Jerry and Rachael Wyatt III2018-08-30T15:29:52+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
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!

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: Project Building Faith

Jerry Wyatt III Prayer Letter:  Project Building FaithSouls Saved

It is always a blessing when we meet people from Africa on furlough—we have met many. One opportunity I had, which was particularly special, was to meet some refugees from Tanzania. I was able to share the Gospel with eight of them while out visiting with a supporting pastor. How special it was to share the Gospel with them in a language they could understand and see them bow their heads to trust Christ as their Saviour! Several of them came to church the very next day.


We have presented in 18 different churches in 6 different states. Our furlough has been very fruitful, and we have been encouraged by the many churches we have visited. We have also been honored to preach in two Bible colleges and encourage young people to serve the Lord and keep on keeping on. If we have not been able to visit your church, I hope you will be able to find time to show our update video. It really shows what God has done and some of the things we believe He has in store for the future of the ministry.

Project Building Faith

In our last prayer letter, we shared with you the next phase for our church. We detailed the building of a two-story building on our church property for a place for our Bible college, Sunday school classrooms, offices, a TV ministry, and a printing ministry. We are excited to share with you that God has already given us nearly $11,000 toward this project. Please continue to pray for the remainder needed for this project.


Another need for our ministry, as it expands, was to purchase some property. We would like to use it to build our boys’ home, a new girls’ home, and our feeding center. We have been praying that God would provide, and He has. A church has committed to helping us purchase the five acres needed for this project. We praise the Lord for His provision. Please pray that, as we return, God would direct us to the right piece of property He would have for this ministry.

Church and Ministry

One of the biggest burdens for a missionary when leaving for furlough is the ministry that they leave behind. We made our furlough as short as possible in order to return to the work in Tanzania. We were thrilled that the Lord allowed Montana and Kellie Morrow, who are currently on deputation to come to Tanzania to work with us, to pause their deputation in order to partner with our Tanzanian staff to oversee the work in our absence. We have been so encouraged to hear the reports each week of how the ministry is continuing on. The attendance has been tremendous and the spirit great. What a blessing it is to have a team working together in our absence. We are reminded that the work is the Lord’s, and we are honored to be just a small part of it!


We have made it through the final approval process! We praise the Lord that we have been on the air now for about a month and half without any restrictions. We are praying for one final need for our radio. Please help us pray as we seek to purchase a battery backup system for the station. This would allow us to broadcast even when the electricity is off and overnight when electric is cut.

Please continue to pray for us as we finish up this last month and a half of our furlough. Rachel and the kids are doing well and enjoying reuniting with friends and family here in the States. We will admit, though, that we are all a bit homesick and are anxious to return to our home in Tanzania.

Your missionaries to Tanzania,

Jerry & Rachel Wyatt

November 24th, 2018|Tags: , |
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