For more than 40 years, Pioneers missionaries have been using innovative and creative means to bring the gospel to every corner of the globe.


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. 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, our 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.

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. Each missionary is commissioned by a sending church. The sacrificial gifts of friends, family, and churches provide financial support. This makes it possible for cross-cultural missionaries to work alongside local believers with a heart to see disciples making disciples, worldwide.

Pioneers values integrity and accountability. For this reason, we link arms with other evangelical mission organizations and submit to godly leadership.

Read about our accountability standards or meet Pioneers’ board of directors.

Explore the Pioneers core values or read our statement of faith.

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