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

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  (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: Another Busy Month!

Garry Tingson Prayer Letter: Another Busy Month!February was another busy month serving the Lord on deputation! Even with the leap day, it felt as if God packed it full of His wonders and blessings! From new godly friendships that were formed and more opportunities to spread the Gospel to the love of Christ being showered on us, there was no mistaking that God’s hand was all over our month of February!

Our travels continued in the Southeast, where we attended the Missions Conference at Liberty Baptist Church in Strasburg, Virginia. The fellowship was full of joy and laughter, and their heart for missions was evident! From there, we journeyed back to Georgia to stay in the missions house that was so graciously offered by Faith Independent Baptist Church and began to attend meetings around the area. That Wednesday, we dropped in at People’s Baptist Church of McDonough, Georgia; and a week later, they notified me that they were taking us on for financial support! What a surprise! The next Sunday, we were able to attend Solid Rock Baptist Church in Newnan, Georgia. Having known the pastor and his wife from college and having many connections, we experienced such a time of sweet and Christ-honoring fellowship with them and their church family! We also had the privilege of attending the Alabama-Georgia Conference and being able to hear Dr. Bob Gray II preach the Word of God. Being able to see some wonderful missionary friends while there was an extra bonus and blessing for our family! We were then able to schedule a meeting for the following Sunday with the host church, Mt. Zion Baptist Church in Whitesburg, Georgia, where we were able to present our burden for Australia. From there, we traveled up to Pineville, North Carolina, to be with South Charlotte Baptist Church for their Missions Conference. We enjoyed getting to minister to the Christian school, the nursing home, the Children’s Ministry, and the senior saints. At the conclusion of the meeting, the church took a vote and voted to support us! We ended the month in Jacksonville, Florida, at Temple Baptist Church and had a wonderful time of preaching and fellowship!

We would like to welcome our new supporters for this month: Peoples Baptist Church of McDonough, Georgia; South Charlotte Baptist Church of Pineville, North Carolina; and Mt. Zion Baptist Church of Whitesburg, Georgia. We are so thankful for those who have chosen to partner with us in reaching the lost of Australia! Please continue to pray as we book more meetings, travel to more churches, and seek to spread the Gospel of Jesus!

Your servant in Christ,

Garry Tingson

March 16th, 2020|Tags: , |
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