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!


Got Questions? Need answers?

Wednesday Schedule:

Wednesday Night Supper 4:30 - 5:45
Kids Praise 6:00-7:30
Awana Clubs 6:00-7:30 Resumes in August
Handbell Choir 6:15 - 7:00 Ressumes Aug 12
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
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

October continues the message series called “Heaven: It’s Not What You Think.” Many times our understanding about heaven comes from sources like movies, the media and even the speculations of our closest friends. One Sunday after church someone told me about a little boy who got confused about Jesus’ resurrection. He learned in church that Jesus came back from the dead. The boy immediately concluded that Jesus was a “zombie” because in his world anyone who comes back from the dead is a zombie.

Do you have some beliefs like that? Our continued study about heaven will find us talking about resurrected bodies and a restored earth. We won’t become zombies but we will have a new body. What will our resurrected body look like and feel like? What will life be like on the new earth? Will we still eat food? Will there be animals? Will we have jobs? Will we learn and grow?

We’ll answer all those questions in the month of October. Here are the final three messages about heaven:

October 4 A New Body

 October 11 A New Relationship

October 18 A New Community

 I want to say a special “thank-you” to everyone involved in our usher, greeter and care ministries. Thank-you to those who are continuing in these ministries and thank-you to those who have recently joined these ministries. You are doing a wonderful job of making our church like heaven on earth for our new people. You are continuing to make First Baptist Church of Crystal River a wonderful place for people to come and worship God and connect with caring people.

Thinking about joining the church family at First Baptist Church of Crystal River? The next New Members Class is Saturday, October 10 from 8:30 a.m. until 12:00 noon. You can sign-up in Victory Hall or by calling the church office. We would love to have you join our family and join our mission of touching hearts and transforming lives!

God Bless,

Pastor Tim


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