How Pioneers Got Started

From Wall Street to the world


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May 5, 2020


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Check out this video, How Pioneers Got Started: A soldier in Korean, Ted wondered if he was ready to die. This one-minute video shows how he responded to that question and started Pioneers 40+ years ago.


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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 needy communities. As they do, they see God transform lives across cultures and people groups everywhere.

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Take the next step

Available in audio, ebook or paperback, When God Comes Calling tells Ted and Peggy Fletcher’s story of leaving the security of Wall Street and founding Pioneers.

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