History of Accent on the Bible

“Accent on the Bible” was an original radio program of Artichoke Lake Baptist Church of Correll, Minnesota. It began in 1974 by the Pastor of Artichoke Lake, Pastor Sven Haukedalen on the local AM radio station, KDIO, in Ortonville, MN.  Pastor Haukedalen was a Norwegian man who had a clear Norwegian accent, hence the title was suggested to be “’Accent’ on the Bible.” The program was a 15-minute weekly program on KDIO.  Pastor Haukedalen was the voice of “Accent on the Bible” for 5 years.  He was followed by Pastor Ron Wheeler for the next 7 years, and then Pastor Phil Butler for 10 ½ years.  For many years the program aired on Saturday mornings at 11:45 a.m., and the last few years it was on Sunday mornings at 8:15 a.m. The program was on the air for nearly 23 years and the last broadcast was October 28, 1997.   

A big “Thank You” to the congregation of Artichoke Lake Baptist Church for permission to allow the name “Accent on the Bible” to be revived in January 2019 for these podcasts with Pastor Phil Butler.  

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