Garry and Melinda Tingson2021-04-08T15:35:24-05:00

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Garry Birthday 10/14
Mindy Birthday 11/05
Garry & Mindy Wedding Anniversary 07/25
 Rhys  Birthday 10/22
 Elin  Birthday 11/08
 Gwen  Birthday 07/04

Garry was born in the Philippines in 1983.  When he was 4, his family migrated to Australia where he spent the rest of his childhood. He attended Queensland Baptist College for his first year in college and moved to the United States in 2003 to attend  Hyles-Anderson College. In 2007, Garry graduated from H.A.C. with a Bachelor’s in Pastoral Theology, and in 2008 he graduated with his Master’s in Education for School Administration. Garry has been on staff as a Pastor’s assistant and school teacher since 2009 at Lakecrest Baptist Church.

Mindy was born and raised in Michigan. She has been a part of Lakecrest Baptist Church all her life and has even served as a part-time teacher there. Mindy graduated from Hyles-Anderson College in 2013 with her Associate Degree in Elementary Education. Garry and Mindy were married on July 25th, 2009.  They have three children: Rhys, Elin, and Gwen.

Garry has always known the need in Australia.  It has only been recently that he knew God was calling him back to Australia to serve Him there.  He has dual citizenship in Australia and the United States.  This is a great advantage to entering Australia as missionaries.  Other American missionaries wanting to enter Australia must enter through other avenues besides religious visas, as they are no longer available.

Garry was commissioned at First Baptist Church of Hammond on March 15, 2017, by FBMI. He was ordained into the ministry on July 16, 2017, at Lakecrest Baptist Church, the Tingsons’ sending church.

Please pray for the Tingsons as they seek to win souls, plant churches, and train nationals in Australia.  Pray for them while they are on deputation to raise support from churches and individuals who share the same vision to reach the world for the Lord Jesus Christ.

 Lakecrest Baptist Church
35 Airport Rd.
Waterford, MI 48327

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(248) 648-9061
Mailing Address
35 Airport Road
Waterford, MI 48327
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Garry & Mindy Tingson Prayer Letter: We’ve Almost Reached Our Goal!

Garry and Mindy Tingson Prayer Letter: We've Almost Reached Our Goal!We were able to present our ministry to the following churches: Gospel Light Baptist Church of Rio Rancho, New Mexico; Grace Baptist Church of Flower Mound, Texas; Cross Roads Baptist Church of Sylvester, Georgia; Harmony Baptist Church of Blakely, Georgia; Spring Meadow Baptist Church of Franklin, Tennessee; Tabernacle Baptist Church of Wilson, North Carolina; Liberty Baptist Church of Morristown, Tennessee; and Grandview Pines Baptist Church of Millbrook, Alabama. In the middle of our meetings, my wife Mindy had the honor to speak and be a part of the Friend to Friend Ladies’ Conference podcast, with Francie Taylor as the main speaker. Mindy has been working with the podcast while we’ve been on deputation, and it’s a great listen for Christian ladies!

We would love to welcome the following churches as our new partners in the month of May: Horizon Baptist Church of Camarillo, California; Grace Baptist Church of Flower Mound, Texas; Bible Baptist Church of York, Pennsylvania; Cross Roads Baptist Church of Sylvester, Georgia; Harmony Baptist Church of Blakely, Georgia; and Buckingham Baptist Church of Fort Myers, Florida.

We will spend the last couple of months in Michigan with our family. Please pray as we prepare to leave for the field. I will need to go to the Australian Consulate General in Chicago to apply for the children’s Australian passports. We will need to sell or give away the last of our possessions and decide what we will take to Australia. Australia is still closed to international travelers, but we have an exemption because my children and I have citizenship there and my wife now has an approved visa and permanent residency there. We will still need to apply for authorization to enter the country, as they want to control the flow of people coming in. When that’s been approved, we will finally be able to purchase plane tickets. We hope to leave around the end of July or early August. We all will need to take a 72-hour COVID test before leaving America, and then we’ll need to quarantine for 14 days in Sydney. Thank you for your continued prayers!

Your servant in Christ,

Garry Tingson

June 24th, 2021|






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