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

The message series called “Getting to Know the Holy Spirit” will conclude in
February. This series will help answer some of the most important questions about
the third person of the Holy Trinity.

 Questions like: Is the Holy Spirit a person or just a force? How can the Holy Spirit help me live a better Christian life? What qualities does the Holy Spirit want to build into my life? What gifts has the Holy Spirit given me and what should I do with them? The message schedule for February is as follows:

  • February 3 The Fruit of the Holy Spirit (Galatians 5:19-23)

  • February 10 The Gifts of the Holy Spirit (1 Cor. 12:4-11)

I want to say a special “thank-you” to all the volunteers at First Baptist Church
of Crystal River. It’s your dedication and voluntary service that enables us to touch the
lives of so many people. If you are ready to serve and need some help finding the right
place to serve, give me a call or complete the blue form in the bulletin and we’ll talk
about where God is leading you to make a difference for Him.

Many of our existing ministries are looking for new people. Have you considered using your talents in children’s ministry, youth ministry, the nursery, the choir, the usher ministry or the greeting team? We need your help to touch even more hearts so that God can transform their lives.

Not sure which ministry is right for you? Let me encourage you to take the class
called “Finding My Place In Ministry.” This class will be offered on Saturday, February
23rd from 8:00 a.m. until 12:00 noon. This interactive class will help you discover
great insights into your personality, spiritual gifts, abilities, passions and life experiences. These things add up to helping you find the ministry that is just right for you.
Sign-up at the Information Table in the main foyer and join the learning fun!

God Bless,

Pastor Tim


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