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Year End Celebration 2022

Recent research reveals significant opportunity for Open the Bible to impact lives around the world.  

The challenge, however, is that while large numbers of people express an interest in the Bible, many never get around to taking the most important step—opening it.

This is why our partnership is so critical.  As we look to 2023, we feel a great urgency in our work together to open the Bible for people, help them open it for themselves, and equip them to open it with others.

Sandy Carter shares her story of opening the Bible with her sisters. 

Looking Back on 2022

Look back on a year of ministry as Executive Director, John Aiello, presents the impact your partnership with Open the Bible has had around the world.

Becoming Open the Bible

One of the largest projects we embarked on in 2022 was changing our name from Unlocking the Bible to Open the Bible

There were four main reasons for this important and strategic decision: a renewed sense of urgency toward the work we do, addressing the biggest barrier to people not opening the Bible, re-introducing audiences to the full breadth of what we do, and better translating what we do into the languages of the world.

Open the Bible for Leaders

There is a great need for sound, biblical training for next-generation leaders of the church. 

Both vocational pastors and lay leaders have found they stay in ministry longer, and are more effective, when they have a strong biblical foundation for the way they lead God’s people. Open the Bible for Leaders is our free video-based training platform, full of practical, actionable guidance for establishing fruitful gospel ministry.

Holy Week 2022

For several years, we’ve made significant radio investments during Holy Week. The focus of these investments has been the Heaven, How I Got Here book and radio drama. 

The story of the thief on the cross is so powerful around the Easter season, as it embodies the essence of what Jesus did for us at Calvary. This year, we aired our radio drama on 600+ stations, reaching people in 43 of the 50 largest US cities.

"Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly" Col. 3:16

Our theme verse for this year’s Celebration of Impact was Colossians 3:16: “Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly.”

Pastor Colin helps us understand what it means to let God’s Word dwell in us richly, and shares his approach to opening the Bible each morning.

Looking Forward to 2023

When God’s Word finds its way into the hearts of men and women, it brings transformation, restoration, hope, and true life-change.

Executive Director, John Aiello, looks ahead to next year and the exciting projects that we at Open the Bible will be pursuing over the next 12 months.

Would you consider a year-end gift to support next year’s initiatives?

New Ministry in the UK

While we have aired our radio program in the UK since 2017, we are convinced there is much more we could accomplish there with a local ministry presence.  

We’ll continue reaching people with our daily radio program, but also develop a UK-specific website and social media, train a local Ministry Outreach Team to pray with listeners, and host virtual and in-person events.

Open the Bible for Leaders

We are praying that 2023 can be a year of significant growth in the reach and effectiveness of our gospel-centered, online training for church leaders.  

Over the next several months, we will be adding Pray the Bible and Sustaining a Lifetime of Service modules, developing a 24-session bundle of lessons called Foundations of Gospel Ministry, translating the Foundations lessons into Spanish, and begin issuing training certificates.

Reaching the Spanish Community

By year end, the key portions of Open the Bible Story will have been translated into Spanish as well as several other languages.

In 2023, we want to launch a Spanish Open the Bible website, develop targeted language radio specials, translate more of our print & electronic resources into Spanish, embark on a Spanish social media campaign, and partner with organizations that can help us distribute our Spanish content.

Impact in Numbers


2010 – 35 stations in the U.S.
2016 – 230 stations in the U.S. and abroad
2022 – 600+ stations in the U.S. and abroad


2010 – 75,000 people hear the program weekly
2016 – 750,000 people hear the program weekly
2022 – 2.5 million people hear the program weekly


2010 – 65,000 website visitors
2016 – 1.5 million visitors
2022 – 2.6 million visitors to


2010 – No mobile app
2016 – 42,500 total app downloads
2022 – 120,400 total app downloads


2010 – 700 followers
2016 – 80,000 followers
2022 – 165,000 followers world-wide


2010 – 280 (new), 562 (total) 
2016 – 749 (new), 1,675 (total) 
2022 – 3,500 (new), 9,500 (total) 

We Need Your Help

Would you please pray along with us and consider growing your investment in this ministry this year?

We believe our mission of opening the Bible for you, helping you open the Bible for yourself, and equipping you to open it with others in your life, is more important than ever.

We pray our efforts will be used by God for further kingdom impact, but we cannot do that without your continued partnership. We are praying for $600,000 in giving this year-end.

Please take a bold stance with us today by investing in the power of God’s Word!

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