The River Student Ministry




Meet Our Staff

Dr. Tim Lantzy, Senior Pastor
Tim Wuester, Min. of Worship Arts
Ben Gavrun, Min. of Youth/Educ
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




The River Student Ministry

Pastor Ben leads our students through bible study, plans events and reaches out to students to help them grow in their Christian walk. The Student Ministry reaches youth in 6th - 12th grade in the Ministries Building where they have Bible Study, Worship Time, Activities & Games.

Bible Study:

Sunday - 9:45 am - Life Groups
Wednesday - 6:00 pm - Student Service


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Our Mission

The River Student Ministry exists to connect lost students with Christ and encourage them to GROW in faith, REACH the world, ADORE God, CARE for each other, and ENGAGE in ministry.


Music & Mentors - Operation Students

MUSIC & MENTORS - Every Wednesday 5:00 - 5:30

“A time for those youth who are just starting out and need some hands on help to get started and for those who have the basics just to practice what they are already working on. Some instruments are available for them to use, also giving them an opportunity to try something new! See Pastor Ben for more information.”

Note from Pastor Ben

Sun. Apr. 8 5th Grade Family Event
All 5th grade students and families are invited to come to a fun
afternoon at Tree Top Adventures Zip Line tours in Crystal
River! 5th grade students are free. Please sign up by April 4th in
the church office

Tue. Apr. 10 Worship Workshop
5:30PM – 7:30PM In Victory Hall
Learn: guitar, piano, bass guitar, or drums! We’ll teach you a
song in only a few hours!
Dinner provided.
(Bring your own instrument. If you do not have an instrument,
Please STILL COME! We’ll let you borrow one of ours for the
Sign up in the Church office, or Student Ministry Building.

Wed. Apr. 25 Fundraiser and Silent Auction
Support students to go to camp this summer, by coming to dinner.
We will be having a silent auction to auction off cakes/
desserts etc… Show off your best baking skills and watch your
cake make money, in order to help a young person go to camp!

Wed. Apr. 25 New 6th Grade preview night
5th grade Parents and students join us at 6PM in the River Student
Ministry building. Get a tour of our building, hear all about
student ministry, and see what we do each Wednesday Night!

April 27-28 Secret Church Weekend
Students pay only $15. We will be converging with other local
youth ministries for the weekend. Worship by Word of Life and
the teaching will be by Zeb Bishop, who is part of the Strength
Team! Pay Pastor Ben by April 8th to reserve your t-shirt!


Pastor Ben



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