This vibrant, colorful land produced some of the world’s most influential Christians in the earliest centuries. After Islam arrived the Church all but disappeared. Now, more than a millennium later, local and foreign Christians are working together. The Church is being reborn.
While the hope of the gospel has been spreading for thousands of years, millions of people have not yet had an opportunity to hear it. Determined to reach the ends of the earth with the Good News, we are dedicated to the relentless pursuit of the unreached.
For 40 years now, in partnership with their local churches, Pioneers missionaries have been using innovative and creative means to bring the gospel to every corner of the globe.
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—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-plus global members use their diverse gifts and experience to serve in needy communities. 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.
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.