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!


Got Questions? Need answers?

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
Tim Wuester, Minister of Worship Arts
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

The month of May is marked by transition. Students are completing one grade and making a transition into the next grade or into a new school. Graduates are saying “good-bye” to their place of learning and making a transition into the next phase of their life. Perhaps you are making a transition into a new job, a new relationship, a new location, a new level of health, or a new season of life.

A season of transition is a good time to ask questions. It’s an appropriate time to reflect upon where we have been and where we are going. It’s the right time to make sure of our identity and direction in life.

May seems like the perfect month to begin a new message series about our Christian identity. As a believer in Jesus Christ, how should I define myself? What should I think about myself? How should I view myself? What is my identity?

In this series you’re going to discover that your identity is not based on what’s been done to you but on what Jesus has done for you. You’re not what you do but what Jesus has done for you. What you do doesn’t determine who you are. Rather, who you are in Christ determines what you do.

Our identity in Christ is important to keep us on the right track during times of transition. Our life may be in transition mode but our identity remains secure. It doesn’t change. Therefore, it can serve as an anchor during a turbulent transition from one life chapter to the next.

What is Christian identity? This series will help you understand that you are in Christ, you are blessed, you are loved, you are victorious and you are forgiven. Knowing who you are in Jesus Christ will go a long way in helping you navigate life’s transitions. The transitions are coming. You can’t ignore them. You must face them. And a firm understanding of your identity in Jesus Christ will help you navigate them with purpose.

Thinking about joining the church family at First Baptist Church of Crystal River? The next New Members Class is Saturday, May 16, 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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