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

July marks my fifth year as Senior Pastor at First Baptist Church Crystal River. Where has the time gone? These have been fast years, busy years and blessed years. God has blessed me and my family in wonderful ways. God has blessed our church in touching hearts and transforming lives for Him. You, the church family at First Baptist Church, have blessed me and my family in incredible ways.

Thank you for making First Baptist Church Crystal River such a wonderful place to belong. You are friendly to everyone and welcome everyone who walks through our doors. You volunteer and give your time to support ministries that touch hearts and transform lives. You give of your resources to fund ministries and to help people find Christ. You invite your friends to come and join this wonderful family and get involved in what God is doing among us. You go the extra mile to visit someone in a hospital or to bring a meal to someone in need. You are the church. You make our church a wonderful place to call home.

As the past five years have been blessed, I believe that the future holds even greater blessings. God is just getting started in what He wants to accomplish among us. There are still many people in our community who don’t know Christ and who don’t go to church. We need to love them. We need to reach them. We need to share Christ with them. We’ve only scratched the surface. We’re just getting started. Even now, great plans are being made for this fall season. This fall is a great opportunity for us to step out in faith and trust God for a significant future. More details are coming soon, but, for now, keep your calendars open for October 26-28. These three days can make an eternal difference in the life of our church!

Speaking of having faith in what God can do, the Summer Message Series called “Faith Stories” continues throughout the month of July. 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:

  • July 6 Noah

  • July 13 Moses

  • July 20 Joshua

  • July 27 Gideon

“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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