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: I Came to Finish the Race

Jerry Wyatt III Prayer Letter:  I Came to Finish the Race

John Steven Akwhari Testimony

Since I did not have room in our last letter, I wanted to share with you an amazing story that happened at our crusade. We had the honor of welcoming Mr. John Akwhari as our honored guest for the crusade and for our Soccer Sunday. Mr. Akwhari is a Tanzanian Olympian who became famous around the world, as well as here in Tanzania, for a statement he made after losing in a race during the 1968 Mexico Olympics. He is known as having the “greatest last-place finish” in the world. During the race he fell down because of a leg cramp. After getting his leg bandaged, he kept on running while rejecting calls to get in the pace vehicle. When he crossed the finish line in last place, he was asked why he kept on going to finish the race. His answer was simply, “My country did not send me 5,000 miles to start the race; they sent me 5,000 miles to finish the race.” At the end of Mr. Akwhari’s time with us, I had the opportunity to see him bow his head and trust Christ as his Saviour. Now this man can finish the “race of life” right as well.


Thank you for praying for our station manager Tito’s trip to Uganda. He was able to learn much from the “Word of Life” radio and Missionary Keith Stensaas. We have broken ground for the tower site and are continuing to move forward with the tower base and the tower-site building. Please continue to pray for the final funds needed for the radio. As best as we can tell, we will need about $12,000 to finish this project. We are excited to watch God continue to work with this project.

Baptismal Sunday

One of the doctrines that causes a lot of confusion here in Tanzania is baptism. Many believe it either cleanses your sins or is part of salvation. I dedicated two Sundays to preaching and teaching about what the Bible says on baptism. On our third Sunday, we invited those who had already trusted Christ as Saviour and whom the Lord had touched to come and take this step of obedience in baptism. It was an exciting day, and we saw 11 people come forward for baptism.

Trip to Kigoma

In just a couple of weeks, we will be traveling to Kigoma to be with the church that we helped to start in the village of Kaseke. They are now two years old and have continued to see people trust Christ and join the church. It is always a blessing to have Pastor Philemon from the church come visit us here in Morogoro, but they are very excited for us to go to them. It will be about a 16-hour drive. We will also be visiting a Christian radio station there to learn all we can about the running of a station. Please pray for our travels and that God would bless this trip

Faith Baptist Church Morogoro

God has continued to bless our church here in Morogoro, and we continue to see many trust Christ, get baptized, and join the church. We have seen an increase in attendance, and it looks like we will have our highest attendance average this year. Please pray that the church would continue strong, that converts would be grounded, and that we would finish the year out strong.

Your representatives to Tanzania,

Jerry & Rachel Wyatt

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