grew up in Manchester, New Hampshire and is the last of nine children.
At age 19, while serving in the US Army at Ft Benning, Georgia, Len made a commitment to serve the Lord.
and Jen have served as missionaries in Eastern Europe from their base in Hungary, along with their children
Len served as mentor for two men in Manchester, NH, and Jennifer mentored a young woman.
ministered in Bulgaria.
traveled to Hungary with Jennifer, then onto Kiev, Ukraine.
Len led home group meetings
and Jennifer were married in Manchester, NH
Len taught at Immanuel Bible School in Kiev, Ukraine.
served in Bulgaria with ORA International.
and Jennifer met at Regent University
in Virginia Beach, VA
Len taught an adult Bible study at East Providence Assembly of God in RI.
Len served with a ministry team at New York School of Urban Ministry.
Len served as a preacher with New Life Ministry team at Bridgewater State Penitentiary in MA.
taught young people the Word of God at First Assembly of God in Manchester, NH
Our roots, however, go back to the mid-1980s and early 1990s, when God began creating a special place for Eastern Europe in the hearts of DMI founders Len and Jennifer Lacroix.
Len Lacroix was serving in the U.S. Army when he gave his life to Jesus Christ in February 1986, and he committed his life to go wherever the Lord would send him and do whatever the Lord would command.
That year, he
was sent to Berlin, a city 120 miles inside communist East Germany, to help patrol the Berlin Wall as a recon scout.
served there for about 18 months and saw firsthand the scourge of communism.
In 1989, Len
felt the Lord's call for him to pray for Eastern Europe.
And later that year while in Bible school, he
formed a small group of students who prayed regularly and saw God open doors in these countries for the gospel.
and Jennifer met at Regent
while studying for Master's degrees in World Missions.
During their time at Regent
went on a short-term mission trip to Bulgaria (1993).
And in 1995, he
returned to the region as an intern teaching at a Bible school in Kiev, Ukraine.
soon began a 10-year career in health care, eventually managing large projects across multiple regions in what became the largest private health insurance company in the country.
Even as a Project Management Professional, he
efforts to reach people for Christ.
and Jennifer married in 1997 and began raising a family.
The couple became active in a church, where God began to teach them the relational aspect of New Testament church life, as well as the importance of accountability to work through important issues in family life.
When Len left the corporate world in 2006, it became clear the Lord was calling the couple to take a step of faith and follow His calling to serve on the mission field.
They named their new organization for the Greek word Doulos, which means slave or bondservant.
The Apostle Paul used this word to refer to himself: "I became a servant of this gospel by the gift of God's grace given me through the working of his
and Jennifer with their children now live in Budapest, Hungary, where they base DMI's
service to Eastern Europe.
Dr. Gábor Gyri, an elder at Hungarian Free Christian Fellowship
in Budapest, Hungary, commented on the leadership training Len
conducted with him:
László Mézes, pastor of Hungarian Free Christian Fellowship in Budapest, Hungary, commented on the leadership training Len conducted with him:
Dávid Vadnai, worship leader in the youth group at Hungarian Free Christian Fellowship in Budapest, Hungary, commented on the Youth Group Leader training Len conducted:
I think your teaching is so essential.
And it's incredible that many churches don't teach anything about it.
The basis of it is sharing Jesus with others and then making them disciples.
And the goal is multiplication.
I think everybody can start a Life Transformation Group
Dimitar Terziyski, a pastor in Plovdiv, Bulgaria commented regarding the training Len conducted with him:
Vilmos Kui, an elder of Hungarian Free Christian Fellowship
in Budapest, Hungary, commented after the leadership training Len
conducted with him: