Video – How Pioneers Got Started

Our Story

Started in 1979 by former businessman Ted Fletcher and his wife, Peggy, Pioneers partners with local churches to make disciples and initiate church-planting movements among unreached peoples. The unreached are cultural and ethnic groups without a self-sustaining witness to the gospel in their own cultures.

From business and education to healthcare, agriculture, the arts, and more, some 3,000 global members use their diverse gifts and experience to serve in needy communities. As they do, they see God transform lives across cultures and people groups everywhere.

How We Got Started

Ted Fletcher wondered whether he was ready to die during the Korean War. Watch this one-minute animated video to find out how he responded to that question and founded Pioneers 40+ years ago!

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Stories from the pursuit

Doing Justice, Loving Mercy, Walking Humbly

We earnestly pray that the gospel of Christ, the ultimate source of healing and reconciliation, may breathe hope and truth-inspired change into broken communities not only around the world, but also here in our own land.

Serving Healthcare Workers During a Crisis

Pioneers in Southeast Asia and their partners bought 1,700+ locally made hazmat suits and other supplies to donate to at least 46 hospitals and clinics.

From the Field: Creative Compassion, Part 2

Many missionaries are unable to minister face-to-face, however, as always, the Lord has been moving. New opportunities have opened up during lockdown.