Garry & Melinda Tingson2024-01-29T09:50:29-06:00




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
 Isla  Birthday 06/08

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: One Year in Port Macquarie!

Garry and Mindy Tingson Prayer Letter: One Year in Port Macquarie!The last couple of months have been a whirlwind of events. There’s never a dull moment here in Port Macquarie, and below are just some highlights of February and March.

One of our church folks has a very interesting testimony on how he found the Lord, and a part of his testimony involves his time being a part of the radio industry. The Lord has truly blessed our “radio man” with a great radio voice. With his background, he has connections with the radio stations here in Port Macquarie and was able to set me up with an interview with the Christian radio station, which is conveniently based across the parking lot from where we meet for church! I was able to talk on air about my testimony and also promote our new church. Please pray that some would be saved through my testimony and consider joining us for church. Furthermore, our “radio man” has a 14-year-old son who wants to be heavily involved in our church. Praise the Lord! He will be involved in our tract distribution, our setting-up crew, our media department, and anywhere else there’s a need.

I would love to say everything is sunshine and roses on the mission field, but we have our moments of discouragement here and there. Through the trials, however, the Lord timely places people in our path to help us. I’ve gotten close to a few pastors here in Australia who have helped me personally in the ministry. The Lord has also sent families from supporting churches to help encourage us in the Lord. The Taylors from Canada, the Riveras from Sydney, and a group from Brisbane all have been a blessing to us by visiting us and exhorting us in the work. Through these divine appointments, we know the Lord is continuing to work in our midst here in Port Macquarie.

In March, we celebrated our One-Year Church Anniversary. Our church had my good pastor friend, Hernan Hullana, with us to preach the Word of God for our Anniversary Sunday. We enjoyed a good old American barbecue luncheon with a mix of other delicious dishes brought in by our church folk. We had a great crowd that Sunday, and we are excited with what the Lord is continuing to do here. Our church is continuing to move forward as we add more opportunities for everyone. We’ve started a Sunday school for the adults and a midweek Bible study and prayer meeting, and two of our men have led the congregational singing and preached for their very first time! Please pray as the Lord continues to grow and guide our church family. None of these things can be done without your continued prayers and support, and we are deeply thankful for you all!

Your servant in Christ,

Garry Tingson

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