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

Our Homecoming Celebration is almost here! Homecoming Sunday will be October 22. We will have two identical services that day at 9:30 a.m. and 11:00 a.m. We will also be serving a complimentary lunch at the conclusion of both services. The Outreach Team will prepare the lunch and the only thing you need to bring is a dessert to share. Our goal for that Sunday is to have 500 people present between the two services. For that goal to become a reality, we need everyone to invite and bring a friend. You can invite a former member, an inactive member, or someone who has never attended our church. Invite cards are available and we need everyone’s help to make this goal a reality.

Homecoming Sunday will be followed by three evenings of celebration and revival services. The services on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday will begin at 6:30 p.m. Pastor Ed Johnson will be our guest speaker. Ed Johnson served as senior pastor of First Baptist Ocala for 25 years. Pastor Johnson is excited about speaking that week and I’m sure you’re going to be excited to hear him. Jeff and Faith Leslie will provide special music on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday. Mark your calendar for four days of spiritual uplift and growth!

In preparation for Homecoming, I’m continuing the message series called “More of God, Less of Me.” This series will examine stories in the Bible about people who experi-enced the supernatural. Something incredible happens and the only explanation is that God did it. The good news is that God is still in the supernatural business. He’s still intervening in the lives of people and doing supernatural things. The messages this month will include:

  • October 1 Gideon (Judges 7:2-8,19-21)

  • October 8 Healing of the Crippled Beggar (Acts 3:1-10)

  • October 15 Jericho (Joshua 6:1-20)

Thinking about joining the church family at First Baptist Church of Crystal River? The next New Members Class is Saturday, October 14, 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! Sign-up in the Welcome Center and join the family at First Baptist Church!

God Bless,

Pastor Tim


first image second image third image fourth image fifth image sixth image seventh image eighth image
themed object
A Place to Belong!
Bookmark and Share