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!


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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

September will find us working through the 8-week series called “Love Your Neighbor, Share Christ.” We are studying this theme “Love Your Neighbor, Share Christ” in our Sunday morning messages as well as in our adult, youth and children Bible Study classes. This 8-week journey involves our entire church family and includes all ages. The goal is that these themes and the process we’re undertaking will become a normal part of our church. At the end of this series, we want “Love Your Neighbor, Share Christ” to become an active part of our culture at First Baptist Church.

Why are we putting so much emphasis upon “Love Your Neighbor, Share Christ?” On October 26-28 we’re hosting a series of evangelistic meetings. David Burton from the Florida Baptist Convention will be our evangelistic speaker. David will be speaking on Sunday morning (8:30 a.m.; 9:45 a.m.; and 11:00 a.m.), Sunday evening (6:30 p.m.), Monday evening (6:30 p.m.) and Tuesday evening (6:30 p.m.).

Why are we having these special meetings? We want to invite unsaved and unchurched people to the meetings and see them come to Christ. We want people outside the family of God to join the family of God that week by putting their trust in Jesus Christ for salvation. We want to see God do a great work by bringing many people to faith in Christ that week.

“Love Your Neighbor, Share Christ” is our opportunity to get spiritually prepared and trained for that week. We don’t want to have three days of meetings just so we can say we had three days of meetings. We don’t want these three days to come and go and then return to life as usual. We want these three days to be life-changing for our church and for the people who will join us. We want God to do something that week which will impact our church for days and months into the future. We want to begin something at our church that will last and last and that will make a difference in our community.

God Bless,

Pastor Tim


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