Jerry and Rachael Wyatt III 2018-04-25T10:30:35+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: We Are on the Air!

Jerry Wyatt III Prayer Letter:  We Are on the Air!WE ARE ON THE AIR! At the end of April, Voice of Life radio went live on the air here in Tanzania for the very first time. We are so thankful to Bro. Gene Sharp, Bro. Eric Damron, and Stewart Hoffmeister for coming to help us with the final technical aspects of getting the station on the air. How exciting it was as our phones began ringing with calls and texts from people all over our city, telling us that they were listening! There are just a handful of stations here in Morogoro, so people are finding us by “accident.” We are on the air 24 hours a day, 7 days a week now. One final need that we that we have is for battery backup for the station. We knew that we would need this in the future, but now that we are on the air, we see how important this is. Every time the electricity goes out, which is often, our station goes off the air. Please pray that this need will be met. There is one final inspection that must be done by the government before we are a fully licensed station. We are trusting that the inspection will be done in the next month or so. Please continue to pray for the final step in this very long process. These are exciting days here at Faith Baptist in Morogoro!

The Lord has blessed us tremendously over the past several months with a spirit of excitement and growth in our church and ministries. We have just sat back and watched in awe at the way that God is building His church. Each week, new people come to join with us. The spirit of God is evident in the services, and the joy and energy are contagious.

We enjoyed wonderful Easter services in April. For the first time, we held a special English-speaking service before our regular Swahili service. My wife teaches an English Sunday school class each week in our home, which is very well attended. For the Easter service, we invited the parents of the kids who attend the English Sunday school, as well as any other English-speaking people. We were blessed with such a wonderful and warm service. We had over 100 people attend this English service. This was followed by our Easter Swahili service. People packed into our building with rejoicing on their lips that Christ had risen! It was moving to see as people entered the church. Young and old, rich and poor, man, woman, boy, and girl—from different tribes and different backgrounds—but all rejoicing as they said, “Amefufuka! Amefufuka, kweli, kweli!” (He has risen! He has risen indeed!)

A NEW CHURCH HAS BEEN BORN! In March, we were blessed to travel to the village of Dumlia to start the Faith Baptist Church of Dumlia. The people were so hungry to hear the Word of God when I preached, and they just hung onto every word. We then headed down to the local watering hole for baptism. Pastor Peter Kisieli is the pastor of this new church plant. He has been trained by our church in Morogoro and has a heart for the people of his village. Please keep this brand-new church in your prayers!


Jerry & Rachel Wyatt

May 25th, 2018|Tags: , |
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