New to FACR?

We can't wait to meet you!

FACR is an exciting church situated in the heart of the Nature Coast. When you join us, we are sure to find a warm and welcoming atmosphere with friends who will be genuinely glad to see you.

Service Times and Directions

Joining In-Person?

We can't wait to meet you! Our church is located in Crystal River, FL, the heart of the Nature Coast.

Our Address:

5735 W Gulf to Lake Hwy
Crystal River, FL 34429

Joining Online?

Join our worship service from anywhere! We stream our Sunday morning and Wednesday evening services live each week.

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About Us

When you visit with us, we are sure that you will find a warm and welcoming atmosphere with friends who will be genuinely glad to see you. The Bible speaks about iron sharpening iron, and we know that together we grow stronger.

We love families, and we minister to all ages, children to seniors. Every week at FACR, the messages are challenging, relevant and Bible based.

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Who We Are


"Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you."
-Matthew 28:19-20


At FACR, we want to be like the church from the book of Acts. We look to grow through fellowship, and ultimately growing closer to God. We connect with the community to see our city changed.


First Assembly of God, Crystal River is affiliated with the General Council of the Assemblies of God. To see our full doctrinal statement, please CLICK HERE.

Meet the Team

Joe Gunter
Senior Pastor
Pastor Joe Gunter

Senior Pastor

Brian O'Connell
Assistant Pastor
Pastor Brian O'Connell

Associate Pastor

Malena Nolan
Worship Leader
Malena Nolan

Worship Leader

Tonya Knight
Tonya Knight


Kid's Ministry

We love families at FACR!  We value people of all ages in our community, and kids are an important part of a thriving church.  We encourage parents to bring their children into the main service and to participate in worship. We know that kids will act like kids, and that is OK! During the Sunday service, we also have opportunities for kids to participate in a ministry designed just for them! All Kid's Ministry Staff and Volunteers are background checked.

Nursery: We provide a nursery for our littlest attendees, ages 4 months to 2 years, to be cared for in our safe, child-friendly environment.

Toddler Room: Kids ages 3 to 6 will have a blast playing games, singing songs, and learning age-appropriate Bible lessons.

Kids Church: Students in 1st through 6th grade will enjoy praise and worship with the adult congregation and then transition to Kids Church where they will learn about Jesus in a message designed just for them!


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