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!
Contact Our Church
700 N Citrus Avenue
Crystal River, FL 34428
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
Christmas is right around the corner. It’s time to think about the Christmas story once again. This year I want us to focus upon Isaiah 9:6. In this prophet verse, Isaiah describes the Messiah in some unexpected ways. This Christmas season I want us to explore those unexpected descriptions and consider what they mean for us today:
December 8 Wonderful Counselor
December 15 Mighty God
December 22 Prince of Peace
The Christmas season is the time for giving. As you make your list and check it twice, don’t forget to include the Lottie Moon Christmas Offering. About 5000 missionaries are counting on our generous support. The Lottie Moon Christmas Offering provides 50% of the annual support for our international missionaries. It’s our way of touching hearts and transforming lives around the world. Consider giving a gift that will impact lives across the globe. Our church goal this year is $10,000.00.
We have a special missionary guest coming to our church on Wednesday, December 4th. Craig Phelps and family have been serving in SE Asia through our Cooperative Program since 2006. I will introduce you to Craig through video on December 1 and you can meet him in person on December 4th. Come with your questions about how Southern Baptists are working to reach the world through Christ.
Christmas Eve offers two opportunities to celebrate the birth of our Savior. The first service will begin at 6:00 p.m. and will feature our children and youth ministries. This service is more casual and will be held in Victory Hall. The second service will begin at 7:30 p.m. and will feature our adult ministry. This service is more formal and will be held in the Sanctuary. Both services will feature Christmas favorites and a message to help us think about the significance of Christmas.