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Worship Services:

demo 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!


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Wednesday Schedule:

Wednesday Night Supper 4:30 - 5:45
Kids Praise 5:00-6:00

Handbells 6:00 - 7:00
Awana Clubs 5:45-7:30
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
Tim Wuester, Min. of Worship Arts
Ben Gavrun, Min. of Youth/Education
Fran Lynn, Children 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

November is a month to focus upon giving thanks and sharing with those in
need. It’s a time to give praise to God for all He has done and a time to bless others.
“Enter his gates with thanksgiving and his courts with praise; give thanks to him and
praise his name” (Psalm 100:4).

November is about serving the needs of others. Thank you to everyone who
participated in the Ingathering. These groceries will be used to serve the needs of our
community during the Thanksgiving season. We will dedicate the shoe boxes for the
Samaritans Purse Ministry on Sunday, November 12th. This is a great opportunity to
bless a child around the world. We will also host our annual Community Thanksgiving
dinner. People from all over our community will join together on Thanksgiving Day to
share a thanksgiving meal. You can get involved in this ministry by volunteering to
serve and by giving to help with the cost.

The message series in November is called “Qualities I Need In My Life.” This series
will examine six character qualities that every person needs. These six qualities
will serve us well in every season of life. These qualities are also lived out by certain
people in the Bible so we can understand how they work in real life. The message
schedule is as follows:

  • October 29 Honesty With God (Lamentations 3:19-24)

  • November 5 Courage (Esther 4:12-16)

  • November 12 Faith (John 4:46-53)

  • November 19 Holiness (Genesis 39:1-16)

  • November 26 Loyalty (Ruth 1:11-18)

I pray that you and your family have a blessed November and will be led by God
a moment or two this month to touch the heart and transform the life of another person!

God Bless,

Pastor Tim


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