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

Video – Some Jungles Have Wifi

Bangkok has nearly 15 million people. Less than 1% of them follow Jesus. This place is hotter, harder and more resistant to the gospel than you can imagine.

Photo Essay – Streets of Bangkok, Thailand

Wanderlust—or a passion for the nations—got you longing to travel? Make a virtual visit to a busy, East Asian city: Bangkok, Thailand. See yourself there?

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.