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

The hot days of August mark a time for new beginnings. Our teachers and students will soon be making their way back to school with all the challenges of beginning a new grade. Our church is approaching a new fall season with dreams and anticipation of what God is going to do. Keep praying for the search team as they seek God’s guidance in the hiring of our new Minister of Music. Get ready for a new church adventure called “Love Your Neighbor and Share Christ” coming at the end of August. Start praying now about a series of evangelistic meetings coming October 26-28.

Have you found your place in ministry? Have you found the ministry that is right for you? I will be presenting a workshop called “PLACE” on Saturday, August 23, from 8:00 a.m.-12:00 noon. This workshop will help you learn many things about yourself and will guide you in finding the ministry that is just right for you. The word “PLACE” is an acronym that means the following:

Personality Profile

Learning Spiritual Gifts

Abilities Awareness

Connecting Passion to Ministry

Experiences of Life

The Summer Message Series called “Faith Stories” continues during the month of August. We will look at several people in the Bible who stepped out in faith and believed God for their future. I pray that this series will help increase our faith as we trust God for great things both in our personal lives and in the life of our church. This series will get our hearts prepared for all the good things that God wants to do in our church this fall. The message series includes the following stories:

August 3 David

August 10 The Roman Centurion

August 17 Simon Peter

Thinking about joining our church family? The next New Members Class is Saturday, September 20th from 8:30 a.m. until 12:00 noon. You can sign-up in the Relational Center. Get ready for a great fall season!

“And without faith it is impossible to please God, because anyone who comes to him must believe that he exists and that he rewards those who earnestly seek him” (Hebrews 11:6)

God Bless,

Pastor Tim


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