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Frontiers began in 1984 to plant churches to the least-evangelized peoples of the world, primarily to Muslims. 

 Frontiers has gone through organizational changes and restructuring since its founding that make it difficult to get a clear and transparent picture of its operations.  The Frontiers International Office is located in England, which provides the vision, coordination and leadership to Frontiers.  Frontiers works within a framework of an International Cooperative Agreement, as workers come from 30 countries, across six continents.  But the financial statements of Frontiers are not consolidated with Frontiers International.  In addition, some of Frontiers’ workers are self-supporting.  That means a portion of their support is not reflected in the financial statements of Frontiers.  

Frontiers was initially incorporated in California, but it dissolved as a California corporation in 2021, and then reincorporated in Arizona.  Frontiers also sought to be reclassified by the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) as an “association of churches.”  Frontiers was granted that designation by the IRS on August 25, 2021.  (To read more about the trend of ministries re-classifying as churches, click here.) 

The aim of Frontiers is to recruit, train, send and serve workers to plant churches primarily to Muslims, in the least-evangelized areas of the world. 

MinistryWatch Donor Confidence Score:  95 (out of a possible 100) “Give With Confidence”

MinistryWatch Financial Efficiency Rating:  3 Star (out of a possible 5 Stars)

MinistryWatch Transparency Grade:  A

ECFA Member?  Yes

Revenue in Most Recent Year Available (2021):  $39,539,966

Five-Year Revenue Trend:  Increasing  (by 19 percent change)

Percent of Revenue Frontiers Spends on Fundraising:  10 percent (It is not clear if this percentage fully accounts for the time and money spent by staff who raise their own support.)

Percent Peer Group Spends on Fundraising:  5 percent

CEO: Mr. Bob Peckham

CEO’s Salary and Other Compensation:  $88,975

Complete MinistryWatch profile for Frontiers can be found here.

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Rod Pitzer

Rodney Pitzer, Certified Fraud Examiner since 2005, has worked for audit and investigative organizations, including Oregon Department of Justice's Charitable Activities, and being Director of the Oregon Board of Tax Professionals in 1999. In 2011 founded AVOWED.org, ministering to widows, elderly and the disabled, and now scheduled to plant a church in Corpus Christi, Texas.