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 5:15-5:45

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
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

September is a great month to get connected with people. One way to get to know
more people and take your level of involvement to a higher level is to join a small group. We
have Bible studies for all ages that meet every Sunday morning from 9:45 a.m. until 10:45
a.m. We have over ten adult Bible studies for you to try. These studies will give you an opportunity to study the Bible in a group setting, to get to know people, and to have a team of people who will pray for you and support you no matter what life throws your way. Give one of these studies a try and take your connection to a deeper level. You’ll find a place where you can help others and others can help you.

September marks the beginning of a new message series called “Connecting with a
God You Cannot See.” Many people want to connect with God but they don’t know how. How
can I have a relationship with God when I can’t see Him, touch Him or even send Him a text?
How can I get close to God without being able to physically look into His eyes and hear His
voice? The good news is that the Bible gives us specific things we can do each day to connect
with God. God wants to connect with us and there are ways to make that happen. This
month we’ll explore five of those ways. The schedule for September is as follows:

  • September 1 Prayer (James 5:13-16)

  • September 8 Bible Study (2 Timothy 3:16-17)

  • September 15 Worship (John 4:23)

  • September 22 Confession (1 John 1:9)

  • September 29 Service (Matthew 20:25-28)

God wants believers in Jesus Christ to grow into Spiritual Maturity. What is Spiritual
Maturity? What can I do to mature my relationship with Christ? What is God’s goal for my
maturity? We’ll answer these questions and many more in a class called “Discovering Spiritual Maturity.” The class will meet on Saturday, September 21 from 8:00 a.m. until noon. Come
and learn four ways to grow your spiritual life into maturity.

Thinking about becoming a member at First Baptist Church? The New Members Class
will take place on Saturday, October 12 from 8:30 a.m. until 12:00 noon. You can sign-up on
the clipboard at church or by calling the church office.

God Bless,

Pastor Tim


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