Jorge and Nolvia Lagos


Service Area: International

Ministry Focus

Jorge was appointed with Missions Door in 2008 as a church planter among the Lenca indigenous people in the provinces of Intibucá and Lempira, Honduras. His ministry includes leading evangelism and planting churches, as well as teaching in the Lenca Bible Institute. He also heads construction projects in the Lenca ministry.

Jorge first began to feel a call to ministry while helping with reconstruction work in Honduras after Hurricane Mitch. He worked among the Lenca during that time and God moved his heart to begin praying for them. During this time, he also met Dr. Richard Watterson who later gave him a scholarship to study at the Biblical Seminary of Siguatepeque, Honduras, and in 2002, Jorge earned his theology degree.

While studying at the seminary, he met Missions Door missionary Erick Sanchez. Erick knew of Jorge’s love for the Lenca people and asked him to help with ministry to the Lenca as part of Jorge’s practical work. Jorge also served as the senior pastor of Jesus El Buen Pastor Church for two years in Choloma Cortes, Honduras.

In 2006, Jorge moved to Intibucá and visited Yamaranguila village. After finding there was no Christian church there, he followed the mandate given in Matthew 28:19-20 and decided to begin planting churches among Lenca communities in the area.

Faith Story

Jorge grew up in a non-Christian home. At the age of 18, through the ministry of Dr. Richard Watterson, he was invited to a discovery class where they watched the Jesus Film. That night he surrendered his life to Christ and was later baptized, making a commitment to serve the Lord.


Jorge met Nolvia in Rio Grande, Intibucá and they were married on February 28, 2009. Nolvia left her job at the school to serve full-time alongside Jorge in the Lenca ministry.

They have two beautiful children, Kaytie Nohemy born in 2011 and Jorge Caleb born in 2013, and live in the village of Yamaranguila, Intibucá.