Discover the WordAbout Us

Discover the Word originated in 1980 as Radio Bible Class Daily. On Fridays, a panel of staff members, and the occasional outside guest would come together to discuss important topics centered on the Bible. These “Friday panel discussions” grew in popularity, and by 1991, hosts, Haddon Robinson, Alice Mathews, and Mart DeHaan developed the program into a series of 15-minute, weekday conversations that invited listeners to join a team of hosts — and maybe a guest or two — in breaking down passages of scripture to discover fresh perspective and practical application. In 2021, Discover the Word continued to innovate by offering a weekly podcast version of the show on popular streaming platforms. Listeners can tune in and subscribe on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, YouTube Music, and several other popular listening platforms.

1980-1985 team: Dr. M.R. DeHaan, Richard DeHaan, and Paul Van Gorder

1986-1990 team: Ron Chadwick, Herb Vanderlugt, and Jim Pittman

1991-2014 team: Haddon Robinson, Alice Mathews, and Mart DeHaan

2014-Present: Mart DeHaan is joined by Elisa Morgan and Bill Crowder.

2018: Daniel Ryan Day joins the team.

2021: Rasool Berry joins the team.

2024: Vivian Mabuni joins the team.


Bill Crowder

Bill Crowder has recently retired from the Our Daily Bread Ministries staff. He continues to write for the Our Daily Bread Devotional and has authored many Bible study booklets for ODBM’s Discovery Series. He has also published several books with Our Daily Bread Publishing, the latest being King Solomon and Wisdom For Our Worries.

Bill and his wife, Marlene, have been married for over 40 years and have five adult children and nine grandchildren. When he’s not writing or recording a new podcast episode, Bill enjoys playing golf whenever possible and follows sports, especially the English Premier League’s Liverpool Football Club.


Brian Hettinga

Brian Hettinga is the Senior Audio Media Producer at Our Daily Bread Ministries and has been creating compelling programs for over 35 years. He worked on Sports Spectrum, Sounds of the Times, and Campus Journal. After graduating from Grand Rapids School of the Bible and Music in 1981, he continued serving as Program Director at the school’s radio station for several years.

Brian and his wife Kim live in Michigan and have three children and nine grandchildren.


Daniel Ryan Day

Daniel Ryan Day serves Our Daily Bread Ministries as the Senior Director of Reclaim Today and New Audience Engagement. He holds a Master’s degree in Theology from Fuller Theological Seminary and brings a fresh voice to Discover the Word, as well as his writing and speaking engagements. He authored What’s Next, available through Our Daily Bread Publishing, and serves as a pastor at Christ Church Anglican in Grand Rapids.

Daniel and his wife Rebecca live in Michigan and have three children.


Elisa Morgan

Elisa Morgan (MDiv) has authored over twenty-five books including The Beauty of Broken, Hello, Beauty Full, When We Pray Like Jesus, You Are Not Alone, and Christmas Changes Everything. For twenty years, Elisa served as CEO of MOPS International and is now President Emerita. She writes for Our Daily Bread Devotional and co-hosts God Hears Her podcast for God Hears Her (presented by Our Daily Bread Ministries).

Connect with Elisa at, on Facebook and Instagram (@elisamorganauthor), and Twitter (@elisamorgan).

Elisa lives in Denver, Colorado with her husband, Evan, and has two grown children and three grandchildren nearby. Her constant companion is Mia, an elderly Jack Russell who shadows her every move.


Mart DeHaan

Mart DeHaan has served Our Daily Bread Ministries since 1969 in a variety of roles from original member of Discover the Word to host of Day of Discovery video programming (now on our YouTube channel) and as President of Our Daily Bread Ministries from 1985-2011. Mart is the grandson of Our Daily Bread Ministries founder, Dr. M. R. DeHaan, and the son of former president Richard W. DeHaan.

He has two adult children and lives in Michigan.


Rasool Berry

Rasool Berry serves as Content Developer and Partnership Liaison at Our Daily Bread Ministries (OBDM). He also serves as the teaching pastor at The Bridge Church in Brooklyn, New York. Rasool hosts the Where Ya From? Podcast and documentaries, including Juneteenth: Faith & Freedom and In Pursuit of Jesus. He is featured in the upcoming multimedia Bible studyThe Whole Man Project, presented by the VOICES Collection (from ODBM). He is a speaker and writer whose articles are featured in several publications. He lives in Brooklyn with his wife Tamica and their daughter.


Vivian Mabuni

Vivian Mabuni is a national speaker, author of Open Hands, Willing Heart, and co-host on the God Hears Her podcast (presented by Our Daily Bread Ministries). Vivian is currently finishing up her MA in Biblical Theological Studies at Denver Seminary. Vivian has served 35 years on Cru staff — currently with FamilyLife on the speaker team for Weekend to Remember marriage conferences.

Vivian lives in Southern California with her husband of 33 years, Darrin. She is the proud Mom to three children and a daughter-in-law. Connect with Vivian at and on Instagram (@vivmabuni).