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About Pioneers

More than 1 in 3 people are still unreached.

While the hope of the gospel has been spreading for thousands of years, billions of people have not yet had an opportunity to hear it. These are the unreached, members of ethnic groups without a self-sustaining witness to the gospel in their own culture.

For about 45 years, Pioneers missionaries have been using innovative and creative means to bring the gospel to the world’s unreached people groups.

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Making disciples

Founded 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.

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

Ted and John Fletcher in the early days of Pioneers
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Reaching the unreached

Whether in sprawling cities or rural villages, our teams make their homes in unreached contexts and learn new languages. They use innovative and creative means to build relationships and make disciples. They introduce people to the Bible and share the gospel in culturally understandable ways.

Working together

We work in partnership with the local church. A sending church commissions each missionary. The sacrificial gifts of friends, family and churches provide financial support. Pioneers also links arms with other evangelical mission organizations in partnership and accountability.

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