Garry and Melinda Tingson2020-03-31T10:32:44-05:00

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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 & 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 at Hyles-Anderson College in 2013 with her Associates in Elementary Education.  Garry & Mindy were married on July 25th, 2009.  They have three kids: Rhys, Elin, & Gwen.

    Garry has always known the need in Australia.  It’s 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 Tingson’s 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 Twp, MI 48327

(248) 681-3214

Ministry Information Document


  (248) 648-9061
35 Airport Rd.,
Waterford, MI 48327





You can financially support our family and ministry by giving here online, or you can mail checks to FBMI, 507 State Street, Hammond, IN 46320, and designate your giving to Missionary #176.


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Garry Tingson Prayer Letter: The Lord Continues to Bless and Provide!

Garry Tingson Prayer Letter: The Lord Continues to Bless and Provide!Our deputation trail continues in the month of August, even through the pandemic. Truly, we’ve all been affected by this pandemic, but the Lord continues to bless and provide for our needs. Two of our children, Rhys and Elin, tested positive for COVID-19, but we praise the Lord that they remained asymptomatic the whole time we were quarantined. Please pray for those affected!

We were scheduled to be on the West Coast for meetings in August; however, due to the restrictions in that area of the country, all of our meetings there were canceled. Despite the oppositions, Harvest Baptist Church in Lodi, California, still allowed us to present our ministry via a prerecorded video. We praise the Lord for that opportunity!

In April, a scheduled conference we were to be in canceled due to the pandemic, but at the time, we were not able to reschedule to their new Missions Conference date in August. Because our schedule for August opened up, we were able to be a part of the Missions Conference at Fellowship Baptist Church in Madison, Virginia. I had the opportunity to preach and present our ministry there. The sweet people there spoiled us! We praise the Lord for that opportunity!

Our next meeting brought us to our home state of Michigan. I had the honor and privilege to teach, preach, and present our ministry to Bible Baptist Church of Oxford, Michigan. Our meeting after that was at Lighthouse Baptist Church of Ashtabula, Ohio, where I was able to preach and present our ministry. We’ve enjoyed our time with all the churches where we’ve been able to present our ministry. With canceled meetings, I was a little discouraged, but the Lord showed Himself faithful again!

We want to welcome our new supporter in August, Victory Baptist Church of Cocoa, Florida! We had a great time at their Missions Conference, and we are excited to be partnering with them now to win the lost of Australia. This brings us to 75% of our needed financial support! Please pray for Mindy’s spousal visa that we applied for in July. With the new processing times, we anticipate Mindy’s visa being approved sometime in the summer of next year, which really is great timing for us. We have a long journey ahead of us in September, and we covet your prayers for traveling mercies. Please also pray for our health, especially during this time. Thank you so much for your prayers and support!

Your servant in Christ,

Garry Tingson

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