The Beginnings of Pioneers
1 Jan 2005
This story all started when God gave Ted and Peggy Fletcher a vision for the world. In faith, Ted left a secure position at the Wall Street Journal to pursue missions. Three years later, after every other traditional mission option closed, the former marine and his wife started Pioneers. Missions, too, needed those who would go where others would not. From the basement of their Virginia home, they worked with passion, creativity and faith to transform that vision into reality.
As the Fletchers freely spent their time, talent and resources to reach forgotten peoples around the globe with the gospel of Jesus Christ, they inspired countless others to do the same. Ted and Peggy have planted, watered and nurtured the calling of many who are now bearing further fruit among the unreached. Included in the hundreds they have influenced are their four children, John, Ginny, Arlene and Carole who have all served overseas as cross-cultural workers and continue in full-time Christian service.
The vision that stirred Ted and Peggy over 30 years ago still propels us today. The God of the nations longs for every people and tongue to worship Him, and that worship is still incomplete.