Our Story


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Founders Jarrod and Allison Brown began serving the people of Honduras as a missionary couple in 2003.  Their first priority was to put down roots in the country they committed to serve. Through connecting with local leaders in the community they saw unmet needs and potential opportunities. 

Mission Lazarus was founded in order to leverage the strengths and resources already in existence and to support and develop local leadership through relationship and mutual accountability. 

After 10 years of developing a sustainable leadership model in Honduras, Mission Lazarus expanded its reach to Haiti in 2012.

They continue to play a consulting role for key leadership in their own organization, as well as provide consulting services for other organizations from their home base in Franklin, Tennessee.  Their awesome kids, Sol and Levi, are travel and language enthusiasts. 

Jarrod is the current CEO of ML. He is a graduate of Abilene Christian University with degrees in International Business and Spanish.  Jarrod is passionate about holistic development as an effective hybridized approach to ministry and business. 

Allison graduated from Vanderbilt University with a Masters Degree in Nursing.  As ML's Medical Director, she safeguards the quality of all medical, dental, and social services that the organization provides through its medical and dental clinics, and oversees the Refuge, a group of homes for vulnerable children.