Missionary Larry Allred is the founding pastor of the North Mérida Baptist Church. He and Tammy have also helped to plant two other churches - South Merida Baptist Church and San Jose Tzal Baptist Church. When the Allreds arrived in Merida in the spring of 2000, they first began a home Bible study. The next year the Lord provided a building for them to purchase for the first church plant. In September of 2001 the North Merida Baptist Church had their grand opening service. In 2009, Larry and another local Baptist missionary co-founded the Baptist Bible Seminary. Larry and Tammy have four adult children and three grandchildren.