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.


Music & Mentors - Operation Students

MUSIC & MENTORS - Every Wednesday 5:00 - 5:30

“A time for those youth who are just starting out and need some hands on help to get started and for those who have the basics just to practice what they are already working on. Some instruments are available for them to use, also giving them an opportunity to try something new! See Pastor Ben for more information.”

Note from Pastor Ben

Sunday, May 20: Graduation Recognition

If you, or a loved one you know is graduating from high
school, college or receiving a degree of some sort, we
would like to celebrate with you. Please send the details
into the church office. We would like to recognize you on
this Sunday morning in worship.

June 18-22: Christ in Citrus

Students sign up to evangelize in Citrus County at the Nature
Walk community this week. We will work with Rebecca
Thielemann and provide an evangelism outreach to
children and teenagers who live in this area.

July 9-13: Super Summer!

Our big summer experience this year will be at Super Summer
at Lake Yale, Florida Baptist Retreat and Conference
Center. The cost per student is $295. If you have not
turned in your $50 deposit please do so today! We will
have a few more fundraisers before camp begins. Please
make sure you are able to participate and cut down your
cost for camp. If you have not yet signed up, you can grab
a registration packet in the Student Ministry Building.


Pastor Ben



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