Back to the Bible

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Back to the Bible is an international Christian ministry based in Lincoln, Nebraska.[1]


Founded in 1939 by Theodore H. Epp on radio station KFOR (AM) in Lincoln, Nebraska, Back to the Bible expanded by supporting missionaries and broadcasting via shortwave radio to other countries. In 1954, the organization's first international Bible teaching ministry office opened in Canada. By the time of Epp's retirement in 1981, the Back to the Bible program was syndicated as a daily 30-minute broadcast on more than 800 radio stations worldwide.[2]

Under Epp's direction, the broadcasts were also noted for music by the Back to the Bible Choir and quartet. Several popular phonograph recordings were made by the choir in the 1940s and 1950s. Back to the Bible also had a weekly youth program on Saturdays, featuring a youth choir and serialized adventures with a Christian theme, such as the Danny Orlis series written by Bernard Palmer.[3] Both the music segments and youth program were discontinued in the 1980s. Warren W. Wiersbe, former pastor of Moody Church in Chicago, Illinois, served as leader of the Lincoln-based ministry between 1984–1989.


Back to the Bible has offices in nine different countries and broadcasts in a number of different languages.

Back to the Bible announced Woodrow Kroll's retirement in January 2013. Dr. John Munro, senior pastor at Calvary Church in Charlotte, North Carolina, became the program's next Bible teacher and served from August 2013 to August 2014.

From August 2014 to June 2016, the daily Back to the Bible program featured Bible teaching from Warren Wiersbe, David Chadwick and Darrell Bock.

In July 2016, Ron Moore, pastor of The Bible Chapel in the Pittsburgh area, was named president and Bible teacher. He served as president until February 2018.

Bible teachers[edit]

Bible Teacher Years
Theodore Epp 1939–1980
Warren Wiersbe 1980–1990
Woodrow Kroll 1990–2013
John Munro 2013–2014
Warren Wiersbe (Interim) 2014–2016
David Chadwick (Interim) 2015–2016
Darrell Bock (Interim) 2015–2016
Ron Moore 2016–2018
David Platt[4] 2018 - Present

Back to the Bible locations[edit]

  • Canada[5]
  • Ecuador
  • India
  • Indonesia
  • Jamaica
  • Japan
  • Nepal
  • Philippines
  • Sri Lanka
  • Trinidad & Tobago



  1. ^ "Back to the Bible website". 2008. Retrieved 2015-08-20. 
  2. ^ Theodore H. Epp biography, Mennonite Encyclopedia online
  3. ^ Back to the Bible, God at work 40 Years, Lincoln, Nebraska: Back to the Bible (1979)
  4. ^
  5. ^ Back to the Bible Canada
  6. ^ Back to the Bible International

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