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
Pastor John Potts, Minister of Student Ministries
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

November is a month to focus upon giving thanks and sharing with those in need. It’s a time to give praise to God for all He has done and a time to bless others. “Enter his gates with thanksgiving and his courts with praise; give thanks to him and praise his name” (Psalm 100:4).

We welcome Scott Connelly to our staff as our Youth Ministry Interim Pastor. Scott has served as Youth Pastor at churches in Georgia, Kansas and Florida. Scott is married to his wife, Denise, and they have two girls: Destiny and Savannah. Scott will be serving our youth ministry on Sunday and Wednesday and working about 20 hours a week. Scott will be sharing some information about youth ministry on November 9th .

November is about serving the needs of others. The Ingathering will take place on Sunday, November 2nd. These groceries will be used to serve the needs of our community during the Thanksgiving season. We will dedicate the shoe boxes for the Samaritans Purse Ministry on November 9 th . This is a great opportunity to bless a child around the world. We will also host our annual Community Thanksgiving dinner. People from all areas of our community will join together on Thanksgiving Day to share a thanksgiving meal. You can get involved in this ministry by volunteering to serve and by giving to help with the cost.

The message series in November is called “Our Spiritual Pathway.” This series will help us answer some of life’s most important questions. Questions like: What should I be doing with my life? What does God want me to do with the one and only life He gave me? What is my purpose in life? How do I know if I’m doing the right things with my life? This series teaches us four things that God absolutely wants us to do. These four things are:

  •  November 2 Knowing Christ

  • November 9 Growing In Christ

  • November 16 Serving Christ

  • November 23 Sharing Christ

Thinking about joining the church family at First Baptist Church Crystal River? The next New Members Class is Saturday, December 13th from 8:30 a.m. until 12:00 noon. You’re invited to join us in touching hearts and transforming lives!

God Bless,

Pastor Tim


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