Worship Services:

demo 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

Handbells 6:00 - 7:00
Awana Clubs 5:45-7:30
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
Tim Wuester, Min. of Worship Arts
Ben Gavrun, Min. of Youth/Educ
Donna Cusick, Dir. of Children's Min.


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

June marks the beginning of our summer season. The children are out of school. Vacations and time with family are scheduled on our calendars. It’s a time to relax and catch our breath before the fall season arrives once again.

Yet things are still busy at First Baptist Church of Crystal River. Vacation Bible School is scheduled for June 11-15 from 9:00 a.m. until 12:30 p.m. We are hoping to have over 100 children attend VBS this year and could use your help in making it a great success. You can register your children and grandchildren online or by calling the church office. We still need a few volunteers to help the children move from activ-ity to activity throughout the day. It’s a great way to invest in our children and to make a difference in their lives.
This month I’ll be concluding the message series called “The Church Is About One Another.” This month we will examine two more “one another” phrases:

  • June 10 Serve One Another (Galatians 5:13; 1 Peter 4:8-11)

  • June 17 Forgive One Another (Matthew 18:21-35)

Sunday, July 1, is a special patriotic celebration called “Celebrate America.” The service times for that day only are at 9:30 a.m. and 11:00 a.m. We will also serve lunch at 11:00 a.m. and 12:15 p.m. The church will provide the chicken and drinks and we are asking everyone to bring a side dish and dessert. The service will include special music, drama, testimony and a celebration of our nation’s freedom. We will honor our veterans through a special display in the Welcome Center and through a special recog-nition during the service. Make plans now and invite a friend!

Thinking about joining the church family at First Baptist Church of Crystal River? The next New Members Class is Saturday, July 21, from 8:30 a.m. until 12:00 noon. We would love to have you join our family and join our mission by touching hearts and transforming lives!

God Bless,

Pastor Tim


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