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 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

December is the month to think again about God’s wondrous gift in sending His
Son into our world. The Savior has come. Someone cares. God hasn’t forgotten us. He
sent Jesus to be with us. There is a God in heaven and He cares for all people.

  • December 10 Singing Christmas Tree Presentation

  • December 17 Christmas: Someone Cares (Luke 2:8-20)

  • December 24 Christmas: Wise Men Still Seek Him (Matthew 2:1-12)

The Singing Christmas Tree is back with its 2017 edition. The presentation will
take place on Friday and Saturday, December 8-9, at 7:00 p.m. and Sunday, December
10, at 9:00 a.m. and 11:00 a.m. We will also offer refreshments on Friday and Saturday
an hour before the presentation. Get your tickets by calling the church office. Church
members do not need a ticket for Sunday morning! Yet we encourage you to invite a
friend and get your friend a ticket for Sunday morning as your guest! Sign-up in the
Welcome Center to be an usher or greeter or volunteer in Victory Hall on Friday and

The Christmas season is also about giving. As you make your list and check it
twice, don’t forget to include the Lottie Moon Christmas Offering. About 4000 missionaries
are counting on our generous support. The Lottie Moon Christmas Offering provides
50% of the annual support for our international missionaries. It’s our way of
touching hearts and transforming lives around the world. Consider giving a gift that
will impact lives across the globe. Our church goal this year is $10,000.00.

Christmas Eve takes place on a Sunday this year. We will have our regular Sunday
morning services at 8:30 a.m. and 11:00 a.m. that day. In addition, a traditional
candlelight service will take place at 7:00 p.m. The Christmas Eve service will feature
Christmas favorites and a message to help us think about the wonder of Christmas and
the peace that Christ can bring to us. Merry Christmas everyone!

God Bless,

Pastor Tim


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