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
Music & Mentors - 5:00
Kids Praise 5:00-6:00

Handbells 6:00 - 7:00
Awana Clubs 5:45-7:30
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/Education
Fran Lynn, Children 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

August is a great month to make a new beginning or to start something new. Our students and teachers are starting a new school year. It’s time for a new grade, a new class, and even a new school for some. At First Baptist Church, it’s time to begin the Awana Ministry once again. Awana Registration is August 9th and the first official Awana night is August 16th. It’s not too late to volunteer and to make this Awana year a great experience for all the children.

The Message Series during August is entitled “Three Priceless Gifts.” We often celebrate a person’s birthday by giving them a gift. There are three gifts you can give a person each and every day. These three gifts won’t cost you any money and these gifts are priceless to the person receiving them. If you’re looking for the perfect gift, try giving these gifts to the people in your life:

  • August 13 Appreciation (Ephesians 4:29-5:2)

  • August 20 Security (Psalm 37:3-7)

  • August 27 Understanding (Matthew 20:29-34)

The Pastor’s Lunch is scheduled for Sunday, August 6th at 12:15 p.m. in Vic-tory Hall. This luncheon is for new people who want to find out more about First Baptist Church of Crystal River. It’s an opportunity to meet the ministerial staff and ask any questions about the church you would like to ask. If you’re new to First Bap-tist, then sign-up in Victory Hall and join us for a delicious meal and informative time. The program lasts one hour.

Thinking about joining the church family at First Baptist Church of Crystal River? The next New Members Class is Saturday, August 12 from 8:30 a.m. until 12:00 noon. We would love to have you join our family and join our mission of touching hearts and transforming lives!une marks the beginning of our summer season. The children are out of school. Vacations and time with family are scheduled on our calendars. It’s a time to relax and catch our breath before the fall season arrives once again.

God Bless,

Pastor Tim


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