Jerry and Rachael Wyatt III 2017-11-02T11:54:14+00:00

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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 06/12
Andrew Birthday 06/14

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!

Information Packet


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: Kigoma Trip

Jerry Wyatt III Prayer Letter:  Kigoma TripWe had a wonderful trip to Kigoma, Tanzania. It was a long trip and ended up taking several days, but we are thankful for God’s protection. It was such a joy to visit with Pastor Philemon and the church folks of Faith Baptist Church of Kaseke. Because of the long journey, it had been two years since we had visited this ministry. What a blessing it was to see new people joining the church and others who had been faithful since we were there last! We also had the opportunity to see many trust Christ and a total of 10 get baptized. Please continue to pray for this wonderful church. We are excited about the prospects of starting more churches in 2018.

Boys’ Home

It is a blessing to see each one of our boys growing both spiritually and physically. These young men are such a blessing in the ministry as well. They help out in so many different ministries. One of the reasons these young men are such a blessing in the work is because they are truly immersed in Bible teaching. They receive many lessons throughout the week. On Tuesdays there is an outreach ministry to other orphans and underprivileged children where a Bible lesson is taught. On Wednesdays they are part of a Public School Bible Club. On Wednesday evenings, there is also, of course, church. Each Thursday is Teen Soul Winning. Every Saturday morning, there is church-wide prayer and soul winning; then in the evening is a Neighborhood Bible Club. On Sundays, they help out in Sunday school on a rotation basis and are a part of our youth group that meets after all of our services. This teaching, not to mention devotions every night at the home, is all part of the goal of raising them to love the Lord. If Tanzania is going to be reached, it is going to be reached by the generation of these young men: young men who grow up in the church, stay pure, and give their lives to the Lord. Two of the young men have spoken about feeling that God would have them be preachers. Please pray that God would raise up these young men to be leaders to reach Tanzania.

Feeding Center

A dream of mine for some time has been to share God’s love through a feeding center. We are excited to announce that, with the partnership of CORE Missions, we will be opening up a feeding center. We will literally be able to impact these children for the cause of Christ almost every day of the week. They will start at the center every weekday for breakfast, prayer time, and a Psalm. After school they will eat lunch at the center and receive a short biblical challenge every day. Once during the week, there will be a full service with preaching and singing. On Thursdays there will be a Bible Club for any and all children to attend, with games and a Bible lesson. Every Sunday these children will be transported to Faith Baptist Church for all the services, as well as eating lunch every week with our church family. During the week we will also have one of our staff to teach in their school’s religious hour. This time is for “religious” instruction, and we are given complete freedom to teach and preach the Gospel for 90 minutes a week. It is obvious that when a child enrolls, they will be saturated with the teachings of the Bible. They will also feel the love of God’s people. Parents will be required to attend a meeting at the center twice a month, where we will give the Gospel and teach a Bible truth. We believe by showing Christ’s love to their children, we will have open doors to reach these children’s parents, grandparents, and other relatives.

Radio Ministry

Please continue to pray for this ministry. We are continuing to raise the needed funds to complete this project.

Christmas Sunday

We had an incredible Christmas Eve Service at Faith Baptist. We called it “Christmas in Africa,” and we had planned many different things to draw people to church that Sunday. We had a Christmas pageant, a special choir, a lot of food, and gifts for each child. We saw 31 people trust Christ and over 500 attend. We also had a service on Christmas Day, which was very special.

This Year at Faith Baptist Church

God has truly blessed 2017, and we have had an incredible year here at our church. We have seen more in average attendance, as well as more trust Christ than we have ever seen at our church. Our average for the year was 278, and we saw over 3,200 trust Christ. It has been an amazing year, and we pray that God will bless 2018 as He did 2017. Please play that God would continue the momentum here in the ministry.

Your representatives to Tanzania,

Jerry & Rachel Wyatt

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