Garry and Melinda Tingson2023-03-20T12:04:37-05:00




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


Phone Number
(248) 648-9061
Mailing Address
PO Box 6018
Port Macquarie, NSW 2444
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Garry and Mindy Tingson Prayer Letter: 10 Years of God’s Blessings!

Garry and Mindy Tingson Prayer Letter: 10 Years of God's Blessings!It was all hands on deck as we prepared for our church’s 10-Year Anniversary. We had planned a three-day celebration with guest speakers, Evangelist Chris Hustler and Pastor Brad Williamson (the pastor of Living Hope Baptist Church’s mother church, Crossroads Baptist Church in Sydney). I had the responsibility of making signs for the new building, planning the four services, and providing specials with my wife singing “I Have Been Blessed,” while a video montage I had prepared played, showing the memories from the 10 years that Living Hope Baptist Church has been in existence. On Saturday, we had an anniversary dinner, with Bro. Hustler preaching. It turned into an evangelistic meeting, with five people being dealt with regarding salvation. We praise the Lord for the one who trusted Christ as Saviour! It had been such a great series of meetings that our young adults felt compelled to start winning souls. That Sunday, we had seven people go out door knocking in the area, and they went again the following Sunday. It’s great to see revival in the hearts of our young adults!

We praise the Lord for the Valerans, who have been serving at Living Hope Baptist Church for 10 years! The church has seen many ups and downs, but through it all, God’s been faithful. In our little country town, we had almost 70 in attendance on Anniversary Sunday. Praise the Lord! I look forward to preaching for them from time to time in the future.

This was a very sweet time for our church, but also a sad time as we move to Port Macquarie, where God has placed us to start our new church. In the midst of the hustle and bustle, we relocated from the small town of Wingham to a much larger coastal town of Port Macquarie. God has really been working wonders in our new location. God brought to us Mrs. Joy Anger, who is the widow of Missionary Evangelist Gilbert Anger. He was the one who preached at the camp where I got saved 26 years ago. What an honour it is for me to serve with such a spiritual giant. She has been such a great help so far, and we look forward to seeing how the Lord will use her during her time here.

As we prepared for this new church, we stumbled upon some free pews that a Presbyterian church was giving away. What a blessing! We’ve been able to meet new people since moving here, and we’ve told them about our new church plant. We keep hearing of people who’ve moved here and are looking for a church like ours. We will be starting our first home Bible study on the first Sunday of March. Please continue to pray for the Lord’s blessing upon this new work.

Thank you so much for your continued prayers and for your support!

Your servant in Christ,

Garry Tingson

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