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!


Got Questions? Need answers?

Wednesday Schedule:

Wednesday Night Supper 4:30 - 5:45
Kids Praise 5:00-6:00

Handbells 6:00 - 7:00
Awana Clubs 6:00 -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

Happy New Year! I hope you had a very Merry Christmas and are anticipating a good start to the New Year. We want to welcome everyone who has traveled from northern states to enjoy some Florida sunshine this winter. I pray that you also find First Baptist Church to be a warm and cozy place to worship and serve God this winter season.

A great way to begin the year is to join a Bible study on Sunday mornings at 9:45 a.m. We have ten adult Bible studies to choose from and classes for children and teenagers too. Studying the Bible with a group of people is a wonderful way to learn and make new friends at the same time. If you need help finding a class, check with the Welcome Desk inside the double glass doors. We’ll help you find the class that is right for you and the class that will help you grow closer to God.

The message series in January is called “Getting to Know the Holy Spirit.” This series will help us answer some of the most important questions about the third per-son of the Holy Trinity. Questions like: Is the Holy Spirit a person or just a force? What does it mean that the Holy Spirit lives in the spirits of Christians? How can the Holy Spirit help me live a better Christian life? What qualities is the Holy Spirit trying to build within my life? The message schedule for January is as follows:

  • January 6 The Person of the Holy Spirit

  • January 13 The Indwelling of the Holy Spirit

  • January 20 The Sealing of the Holy Spirit

  • January 27 The Filling of the Holy Spirit

Thinking about joining the church family at First Baptist Church of Crystal Riv-er? The next New Members Class is Saturday, January 26th from 8:30 a.m. until 12:00 noon. You’re invited to join us in touching hearts and transforming lives!

God Bless,

Pastor Tim


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