About the Authors

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DENNY SPITTERS

Vice President of Church Partnerships for Pioneers USA, has served in many church staff roles as worship, missions and small group pastor and understands the significance of missions in the local church. During his vocational ministry, Denny served on the staff of two mega-churches, directed para-church ministry and helped plant several churches. He also spent fifteen years as a business owner. 


Why Pursue the Unreached? 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. Determined to reach the ends of the earth with the Good News, we are dedicated to the relentless pursuit of the unreached. The pursuit continues.

For nearly 40 years, Pioneers has been using innovative and creative means to bring the gospel to the unreached in every corner of the globe. Join us by providing support to those who are serving among the unreached—or explore opportunities to go and serve. This is a team effort. There are no small parts.


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MATTHEW ELLISON

Served as a missions pastor at a mega-church for nine years. During this time he realized there was a growing wave of churches no longer content to only support missions. Instead they desired to have active global engagement. This led to the founding of Sixteen-Fifteen, where he serves as President and Church Missions Coach. Since 2004 he has been coaching churches across the United States, helping them develop missions vision and strategy. 


What if the Church’s potential was released? Global missions is sadly, often undervalued. With the help of Sixteen:Fifteen, churches across the country and countless individuals have a different story to tell. Through our unique church-based approach, these churches have re-imagined missions in light of God’s Word and have been released to reach the world.

Sixteen:Fifteen exists to help local churches discover and use their unique gifts in partnership with others to make Christ known among all nations. We believe that to see a missions movement take place among the unreached, there must first be a missions mobilization movement among churches. Let us show you how we can help your church.