About Our Daily Bread Ministries

Our Daily Bread Ministries’ history traces back to 1938 when its founder, Dr. M. R. De Haan (a physician turned pastor) started a small radio broadcast in eastern Michigan to air his reflections on the scriptures. Even though he was an unlikely radio personality—with a rough, authoritative voice—the program worked to great effect. Dr. De Haan's heavily underlined reflections on the Scripture quickly became a source of biblical wisdom for many. In response to his teaching, listeners asked for transcripts of the broadcast for use as study materials. From this spiritual foundation, the Grand Rapids, Michigan-based ministry continues to build upon the foundation of Dr. De Haan's vision and work.

The mission of Our Daily Bread Ministries is to make the life-changing wisdom of the Bible understandable and accessible to all. Over the decades, millions of readers have been using our devotionals for their moments of quiet reflection. The inspiring, life changing articles point the readers to God and the wisdom of His unchanging Word. Our vision is to see people of all nations experiencing a personal relationship with Christ, growing to be more like Him, and serving in a local body of His family.

Today, Our Daily Bread Ministries is an international and non-denominational organization with offices in more than 34 countries. The signature publication, the daily devotional called Our Daily Bread is translated into more than 45 languages. Our Daily Bread Ministries changed its name from RBC Ministries in 2015 to reflect the growth of services and resources we offer to friends worldwide.

All the Our Daily Bread Ministries materials are offered without cost or obligation to ensure that no one is excluded. Support for Our Daily Bread Ministries comes from the gifts (donations) of our members and friends. We are not funded or endowed by any group or denomination. Neither do we charge a membership or subscription fee.