Mission Lazarus

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Bringing eternal worth to light.

Contact information

Mailing address:
Mission Lazarus
PO Box 150524
Nashville, TN 37215

Website: missionlazarus.org

Phone: 615.250.0229

Email: [email protected]

Organization details

EIN: 753151070

CEO/President: Jarrod Brown

Chairman: Matt Morrow

Board size: 11


Ruling year: 2005

Tax deductible: Yes

Fiscal year end: 12/31

Member of ECFA: Yes

Member of ECFA since: 2013


The Lazarus Way is the culture that our people build by honoring our most sacred beliefs and values. Each member of our mission contributes to the overall attitude, energy, and behavior that constitutes our work environment and affects the way we treat ourselves and others. As a Christian organization, our individual and collective character is an important part of who we are.

Mission statement

To cultivate dignity and purpose so that individuals can live abundant lives now and for eternity.

Statement of faith

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Financial efficiency ratings

Sector: Community Development

CategoryRatingOverall rankSector rank
Overall efficiency rating679 of 111372 of 121
Fund acquisition rating363 of 111431 of 121
Resource allocation rating504 of 111469 of 121
Asset utilization rating1001 of 1113107 of 121

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Balance sheet
Receivables, inventories, prepaids$5,301$5,720$4,403$6,852$7,430
Short-term investments$444,826$495,716$201,844$106,777$107,627
Other current assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total current assets$2,168,067$2,533,404$1,973,450$697,745$559,553
Long-term investments$0$0$0$0$0
Fixed assets$3,327,490$3,097,403$2,764,322$2,634,241$2,487,814
Other long-term assets$849,709$789,377$744,749$798,254$338,002
Total long-term assets$4,177,199$3,886,780$3,509,071$3,432,495$2,825,816
Total assets$6,345,266$6,420,184$5,482,521$4,130,240$3,385,369
Payables and accrued expenses$74,130$50,965$26,736$76,961$117,808
Other current liabilities$0$0$0$0$0
Total current liabilities$74,130$50,965$26,736$76,961$117,808
Due to (from) affiliates$0$0$0$0$0
Other long-term liabilities$0$0$0$0$0
Total long-term liabilities$0$0$0$295,000$0
Total liabilities$74,130$50,965$26,736$371,961$117,808
Net assets20222021202020192018
Without donor restrictions$5,944,799$6,044,583$4,952,361$3,403,689$3,267,561
With donor restrictions$326,337$324,636$503,424$354,590$0
Net assets$6,271,136$6,369,219$5,455,785$3,758,279$3,267,561
Revenues and expenses
Total contributions$2,379,443$2,794,511$3,514,569$2,603,036$2,471,569
Program service revenue$94,910$13,972$35,163$186,908$167,005
Membership dues$0$0$0$0$0
Investment income$32,161$32,400$2,255$64,706$715
Other revenue$204,394$18,487$227,589$165,224$151,798
Total other revenue$331,465$64,859$265,007$416,838$319,518
Total revenue$2,710,908$2,859,370$3,779,576$3,019,874$2,791,087
Program services$2,219,612$1,572,712$1,608,200$2,141,083$2,138,736
Management and general$418,989$363,557$372,760$279,987$307,310
Total expenses$2,729,942$2,060,184$2,067,303$2,493,870$2,489,313
Change in net assets20222021202020192018
Surplus (deficit)($19,034)$799,186$1,712,273$526,004$301,774
Other changes in net assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total change in net assets($19,034)$799,186$1,712,273$526,004$301,774


Jarrod W BrownCEO$145,700
Phil SmithCOO$80,000

Compensation data as of: 12/31/2022

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The information below was provided to MinistryWatch by the ministry itself. It was last updated 4/4/2023. To update the information below, please email: [email protected]


In 2001 Jarrod Brown and Juan Flores, armed with a Bible and equipped with an old Toyota truck, began venturing into the isolated remote mountains outside of Choluteca, Honduras. They were on a mission, to build relationships and share Jesus through those relationships. Neither of them ever imagined how God would tend to the seeds that they were planting over 20 years ago.

This amazing adventure that we call Mission Lazarus all started through a desire to do more than simply help someone. The journey that Jarrod and Juan embarked on would change their lives, and many other lives, for eternity. At the time they were unaware that this journey would end up being the catalyst for a complete transformation of not only their perspectives but those of countless others as well. Ever since the beginning our approach has been to live and do life with people and communities. It is through these close relationships in remote villages that specific struggles are identified and strategic programs developed to provide solutions, rather than simply treating symptoms. This does not happen by simply serving them, rather it is through serving alongside them that we have been able to appreciate each community's struggles as well their aspirations.

In 2011, building on a track record of proven results we expanded into Haiti. After receiving our legal status approval by the Haitian government we began to execute on an education program that would be unique to Northwest, Haiti. Today the Academie Lazare continues to grow with over 250 students currently enrolled.

In both Honduras and Haiti we approach ministry through a holistic view of community development that focuses on 4 key areas, education, health, economic development, and spiritual development. Today, some 20 years since Jarrod and Juan first ventured into the mountains together, over 100,000 people have been touched with the Good New of Christ. And our team of two has grown to more than 120! Now more than ever Mission Lazarus is Bringing Eternal Worth to Light.

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