Jerry and Rachael Wyatt III2019-10-17T16:32:39-05:00

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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!

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.


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Jerry Wyatt III Prayer Letter: Faith Baptist Church Overview

Jerry Wyatt III Prayer Letter: Faith Baptist Church OverviewBig Days

In the past couple of months, we held our annual “big days.” Many people came to know Christ and were baptized during these special Sundays. What could be more exciting than a soul snatched from darkness and brought into the light of Christ?! We also had some of the most significant Sundays ever as far as attendance. Our special Sundays included Kids’ Sunday, Teen Sunday, Insurance Sunday, and Good Neighbor Sunday.

Trip to Ghana

In November, I was able to make a trip to Ghana, West Africa, to attend a Missions Mastermind event, hosted by FBMI, our missions agency. Opportunities like this are invaluable; we learned from men who came from all over the world, were deeply encouraged, and challenged to serve Christ with greater vigor. Having been tremendously blessed, I came home with many new ideas we are praying will further the work of Christ.

Prison Ministry

Please pray as we seek the Lord’s direction for this new ministry. God has given us favor with the leadership of our local prison, and we have started the process of applying for the opportunity to preach at the prison every week. We were able to provide some special food for the prisoners for this past Christmas; it was such a joy to feed those who not would otherwise experience this type of blessing. We were also able to give 700 John and Romans from our church to each prisoner.

Faith Baptist Overview

Without a doubt, 2019 was both exciting and fruitful! Our church was able to see 1,694 people saved during our services and other outreaches during the course of the year. Over 600 first-time visitors visited our church, with an average attendance of 437 in our services. The year 2019 saw the official start of the Voice of Life Radio, and we have already seen much fruit from this ministry. God blessed in allowing us to purchase land for a future Clinic Ministry, as well as land for Imani Village for an orphanage and feeding center. We had our largest Sunday of the year on Soccer Sunday, with over 2,600. God blessed the Crusade in a fantastic way, with over 20,000 in attendance and over 1,000 trusting Christ. We held our first Pastors’ Conference this year and were able to dedicate a new church building in the village of Dumila.

We thank the Lord for all He has allowed us to be a part of this past year, and we look forward to what He will do in 2020! Thank you for partnering with us in this great work!

Your missionaries to Tanzania,

Jerry & Rachel Wyatt

January 18th, 2020|Tags: , |
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