Jerry and Rachael Wyatt III2019-09-26T12:06:23-05:00

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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: Soccer Sunday and Tanzanian Stadium Crusade

Jerry Wyatt III Prayer Letter: Soccer Sunday and Tanzanian Stadium CrusadeCrusade / Soccer Sunday

What an incredible day God gave us this year for our Soccer Sunday and Tanzanian Stadium Crusade! This year for the first time, we held our morning service (Soccer Sunday) at the Stadium. We had over 2,600 in attendance for this Sunday morning service. This is far more than we have ever had in the history of our church. We saw 70 people trust Christ in the morning service. The day continued with the crusade taking place at 4 p.m. We knew that this year was going to be different, as the people started streaming in many hours before the crusade. By the time of the preaching, over 20,000 people had packed into the stadium, with many more outside who didn’t make it inside. We give God all the praise! We were not able to collect all of the decision cards because of the huge crowds, but of the ones that we did collect, 1,016 indicated that they had trusted Christ as their Saviour.


The first week in August, we held our annual teen camp for our church teenagers. We had a good group of nearly 50 campers and helpers. The spirit was good all week, and there were many decisions made for Christ.

Tanker Explosion

As many of you may have heard on various news outlets, a few weeks ago, a major tragedy occurred in our city. A gasoline tanker truck wrecked and overturned on a main road. Hundreds of people gathered at the scene to collect the gas that was pouring out of the truck’s tanks. A spark from a battery ignited the gasoline, causing an explosion of flames as it rapidly swept through the spilled gasoline. Many people died, including one of our church members, along with family members and friends of church members. Dozens were rushed to the hospital in very critical condition. We were able to visit the hospital and take supplies and pray with some of the survivors. Please pray for those still recovering and those who lost a loved one in this tragic event.

Soul-Winning Conference

We held a three-day Soul-Winning Conference the second-to-last week in August. We wanted to stir the hearts of our church and train them on soul winning. The first night, a man named Hilary came. He told me that he had heard the preaching on the radio and was so struck by the truths that he had learned, he determined to find the church associated with the radio. I asked him about his salvation. He said to me, “Pastor, I used to believe my works would take me to Heaven, but after listening to the preaching on the radio, I know now that that is not the way to Heaven. I want to trust Christ alone and receive Him as you preach, but I don’t know how.” With joy, I shared with him Scripture on the wonderful truth of salvation. He was sweetly saved right there at the end of our Soul-Winning Conference!

Your representatives to Tanzania,

Jerry & Rachel Wyatt

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