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 6:00-7:30
Awana Clubs 6:00-7:30 Resumes in August
Handbell Choir 6:15 - 7:00 Ressumes Aug 12
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/Education
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

February is always an exciting month at First Baptist Church of Crystal River.
The annual Super Bowl party will take place on February 7th at 6:30 p.m. The Youth are
sponsoring a Valentine Banquet on February 14th at 5:30 p.m. Tickets are $12.50 and
help our youth defray the cost of Summer Camp.

We continue the message series “I Believe” throughout February. We will look
together at essential Christian beliefs and how those beliefs can get lived out day by
day. The messages in February include:

  • February 7 The Church (Matthew 16:13-18)

  • February 14 Humanity (Luke 6:27-36)

  • February 21 Compassion (Luke 10:25-37)

  • February 28 Stewardship (Malachi 3:6-12)

February is also the month to continue our strategy called “Bring 3.” The goal of
Bring 3 is for every church member to do their best to invite 3 people to church this year.
Begin praying now and ask God who He would like you to invite.

When you have three names in mind, fill out the Commitment Card in the Welcome
Center with the three names on the back of the card. Then place the Commitment
Card in the basket. We will call you to get contact information for those three people.
We want to invite them to both our Palm Sunday “Living Last Supper” presentation and
our special Easter services. With everyone working together, we can help reach our
community for Christ.

Thinking about joining the church family at First Baptist Church of Crystal River?
The next New Members Class is Saturday, March 19 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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