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



  (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: Celebrating Our 10th Wedding Anniversary!

Garry Tingson Prayer Letter: Celebrating Our 10th Wedding Anniversary!After a long spring season of deputation from January to June, we’ve had the chance to take a small break in the middle of summer. Our youngest daughter Gwen celebrated her 3rd birthday on the 4th of July. Of course, it was filled with fun and fireworks. Thank you for all those who wished Gwen a happy birthday! The following week, my good friend, Matthew Simpson, who is on staff at our sending church, got married to our youth pastor’s daughter Jessica. I got to be a groomsman in the wedding, and my wife Mindy had the privilege of taking pictures for the wedding. I appreciate Matthew’s friendship and his willingness to be my soul-winning partner whenever I’m in town. Three weeks ago, we had the privilege of seeing a lady saved while we were out door knocking in Pontiac.

In the middle of July, we had the privilege of going to Missions University, which was hosted by FBMI, our mission board. It’s a time when veteran, deputation, and newly commissioned missionaries get together to exchange lessons, ideas, and experiences. One of the greatest lessons I learned while I was in college was, “Be teachable.” We all can certainly learn something from someone, and we should always strive to improve and get better. I love that our mission board is always striving to improve also.

This year Mindy and I celebrated our 10th wedding anniversary! I thank the Lord for allowing me to find His will for my life. We remember how He worked things out for our good even with our wedding story. My wife and I have been through ups and downs in our lives, and the Lord has preserved us and has allowed us to get to this stage in our lives. Through much saving, the Lord allowed us to go to San Francisco for our anniversary trip and even gave us a meeting for next year. Thank you to those who sent us an email, a card, or a Facebook post wishing us a Happy Anniversary.

To start off our fall season, we ended the month of July with a meeting at First Baptist Church in Black River, New York. We want to thank Pastor Coulliette and FBC for their kind generosity and for allowing us to share our burden and vision for Australia. Please pray for us in August as we continue our deputation trail. We are one-third of the way there. Pray for our health and safety. Please pray that we acquire more meetings and for more churches to partner with us. Thank you and may the Lord bless you!

Your servant in Christ,

Garry Tingson

August 6th, 2019|Tags: , |
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