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

Happy New Year! I hope you had a very Merry Christmas and a good start to the New Year. There’s something refreshing and energizing about starting a new year. The previous year is behind us and the new calendar is mostly empty. Blank pages are just waiting to be filled with adventure and opportunity. A new year is the perfect time for new goals, new dreams, and new possibilities.

I’m beginning a new message series in January called “Discovering God’s Path for Victory.” It’s a series that will take us through the New Testament Book of Philippians. By taking God’s path in life, we’ll discover victory in our personal life, our spiritual life and our family life. The same path that Paul paves for the Philippians can be applied today to bring success and victory in the new year. The January topics are:

  • January 4 Invested Life or Wasted Life (Philippians 1:1-6)

  • January 11 The Right Way to Pray (Philippians 1:9-11)

  • January 18 Problems or Possibilities (Philippians 1:12-14)

  • January 25 Living With No Regrets (Philippians 1:19-21)

Tim Wuester, our new Minister of Worship, will join our staff on Sunday, January 4th. We are so blessed to have Tim and Amy and family as part of our church family. We look forward to all the great things God is going to do in our music and worship ministry through Tim’s leadership. It’s going to be a great year.

 I’m beginning a new class this year called “Beginning Steps: A Growth Guide For New Believers.” The class is designed for new believers and teaches seven steps to get your spiritual life started in the right direction. If you are a new Christian or feel that you have never been taught the basics, I encourage you to sign-up for this class. I will offer the class for the first time on Saturday, January 31, from 8:30 a.m. until 12:00 noon. You can sign-up for the class in Victory Hall.

God Bless,

Pastor Tim


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