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Groundwork Brings a New Voice to Biblical Conversations

Groundwork Brings a New Voice to Biblical Conversations
Rev. Darrell Delaney began co-hosting ReFrame’s Groundwork audio program in May.

ReFrame, the media ministry for the Christian Reformed Church, recently appointed Rev. Darrell Delaney as co-host of its half-hour audio program Groundwork. Beginning in May 2021, Delaney joined Rev. Scott Hoezee on the program to unpack the richness of the Bible and apply it with insight for today’s world.

Delaney also serves as the pastor of Madison Church’s Square Campus in Grand Rapids, Mich.

“Darrell exudes a profound love for studying and living God’s Word,” said Courtney Jacob, Groundwork’s producer. “He’s deeply gifted at applying Scripture and making connections to help us live and grow as disciples of Christ.”

Big Shoes to Fill

The new appointment comes after the retirement of Dave Bast, who recorded more than 450 episodes of the program. Bast’s long history on Groundwork meant that even before Delaney applied to be the co-host, many of the program’s listeners were already praying for him.

“Dave will be sorely missed,” wrote Cherie, one of Groundwork’s listeners. “He has a lovely recording voice, but more than that, his insights have been invaluable to me in my own walk over the years. I will be praying for the Almighty to send just the right person your way.”

Groundwork began airing in 2010 as a reformatted version of ReFrame’s flagship program The Back to God Hour.

“People listen because they want to know more about the Lord, they want to grow, and they want to improve in their relationship with God,” said Delaney. “When you’re able to discuss Scripture over the table with a couple of friends, it’s really powerful to break open and have fun with.”

Delaney is excited to bring his own perspective and interests to the program.

“There is a demographic of listeners that may not know how wonderful a program Groundwork is,” he said. “Keeping a pulse on popular culture and seeing God’s hand working in and through it ... is one of the many things I’m excited about bringing to Groundwork.”

Upcoming episodes of Groundwork will include discussions on 1 Corinthians, God’s abiding presence, and a series on the Ten Commandments.

You can find all of Groundwork’s listening options at

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