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Back to the Bible Celebrates 75th Anniversary

Back To The Bible 75th AnniversaryThis month, worldwide Christian ministry Back to the Bible marked 75 years of broadcasting.

On May 1, 1939, Dr. Theodore Epp, a young preacher from Oklahoma, brought Back to the Bible to the airwaves after taking a step out in faith and moving to Lincoln, NE, with only $65.

Seeing the power of radio reach people in a new, powerful, and personal way, Dr. Epp launched the ministry on the local radio KFOR with the vision to proclaim the message of Christianity through radio and the goal to make Jesus Christ known to the world. That vision has since expanded to harnessing the effective reach of technology to reach the broadest possible audience with the truth of God's Word.

Today, Back to the Bible uses radio, web, and other media to share the Gospel message and to help Christians grow to spiritual maturity through Bible teaching and engagement. Back to the Bible is also using mobile technology to dramatically increase the audience they reach as well as provide customized biblical content to help people grow more effectively in their relationship with Jesus Christ.

Back to the Bible seeks not only to continue the legacy of Dr. Epp as a pioneer in the use of technology to expand the reach of the Gospel, but also to honor their commitment to reach as many people as possible with God's Word in order to see their lives transformed for eternity.

Dr. Epp went to be with the Lord on October 13, 1985 - one year after passing the torch to the ministry's second on-air Bible teacher. Those who followed Dr. Epp were Warren Wiersbe, Dr. Woodrow Kroll, and current teacher Dr. John Munro. The CEO of Back to the Bible is Dr. Arnie Cole.

Published: May 22, 2014

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