Jerry and Rachael Wyatt III2018-08-30T15:29:52-05:00

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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: Five-Year License for Our Radio Station!

Jerry Wyatt III Prayer Letter:  Five-Year License for Our Radio Station!Dumila Church

We are excited about the start of construction on the church building out in the village of Dumila. We took some staff men out to help some men from the church with the beginning stages of the building. We have started with the roof, as kind of a tabernacle building, and will build up the walls around it. The pastor and some men from the church have already begun making bricks for construction. They are so excited to be able to have a place to worship. They have been meeting under a lean-to structure of sticks and some tin. Please pray as we continue with this building project.


We praise the Lord for allowing us to complete the final step of our radio station and receive our five-year license! It has been a long journey with many steps, but we praise the Lord for this final step. We are preparing for an official launch in April. Pray as we prepare for this special day.

Church Transportation

We have been in desperate need of transportation for our church. We are excited that God has allowed us to purchase a bus to use along with our church vans. Continue to pray for our transportation. Our vans are getting old and will soon need to be replaced.

Two Marriages

We are excited for two of our couples whom I was able to marry. I have been encouraging couples who have not officially been married to take the step of commitment. I had been especially preaching on it in our marriage seminar.


We had the awesome opportunity to show God’s love to over 150 police officers at our main police station in our city. Each police officer received a John & Romans and an invitation to our church. We thanked them for their service in helping keep the peace and safety in our city.

Salvation Story

I was recently out visiting with our church family and began witnessing to two ladies who were washing clothes. I told them that we were sinners and that we could not wash away our sins with our good deeds. A little exasperated, one of the ladies asked, “Then what can we do to wash our sins away?” I then began to share with her the wonderful story of Jesus. After sharing the Gospel, she bowed her head and trusted Jesus as her Saviour. We praise the Lord for the many people who trust Christ every week through the ministries of Faith Baptist Church here in Morogoro.

Your missionaries to Tanzania,

Jerry and Rachel Wyatt

March 18th, 2019|Tags: , , |
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