Jerry and Rachael Wyatt III 2017-05-16T22:49:45+00:00

Project Description




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: Busy in the Lord’s Work

Jerry Wyatt III Prayer Letter:  Busy in the Lord's Work

Big Days

We just finished three weeks of special days. Our first Sunday was Mother’s Day, with 360 in services. We had many mothers attend this special day to honor mothers. We saw 16 trust Christ as well. Our next Sunday was Music Sunday, with nearly 400 people coming to church. We saw 33 trust Christ and 1 baptized on this Sunday. The Sunday after that was Deaf Sunday. Over 320 were in attendance, with 4 trusting Christ as their Saviour and 2 being baptized.

Vacation Bible School

We were blessed to have the Bechtold Family Singers from our home church here to help us with a one-day Vacation Bible School. We are never sure how many children will attend these events, so we prepare as best we can and pray. When the day came, we had over 600 kids and workers attend, with 49 trusting Christ as their Saviour.

Water Generator

In conjunction with Hays Pure Water for All, we were able to donate a 250-liter water generator to our local hospital. This will produce chlorine to purify thousands of liters of water. I did have one stipulation for donating the generator: that I be given an opportunity to speak to the nurses and doctors about some spiritual matters. What a blessing it was to be able to share the Gospel with over 100 doctors, nurses, and medical professionals! These types of donations also help with our relationship, as we seek to do a mobile medical clinic at our church later on this year.

Open-Air Meeting

A couple weeks ago, we held an open-air meeting. We had special music and preaching. We had 324 in attendance, with 21 saved. It was a wonderful opportunity to preach the Gospel and invite people to church. In fact, we had some visitors on Sunday because of the meeting.

Radio Update

Praise the Lord! We have been approved for the station! Please continue to pray as we now finalize the last things for the studio and set up the equipment. We would like to begin pre-recording programs so that when we do go on air, we will have a library ready. Please pray for the final needs of this project.

Stadium Crusade

Please pray for the Tanzanian Stadium Crusade that will take place on July 29. We have a group from First Baptist Church in Hammond, Indiana, coming to help run the crusade. Pray that God’s will would be done and that we would see many trust Christ.

Your representatives to Tanzania,

Jerry & Rachel Wyatt

June 16th, 2017|Tags: , |
Load More Posts