Jerry and Rachael Wyatt III2019-10-17T16:32:39-05:00

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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.


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Jerry Wyatt III Prayer Letter: Radio Ministry Update

Jerry Wyatt III Prayer Letter:  Radio Ministry UpdateRadio Update

We have continued to see first-time visitors come to our church from the radio. We have had people get baptized, join the church, and begin bringing others. A man by the name of Bruno started coming because of the radio. He trusted Christ and was baptized. He eventually brought his wife and family. A few Sundays ago, he brought his sister, who joined the church as well. It truly is amazing to see the fruit from this ministry. Our home church donated 100 frequency-locked radios for people to listen to our station. Every week, we have been calling listeners, whom we have chosen to be “Winners,” to receive one of the radios. The wonderful part about this is that they have to come to church on Sunday to claim their prize. We have seen many people come to church as well from this program. Please continue to pray for this great ministry.

Preachers’ Conference

What a wonderful time we had at our Preachers’ Conference. We had four of our pastors come for some extensive training. This had been a dream of mine for some time. We were able to bring together all the pastors we are currently working with and do some further training. It was a great time of fellowship. It was also a blessing to have four of our staff men do some of the teaching. We taught them both practical and doctrinal lessons, as well as had time for fellowship. Everyone was blessed, and they returned home with a new fire to serve the Lord.

Building Faith

Another $3,000 has come in for “Project Building Faith.” Our church folks have continued to give to their year-long commitments. Please pray for this important building project.

Dumila Church Building

We had the wonderful opportunity to help Faith Baptist Church of Dumila build a church building. The pastor and church members worked hard making the bricks, carrying water, and helping with the construction in many different ways. The dedication service was a very exciting time. The people were so happy to have a simple structure where they can worship.

Gospel Message in Swahili

I recently had the opportunity to record the Gospel message in Swahili. We would like to share it with as many people as possible. If you ever come across a Tanzanian, please feel free to use this tool. Here is the link:

Your missionaries to Tanzania,

Jerry & Rachel Wyatt

October 30th, 2019|Tags: , |
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