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 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

I want to say a special “thank-you” to everyone in our church family for making Palm Sunday and Easter Sunday so special this year. It was two great Sundays to celebrate Jesus and His resurrection and to bring glory to God for all He has done for us. Thank you to everyone who participated in the drama min-istry, the choir, the tech team, and the praise band. Thank you for bringing breakfast food to share and for staffing Victory Hall all morning. Thank you for bringing extra flowers for our guests and for leading the way in flowering the cross. Thank you for greeting friends and guests and for serving in the usher ministry. Thank you for inviting family, friends and neighbors to join the cele-bration and for helping in the parking lot with the golf carts. By working togeth-er and sharing responsibility, it was a great celebration for everyone!

I’m beginning a new message series called “Getting to Know Jesus through His Words.” This series will examine some of Jesus’ most famous and familiar teachings. The goal is for these teachings to draw us into a deeper rela-tionship with Jesus. These teachings will help us get to know Jesus better and challenge us to live like Jesus did. We want to know Jesus and become more like Jesus. Here is the message schedule for May:

  • May 5 Shepherd and Sheep (John 10:11-18)

  • May 12 Prayer (Matthew 7:7-11)

  • May 19 Rich Young Man (Matthew 19:16-26)

  • May 26 Taxes to Caesar (Matthew 22:15-22)

Thinking about joining the church family at First Baptist Church of Crystal River? The next New Members Class is Saturday, May 4th 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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