The River Student Ministry




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




The River Student Ministry

Pastor Ben leads our students through bible study, plans events and reaches out to students to help them grow in their Christian walk. The Student Ministry reaches youth in 6th - 12th grade in the Ministries Building where they have Bible Study, Worship Time, Activities & Games.

Bible Study:

Sunday - 9:45 am - Life Groups
Wednesday - 6:00 pm - Student Service


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Our Mission

The River Student Ministry exists to connect lost students with Christ and encourage them to GROW in faith, REACH the world, ADORE God, CARE for each other, and ENGAGE in ministry.


Note from Pastor Ben

Fundraiser Breakfast at Beef O’ Brady’s

Saturday, May 25th 8am – 11am

Please come support our students and help them go to Summer Camp! Beef O’ Brady’s is partnering with us this year in our fundraising. They are providing a delicious pancake break-fast for us at a low cost so we can receive a greater profit for our fundraising efforts.
Our students are currently selling tickets for the breakfast.

Ticket cost:
$5 per plate, or $10 all you can eat.

Talk to one of our students, or student ministry volunteers to purchase your tickets!
We thank you for your support!

Much Grace,

Pastor Ben


100 Club


Do you want to make a difference in the lives of young people in Citrus County? We have an opportunity for you to serve God, and care for the young people we minister to through The River Student Ministries (Grade 6-12).

God is blessing our ministry and we are seeing growth! The full counsel of God is being de-clared, and lives are being changed! Young people are coming to Christ, being equipped in the Word, and being sent out to share the Gospel.

As you consider your part, I encourage you to pray for our young people, and pray about partnering with us in the “100 Club”

In partnering with us this way, you will make ministry for our young people possible for this year.

To be part of the “100 Club” please fill out one of the “100 Club” forms and turn it into the church office, or put it into the offering plate.

OUR GOAL this year is to have 100 people donate to the 100 Club.

Thank you for your partnership in helping to advance the Gospel in our community.

Much Grace,

Pastor Ben



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