The Discover the Word radio program has its roots in the Radio Bible Class Daily program that began in 1980. In addition to classic messages from RBC Ministries founder Dr. M. R. DeHaan, a panel of RBC staff members and guests assembled from time to time to discuss important topics. These “Friday panel discussions” became quite popular, and a few years later the program went exclusively to the topical discussion format with Herb Vander Lugt, Jim Pittman, Ron Chadwick, and Mart DeHaan as the regular teachers. Then in 1991, Haddon Robinson and Alice Mathews joined Mart DeHaan and, in a more expositional way, worked through Bible passages to find direction for daily living. In 1998, the program became known as Discover the Word. Haddon and Alice retired from the program in 2014 and RBC Ministries' name was changed to Our Daily Bread ministries in 2015.