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: Pray for Our Country of America!

Garry Tingson Prayer Letter: Pray for Our Country of America!Our deputation trail continues in the month of September. The Lord has been so good to us through these troubled times. He has continued to provide for and bless us. Thank you to our partners for your faithful prayers and support!

Our first meeting in September was with Lewis Avenue Baptist Church of Temperance, Michigan. This church has been a great friend to us throughout the years, and it was great to be with them last month for their Missions Conference. We were spoiled there, and we are thankful for the generosity of God’s people there. It was an honor to share our burden and vision, and it is a great honor to be partnering with them to reach the lost of Australia! Our next meeting brought us to a little town in Michigan called Sparta. We were privileged to present and preach at Camp Lake Baptist Church for their Missions Conference. We were encouraged by the spirit of God’s people there. Through technology, I had the unique opportunity to be in Sparta, Michigan, and also to preach and present at a church in Surrey, British Columbia, on the same day. During this time, the Canadian borders have been closed to “non-essentials,” and our meeting at Grace Baptist Church of Surrey, British Columbia, had to be cancelled. I was able to record a sermon for them and send my presentation video also. After they had shown the videos to the church, we did a live Zoom call for a question-and-answer session with them. We are privileged and honored to be partnering with them for the cause of Christ!

In August, we had the opportunity to present our ministry to Harvest Baptist Church of Daly City, California. Due to restrictions, our meeting had to be cancelled, but we were able to present our ministry digitally, and we got news that they will be partnering with us. Praise the Lord!

Please pray for us as we travel out to the West Coast for some meetings in Washington, California, and Arizona. We do count ourselves honored to see much of the country that many people have not seen and may never get to see. We truly live in a beautiful country! Please continue to pray for our country of America as we approach this year’s election. Churches have all been facing challenges this year, and some have faced even harder trials in certain areas of the country. Continue in prayer! We thank you so much for your continued prayers and support, and we pray that the Lord will continue to bless you and your efforts to advance the Gospel in your “Jerusalem.”

Your servant in Christ,

Garry Tingson

October 12th, 2020|Tags: , |
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