Richard W. DeHaan was President of RBC Ministries and teacher on RBC programs for 20 years. He was the son of RBC founder Dr. M. R. DeHaan and wrote a number of full-length books and study booklets for RBC. During his years leading RBC Ministries, Richard had the vision to use television as a way to teach Scriptures—much like his father had embraced radio. The Day of Discovery television ministry was birthed in 1968 and is now hosted by his son Mart.

With his keen logical mind, Richard often questioned how a particular idea, sentence, or paragraph contributed to the advancement of the main idea in individual Our Daily Bread articles. His insights helped refine the devotional’s content standards.

Often called “the encourager,” Richard was committed to faithfulness to God’s Word and to integrity as a ministry. His favorite expression was “Trust in God and do the right.” Richard went to be with the Lord in 2002. Since his passing, he has been joined by his wife, Marge, and one of his four sons, Kurt.