Jerry and Rachael Wyatt III2019-08-23T09:54:17-05:00

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Jerry III Birthday 03/08
Rachael Birthday 05/06
Jerry III & Rachael Wedding Anniversary 08/05
David Birthday 11/05
Kate Birthday 06/13
Andrew Birthday 06/20
Lauren Birthday 08/19

Jerry was saved at a young age. He surrendered to preach at a tent meeting under the preaching of Tony Hutson. Jerry’s parents answered the call to missions in 1993 and arrived on the field of Tanzania in 1995. While in Africa, Jerry was always involved in the ministry by teaching out in the villages, public schools, Bible Clubs, and Sunday school. He also worked on the evangelistic puppet team that has seen hundreds of people saved. When Jerry was seventeen years old, he surrendered to go back to Tanzania. God’s calling was clear during a sermon at Pastors’ School. Soon after surrendering, he enrolled at Hyles-Anderson College and graduated in 2007. While attending college, he captained a bus route and taught a boys Sunday school class. He also worked at the college for two of the years he was enrolled.

Rachel was born and raised in a Baptist preacher’s home (Dr. Larry Brown). At the age of nine with the help of her mother, she received Christ. As a young person, Rachel surrendered to do whatever God wanted. In February of 2003, her father hired her as the full-time secretary of their church, Marion Avenue Baptist Church. She worked in this position until September of 2005, when she enrolled in college. Jerry and Rachel met at college and began dating. While dating, Rachel was able to visit Tanzania, and after a time of praying and seeking God’s will, she knew that the mission field is what God had in store for her.

Jerry and Rachel were married on July 6, 2007. On November 5, 2010, the Lord blessed them with a son, David Jerry Wyatt; and on June 13, 2012, they were blessed with a second child, Kate Dianne.

Jerry is currently the pastor of Faith Baptist Church Morogoro. He and his wife have served the Lord in this ministry since arriving on the field in 2009, and in 2012 Jerry became pastor. The Lord has truly blessed this ministry with the inception of an orphan home in 2013 and many other new ministries. Pray as God continues to work in this truly needy field of Tanzania.

We are Independent Baptist missionaries to Tanzania, East Africa. Jerry is the pastor of the Faith Baptist Church in Morogoro. Our ministries include church planting, Bible clubs, public school ministries, an orphanage, deaf ministry and evangelistic outreaches. We have been in Tanzania since January of 2009. Please join us in prayer as we do the work that the Lord has called us to do.

Marion Avenue Baptist Church

Our sending church, Marion Avenue Baptist Church, is the church that my wife grew up in as a child and teenager. This was also the church were my father-in-law pastored for thirty-eight years. The current pastor is Joseph Brown, my brother in-law, who has visited Tanzania on three different occasions. Marion Avenue truly has a heart for missions. Groups from the church have made multiple trips to Tanzania to help us with conferences and special building projects, as well as many other ministry opportunities.

July 2011 – Pastor Larry Brown resigned the pastorate, delving into full-time world evangelism. He is loved and will be missed, but to the glory of God, the pulpit of the Marion Avenue Baptist Church will still be located “under the spout where the glory comes out”!

July 17, 2011 – Joseph Brown, son of Pastor Larry Brown, became the new pastor of the Marion Avenue Baptist Church. Pastor Joseph Brown has a vision and a passion to shepherd the flock, preach the Word, and reach the world with the Gospel of Jesus Christ.

Through these wonderful thirty-eight years, God has led His dear children along. He has blessed in ways innumerable and used this ministry to change thousands of lives. Because of His blessings, the church is continuing to grow and reach Southeast Iowa for the cause of Christ. The buses are still rolling, the Gospel is still being preached, and lives are still being changed. To God be the glory, the pulpit will remain hot, souls will walk the aisles for salvation, and the baptismal waters will continue to be stirred!


2610 Nutmeg Avenue, Washington, IA 52353
P.O. Box 1070, Morogoro, Tanzania




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 #158.



Jerry Wyatt III Prayer Letter: Big Days Are Coming!

Jerry Wyatt III Prayer Letter:  Big Days Are Coming!Land Purchase

These are exciting days for the Faith Baptist Church and the ministry here in Tanzania! After much prayer, the Lord has provided for us to purchase 4.6 acres of land just outside our city. This land will be used to build “Imani Village,” containing the Imani Boys’ Home and the Imani Feeding Center. In the future, if the Lord allows, we would like to add an Imani Girls’ Home.

Partnering with Medical Missions Outreach, we have also just signed the papers to purchase a one-acre lot adjacent to our church for the Imani Baptist Clinic. Please pray for us as we wrap up the transfer process and begin looking toward construction of these incredible ministry tools.

Kids’ Day

At the end of June, we held a Kids’ Day. Over 400 children and workers were present, with 14 trusting Christ. We count it a privilege to reach the youth of Tanzania. They are our future! The following Sunday, we had many of these children return for services. Please for our children’s ministry.

Men’s Meeting

On Friday before Father’s Day, we had a men’s meeting. Ninety men and boys were present, and 12 trusted Christ as their Saviour. It is a blessing to see men stepping up and leading their families. I preached a message on different men in the Bible who we find sleeping. I encouraged them with the need to wake up and serve the Lord.


The radio station is going strong, and we are seeing much fruit from this ministry, as it continues to gain listeners in our city. Visitors are coming and trusting Christ. One Sunday, a man named Alphelo came to church. He said that he had come because of our radio and wanted to visit the church. He was saved that Sunday and baptized and has joined the church.

Crusade Soccer Sunday

Please pray this year, as we are combining two of our biggest outreach days of the year. This year we are going to have our Soccer Sunday service at the stadium in our city. Our evening service will be the annual Tanzanian Stadium Crusade. We covet your prayers for these two big Sunday services. Thousands of people will be presented with a clear presentation of the Gospel in both the Sunday morning service and the Crusade. We know that the Devil is not happy about what will take place that day and will do all that he can to cause problems. We need an army of Christians who will be praying for us! The date for this event is July 28.

Faith Baptist Church

God has continued to work in our church as we have seen it grow. We just finished a needed expansion to our church building. God has also allowed us to see souls saved through the different ministries every week this year. We have also seen first-time visitors to our services every week as well. Please pray as we continue to disciple these new converts.

Your missionaries to Tanzania,

Jerry and Rachel Wyatt

July 13th, 2019|Tags: , , |
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