Groundwork is a half-hour weekly audio program that digs deeply into scripture as a foundation for our lives. Each week, pastors Dave Bast and Scott Hoezee cultivate our understanding of God’s Word by unpacking the richness of the Bible and applying it with insight for today’s world. Their casual conversation invites us to hear more of what God is doing in our lives. And on this website you can join the conversation, comment on past or future episodes, or exchange prayer requests with our prayer team.
Combining over 130 years of Christian broadcasting, Groundwork is a joint project from Words of Hope and ReFrame Media, the English ministry of Back to God Ministries Int’l. Dave Bast, President of Words of Hope, and Scott Hoezee, Director of the Center for Excellence in Preaching, together share over 50 years of pastoral ministry. Groundwork brings all this experience to you so that your foundation in scripture cultivated each week.
Dave Bast is a pastor in the Reformed Church in America and the President and Broadcast Minister of Words of Hope. He is the author of several devotional books and is also the editor of the Words of Hope devotional. Before coming to Words of Hope in 1994, he served as a pastor for 18 years in congregations in Michigan and Illinois. He is a graduate of Hope College and Western Theological Seminary, and has also studied at Fuller Theological Seminary, and Calvin Theological Seminary. Dave and his wife Betty Jo have four children and four grandchildren. Dave’s hobbies include reading, growing tomatoes, and avidly following the Detroit Tigers.
Scott Hoezee is a pastor in the Christian Reformed Church of North America and the Director of the Center for Excellence in Preaching at Calvin Theological Seminary, where he has served since 2005. Prior to his work at Calvin Seminary, Scott served two congregations in West Michigan as pastor. Scott is a graduate of Calvin Theological Seminary and has authored several books including The Riddle of Grace (1996), Flourishing in the Land (1996), Remember Creation (1998), Speaking as One: A Look at the Ecumenical Creeds (1997), Speaking of Comfort: A Look at the Heidelberg Catechism (1998), and Proclaim the Wonder: Preaching Science on Sunday (2003). Scott and his wife Rosemary have two children. He enjoys birdwatching, snorkeling, and exploring the beauties and wonders of God’s great creation.