Worship Services:

demoSunday - New Schedule

 8:30 am - Soft Contemporary
 9:45 am - Contemporary

11:00 am - Traditional


Bible Study: 8:30, 9:45 am and 11 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
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
Rev. Gary Kirksey, Minister of Music/Education
Pastor John Potts, Minister of Youth
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

Easter Sunday is April 20. The Easter season is late this year but fast approach- ing. We have a special and unique celebration planned at First Baptist Church. All three services (8:30; 9:45; and 11:00) will be identical and adult Bible Study classes will not meet. Our choir will present special music, drama and video. We will celebrate the Lord’s Supper with Jesus and His disciples as part of the presentation. We will also “flower the cross” in all three services as part of our tradition. Bring flowers for you and your family and a flower or two to share with a guest. The crosses will then be placed outside after each service for family pictures.

Easter Sunday is a great Sunday to invite a friend or family member to come to church with you. Start praying now for the person God wants you to invite. Then place one of our church business cards into the hands of your friends. A special invitation to join you on Easter Sunday may be the encouragement your friend needs!

Our goal this year is to have a packed house in all three services. We need your help to make that a reality! Last year we did not have enough room for everyone at the 11:00 service. This year we’re asking those who normally attend the 11:00 service to consider coming at either 8:30 or 9:45 to make room for our guests at 11:00. Again, all three services will be identical on Easter. You will experience the same presentation in all three services.

Start now to make Easter a great day. Make a list of the people you would like to invite. Place some business cards in your wallet or purse. Pray for opportunities to invite people and hand out the cards between now and Easter. Let’s make Easter 2014 a great Sunday in all three services!

God Bless,

Pastor Tim


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