried and rose again on the third day.
  • Confess to Jesus that you want Him to forgive you and lead your life.

Are you ready to receive Jesus into your life? Say this prayer, “God, I admit that I have sinned against you. I believe that Jesus died for me and rose again. The best way I know how, I receive Jesus into my life to lead me and save me. Amen.”

Please contact one of our staff so that we may pray with you and help you understand what it means to becoming a Christian.

A Note From Our Pastor

December is the month to think again about God’s wondrous gift in sending His Son into our world. The wonder of Christmas is a mystery to captivate our soul over and over again. This year I invite you to join me in considering the wonder of Christmas through two messages and a choir celebration:

  • December 7 “A Tale of Two Kings”

  •  December 14 “The Little Things of Christmas

” December 21 “Only Love” (Choir Celebration) The Choir Christmas special will be a little different this year. Instead of the Singing Christmas Tree, our choir will join the choir at First Baptist Dunnellon for a special musical. Both choirs will present “Only Love” at First Baptist Crystal River on Friday, December 19th at 7:00 p.m. Both choirs will present the same musical on Saturday, December 20th at 7:00 p.m. at First Baptist Dunnellon. The event is free but tickets are required for both Friday and Saturday evening. Tickets are also limited.

The Christmas season is about giving. As you make your list and check it twice, don’t forget to include the Lottie Moon Christmas Offering. About 5000 missionaries are counting on our generous support. The Lottie Moon Christmas Offering provides 50% of the annual support for our international missionaries. It’s our way of touching hearts and transforming lives around the world. Consider giving a gift that will impact lives across the globe. Our church goal this year is $10,000.00.

Christmas Eve offers two opportunities to celebrate the birth of our Savior. The first service will begin at 6:00 p.m. and will feature our children and youth ministries. The second service will begin at 7:30 p.m. and will feature our adult ministry. Both services will be held in the Sanctuary. Both services will also feature Christmas favorites and a message to help us think about the wonder of Christmas. Merry Christmas everyone!

God Bless,

Pastor Tim


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