Worship Services:

demoSunday - New Schedule

 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!


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Wednesday Schedule:

Wednesday Night Supper 4:30 - 5:45
Kids Praise 5:00-6:00
Awana Clubs 6:00-7:30
Handbell Choir 6:15 - 7:00
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, Minister of Music
Scott Connelly, Interim Youth Pastor
Miss Kelly Lapp, Children's 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

February is a month for Super Things. The first Sunday of February is the annual Super Bowl. Thetwo best teams in the NFL battle it out for the Super Bowl championship! You can watch the Super Bowl with your church family on the big screen in Victory Hall. The fun starts at 6:00 p.m. Bring some finger foods to share and cheer for your favorite team!

February also has super things taking place at First Baptist Church. First, the youth have their Disciple Now weekend on February 6-8. We are partnering with two other churches for this great event. The cost is only $20. If you can provide a host home for a few teenagers that weekend, see Pastor Scott. God is going to do great things that weekend!

Second, the Awana Ministry has their annual Grand Prix race on February 28 from 10:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m. The children will race their Grand Prix cars and compete for some cool trophies. The Men’s Ministry is partnering with the Children’s Ministry this year by providing a Pit Stop the Saturday before the race on February 21 from 10:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m. Many of our children need help placing the wheels on their cars and inserting weights to bring the car up to but not over 5 ounces. Guys, if you would be willing to help some children put together their cars, see Pastor Tim or Miss Kelly.

Third, our church is in the process of forming a partnership with an organization called “24 to Double.” It’s a proven plan for building systems that will grow our church in the next 24 months. Everyone will have an opportunity to participate in this process and join God in doing great things in the life of our church. More details are coming soon. For now, remember the phrase “24 to Double.”

Finally, we continue the message series in February called “God’s Path to Victory.” God’s blessings and favor are waiting as we live on the path He has marked out for our lives. February messages include:

  • February 1 “Living Between Two Worlds” (1:22-26)

  • February 8 “Standing Strong In A Secular World” (1:27-30)

  • February 15 “Relationships That Work” (2:1-4)

  • February 22 “The Way Up Is Down” (2:5-11)

Thinking about joining the church family at First Baptist Church Crystal River? The next New
Members Class is Saturday, March 21 from 8:30 a.m. until 12:00 noon. We would love to have you join our family and join our mission by touching hearts and transforming lives!

P.S. Men, after the Super Bowl is over and the season ends, the most super thing we need to remember is that Valentines' Day is Saturday, February 14th!

God Bless,

Pastor Tim


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