Garry and Melinda Tingson2019-03-29T10:06:45-05:00

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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


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.



Garry Tingson Prayer Letter: A Quarter of Our Target Support!

Garry Tingson Prayer Letter: A Quarter of Our Target Support!Our deputation trail continues on in the month of April. By God’s grace, we were able to present our ministry to the following churches: Victory Baptist Church of Winthrop, Maine; Lighthouse of Hagerstown in Williamsport, Maryland; Victory Baptist Church of Del Rio, Texas; Central Calvary Baptist Church of West Plains, Missouri; Jasper County Baptist Church of Wheatfield, Indiana; Loomis Park Baptist Church of Jackson, Michigan; and First Baptist Church of South Brevard, Florida. We were also able to visit Shenandoah Bible Baptist Church of Martinsburg, West Virginia; Parkside Baptist Church of Mesquite, Texas; and Grace Baptist Church of Cleveland, Oklahoma. In the month of April, we traveled at least 7,091 miles. Our minivan has done a great job traveling all these miles with only minor maintenance issues. Please pray for wisdom for us regarding the decision to use our RV (which needs some mechanical and cosmetic repairs to be used) or the purchase of a small, pull-behind camper for future meetings.

We would like to welcome Victory Baptist Church of Del Rio, Texas; First Baptist Church of Goodrich, Michigan; and First Baptist Church of South Brevard, Florida; as our new supporters this month. We have now reached a quarter of our target support! We were blessed to have two churches vote to support us on the spot. Please pray for more churches to vote to partner with us in this great work.

There are so many stories to tell about this month, but I want to brag on a fellow missionary. Bro. Fisa Mihy-Mihyndu is an avid soul winner, and I had the honor to go with him during one of the conferences. We met a man who had just gotten home from work and was about to enter his camper trailer. Bro. Fisa waxed eloquent with the Gospel, but the man, for some reason, was having a hard time understanding it. In humility, Bro. Fisa, like in a tag-team match, handed the conversation over to me. If I were in his shoes, I wonder if I could have swallowed my pride and done the same thing. I believe Bro. Fisa knew that somebody’s salvation was bigger than anybody’s getting the glory for it. The man Leeroy was saved that day! I was reminded of a valuable lesson that day. I praise the Lord that we are a team when it comes to the ministry, and it doesn’t matter who gets the glory! To God be the glory!

Next month, we will be visiting the following cities: North East, Maryland; Mentor, Ohio; Howell, Michigan; Dickson, Tennessee; and Lodi, New Jersey. Please pray for traveling mercies. Thank you for your faithfulness in praying for us, and thank you also for your financial support!

Your servant in Christ,

Garry Tingson

May 6th, 2019|Tags: , |
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