Jerry and Rachael Wyatt III2019-04-25T14:23:26-05:00

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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 06/12
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: Blessed Easter Sunday

Jerry Wyatt III Prayer Letter:  Blessed Easter SundayConversion Story

If you were to attend our church here in Morogoro on a Sunday morning, you would delight to see minibus after minibus, packed to capacity and beyond, roll into our church parking lot and watch as dozens of smiling faces unload ready to be at church. But what about the drivers of these rented buses? Each week, as they patiently wait for their minibus to empty of people, I wish that they would park their buses and attend the services as well. Time after time, I have invited them to stay. A smile crosses each face, and they kindly say, “Pastor, I will come sometime but not this week.” They are anxious to get back out on their regular routes to transport more passengers to different parts of the city.

Peter is one of these bus drivers. For over seven years, he has faithfully picked up people and brought them to church each Sunday. For seven years, he has promised me, “One day, I will come.” That “one day” finally came. You can imagine my surprise and joy as Peter pulled into the church parking lot with his bus full of people and got out of his bus with them. That week as Peter attended church, making good on his promise of seven years, he saw his need for a Saviour. Peter was sweetly saved that Sunday. The next Sunday, he got out of his bus and stayed for the service again . . . this week following the Lord in believer’s baptism. I encouraged him to start discipleship lessons and to bring his family to church. The next week, he not only stayed for the service himself but was beaming with pride as he walked into church with his wife Martha. I stand amazed at the transformation that has happened in Peter’s life. He has not missed one service for over a month now! Please pray for Peter as he continues to grow in the Lord.

Radio Launch

Sauti ya Uzima is now officially launched! The middle of April, we had our ribbon-cutting ceremony with 630 in attendance. What a wonderful and exciting day it was! This long, six-year process has finally come to a close. We are thankful for all the churches and people who have come alongside us to partner with us in this ministry. We were blessed to have Harold Smith and Cameron Weage from Bethel Baptist Church and WYTJ Radio come over and help with more training of our radio staff just before our official launch. Bro. Gene Sharp, as well as George and Barbara Zarris, were able to fly over to attend our launch and ribbon-cutting ceremony and help further train staff. Bro. Sharp also installed a new transmitter that has raised our power to three times what it was. There were villages behind the mountain who previously could not hear the radio but now are reporting that they can hear it loud and clear. We are also excited because the Dumilia village church that we recently started an hour and half away from our city can now hear our broadcast clearly.

Easter Services

Easter is, of course, an exciting day for our church. Although we have an English Sunday school for children each week, we do not normally have an adult service in English. Last year for Easter, we started an annual English Easter Service. This year over 130 English-speaking people from countries all over the world attended the English Easter Service. It is such a moving time, as we are all able to sing the Resurrection songs in our own language! The English Sunday School Kids’ Choir also performed a special, which everyone enjoyed, and then I brought an Easter message. As soon as the crowd from the English service left, our Swahili services began. These were sweet and wonderful services as well. It was a very long day but a very blessed Resurrection Sunday!

Your missionaries to Tanzania,

Jerry and Rachel Wyatt

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