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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



Music & Media Ministries

Music Ministry Rehearsal Schedule

Hand Bell Choir Rehearsal Sundays at 1:00 p.m. and Wednesdays at 6 p.m.

Celebration Choir Rehearsal Wednesdays - 7:15 p.m.

Thursday: Praise Team Rehearsal (Vocalist & Instrumentalist) 6:30 p.m.

Monday: Youth Praise Band 5:00 p.m.

Worship Arts Ministry

The First Baptist Church of Crystal River Worship Arts Ministry will be as active as ever this fall semester with preparations for more special presentations.

The Singing Christmas Tree – Prep & Assembly

Please remember that The Singing Christmas Tree is ideal for those singers who may be able to make a shorter commitment rather than be active in the Worship Arts ministry for the entire church year.

 Pre-Construction Sanctuary prep will begin Sunday, November 26 immediately following the 11:00 AM worship service (Choir loft chairs removal, platform steps removal, Tree components pulled from underneath the platform,etc.). Some Tree assembly may take place.

 Assembling of the tree will continue on Monday, November 27 @ 9:00 AM. A Subway sandwich lunch will be provided for the construction crew.

 Lighting and Sanctuary decorating can start as soon as the Tree is safe to hang light panels and add garland, trim, bows, etc.

The Presentation Schedule

Please keep in mind that due to applicable codes, seating is limited and on a “1st come - 1
st seated” policy. In light of this, each presentation is a TICKETED event. The tickets are free, however, you will need a ticket to be seated. Tickets will be available on November 6th. Tickets can be obtained by either contacting the church office or by using the link on the church website (

Thursday, December 7 @ 7:00 PM – Friends and Family can attend this NON-TICKETED Dress Rehearsal. (Since it will be a dress rehearsal, there may be a few unexpected and potentially entertaining moments.)

**NOTE: Hospitality Refreshments will be available in Victory Hall 1 hour before each presentation.

*Friday, December 8 @ 7:00 PM – From Far and Wide (Historically, folks have come from far and wide to experience The Singing Christmas Tree) **ALL church members are strongly encouraged NOT to attend the presentation on this night but rather volunteer as an Usher, Greeter or Host.

*Saturday, December 9 @ 7:00 PM - Y’all Come (This presentation has the potential of having the pews filled with guests.) **ALL church members are strongly encouraged NOT to attend the presentation on this night but rather volunteer as an Usher, Greeter or Host.

*Sunday, December 10 @ 9:00 AM & 11:00 AM – Community Outreach (These morning presentations have a specific purpose. Since you are in the habit of attending worship each week, regular attenders are encouraged to get tickets from and give them to friends, family, neighbors, co-workers, etc. Also, you are encouraged to
ask your guests to sit with you for the presentation.)

The Singing Christmas Tree – Disassembly & Storage

 Disassembly & facility clean up will begin Sunday, December 10 after the pizza lunch in Victory Hall (approximately 1 hour after the presentation concludes). A dinner will arrive on campus around 6:00 PM in Victory Hall for the disassembly crew.

 Final storage & clean up will continue on Monday, December 11 @ 9:00 AM and should be concluded by Noon.

 A “Follow-up Outreach” will be lead by the Care Ministry/Outreach Team as soon as possible.

His, Tim

Worship Arts Ministries - Handbells & Worship Team


Do you want to learn a new skill? Do you want to satisfy some curiosity about whether you could learn how to play a handbell? Please contact Tim Wuester today and we can get answers to those questions…(903) 475-2070.


Needed NOW…singers and musicians to commit to being a part of a team of singers and musicians.Auditions are mandatory and having a passion for Contemporary worship music is a must.




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