The Pioneer leadership made an important announcement at their annual leaders’ conference over the weekend of March 1st & 2nd in Manchester. Pioneer has been a UK based network of new churches founded by Gerald Coates in 1985. In 2009 Billy & Caroline Kennedy took on the leadership of the network.

In recent years partnerships in other nations has led to the formation of Pioneer churches networks in Australia, New Zealand, Sri Lanka, India, Nepal, Kenya, Europe and the USA. In order to facilitate this growth, Billy Kennedy will take on the role of Pioneer International Leader and Ness Wilson has been appointed as the leader of the Pioneer UK network. These new appointments will be effective from September 1st, 2019.

 ‘This is an exciting development for Pioneer as we respond to the opportunities that God is opening up for us internationally. Ness is a proven apostolic leader who has been used by God to build a great church in Loughborough and is widely recognised for her leadership, strategic thinking and teaching gifts.’ – Billy Kennedy

‘Having joined Pioneer in my early twenties, it’s going to be a great honour and privilege to serve the people and churches in the pioneer movement as the Pioneer UK Leader. I feel called and prepared for this role and excited to see what God is doing with us in this next season. This is a significant time for Pioneer as we live up to our name!’ – Ness Wilson


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