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.


Bill Crowder

Bill Crowder serves as Vice President of Teaching Content at Our Daily Bread Ministries, and he uses his 20 years of pastoral experience to provide biblical and theological evaluation of the ministry’s content. He speaks for Our Daily Bread Ministries’ global Bible-conference ministry and has written many Bible study booklets for the Discovery Series. In addition to co-hosting Discover the Word, Bill has written a number of books with Our Daily Bread Publishing including Windows on Christmas and Available for God’s Purpose. Bill and his wife, Marlene, live in North Carolina and have five children and several grandchildren.


Brian Hettinga

Brian Hettinga is the Senior Audio Media Producer at Our Daily Bread Ministries and has been creating compelling programs for over 30 years, working with Discover the Word, 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 a number of years. Brian and his wife Kim live in Michigan and have three children and seven grandchildren.


Daniel Ryan Day

Daniel Ryan Day serves Our Daily Bread Ministries as the Director of Podcasting and Reclaim Today. 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. He and his wife Rebecca live in Michigan and have three children.


Elisa Morgan

Elisa Morgan speaks and writes for Our Daily Bread Ministries. One of today’s most sought-after Christian authors and speakers, she has written and contributed to over twenty-five books including: You Are Not Alone, When We Pray Like Jesus, God Hears Her, and more. She also co-hosts two compelling podcasts for Our Daily Bread Ministries: Discover the Word and the God Hears Her podcast. Elisa and her husband Evan have two children and three grandchildren who live near them in Denver, Colorado.


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. He graduated from the University of Pennsylvania with a degree in Africana Studies and Sociology. While serving as teaching pastor at The Bridge Church in Brooklyn, New York, Rasool also hosts the Where Ya From? Podcast and hosts documentaries including In Pursuit of Jesus as well as co-hosts Discover the Word. He is a speaker and writer whose articles have been featured in Our Daily Bread, Christianity Today, and more. He lives in Brooklyn with his wife Tamica and their daughter Ire’Ana.