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 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

 July is my anniversary month at First Baptist Church of Crystal River. This
marks my tenth year as senior pastor. It has been ten wonderful years. The time has
gone by quickly. Thank you to every person who makes our church such a wonderful
place for so many people. Your efforts each week keep our church strong and moving
in the right direction. Circumstances never stay the same but through all the ups and
downs our church remains a warm, friendly, welcoming home for many people in our

The future is filled with possibilities. My oldest daughter, Lizzy, has now graduated from high school and will attend the University of Florida in the fall. Thank you to everyone who congratulated her and encouraged her in finishing one chapter in her life and about to begin a new one. My youngest daughter, Vickie, will begin her junior year in high school. Time seems to fly! Our Long Range Planning Team is putting together a great plan to help us become stronger and reach more people for Christ in the years to come. The future involves change. Yet change opens the door to new possibilities!

Pray for the Search Team as they begin the process of finding the next Youth
Pastor for First Baptist Church. This person will play a strategic part in helping us
reach teenagers and young adults for Christ. This person will also play a pivotal role
in our plans for the future. Pray that God leads the team to the right person for this
important position in our church.

If you’re new to First Baptist Church of Crystal River, I would like to invite you
to attend the Pastor’s Lunch. This will take place on Sunday, July 28 at 12:15 p.m. in
Victory Hall. The Pastor’s Lunch gives you an opportunity to meet our ministerial
staff, hear more about the church and ask any questions you may have about the
church. There is also a delicious complimentary meal!

Thinking about joining the church family at First Baptist Church of Crystal River? The next New Members Class is Saturday, August 3, from 8:30 a.m. until 12:00 noon. You’re invited to join the family and all that God is doing in our church. You’re invited to join us in touching hearts and transforming lives!

God Bless,

Pastor Tim


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