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Letters from Our Listeners


Our weekly half-hour radio program is heard on a number of outlets and our online platforms make the expanded version of the program available around the world. Thousands of people are tuning in to listen to the powerful teaching of God's Word through Return to the Word Ministries.

RETURNTOTHEWORD.COM (our ministry website) attracts visitors daily from over 190 countries and territories around the world.

We would love to hear from you. Drop us a note and let us know you have been listening. (Contact Us)

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Answering God's Call

I drive a truck, with many hours spent on the road I have wasted time with mindlessness until recently I found..... no God brought your ministry into my life. I now spend my time with the words of your Bible study immersed in God's Word, instructions, and love. Thank you for answering God's calling to spread His eternal Word. May God bless you fully and in His perfect will.

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J Weaver

Finding Your Identity in Christ

Thank you! Respected Pastor, 
Greetings in the name of Jesus Christ!

I heard your message/sermon, "Finding Your Identity in Christ." Praise God, it was
wonderfully exposited and presented. I am Blessed.

Hope to listen to more of the Word of God through your voice.

Thank you, Adeel.

Adeel Samuel

Found You on IHeartRadio

Just a word of thanks for your podcasts. I found you on iHeartRadio, knowing that God works all things for His glory. I am thankful to have found your ministry.

My wife and I live here in Southern California and attend Calvary Chapel in Rancho Cucamonga (yes there is a place, as Jack Benny used to joke).

So in closing, we appreciate the Word as it goes forth, and may the Lord continue to bless. I have been listening for a couple of days, and just finished, "What Does God think about You" from Psalm 103. His Grace is beyond words.


Louis and Tina from Rancho Cucamonga, California

Message of Hope

Dear Brother in Christ,

Thank you so much for your wonderful message of hope delivered at Pioneer Peak Baptist Church. We are sending a love offering to you to be used in any way – personal or for your ministry – that you see fit and proper.

We look forward to hearing more of your messages online as well as any time you return to give a sermon at Pioneer Peak. God bless you and your family.

John and Karen from Chugiak, Alaska

Thank You for Your Ministry

Hello Pastor Mark! I have listened to your sermons on YouTube. I like them very much and found comfort in them. Also, it brings back memories of when you were a pastor here in Appleton. Will you be putting more teaching on YouTube? I will be listening if you do! Thank you for your ministry, the ministry in the past when you were here, and the ministry which you are doing now. God is good. And He is faithful. We know that!

Love in Him, Cathy.


Cathy from Kenosha, Wisconsin

Spot On

Your message hit spot on. Thank you. I am also thankful for Return to the Word. Thank you for teaching the Bible and spreading the message far and wide. I am sure I have no earthly idea of what or how many feet, hearts, hands, hours of labor in prayer and study alone, not to mention management, money, tools, techs, toils and troubles inherent in any endeavor, it takes to send out through technology, truth from God.

"How lovely on the mountain are the feet of them who bring good news..."  Thank you for your ministry.

May God bless and perfect His work in each member; strengthen, encourage, energize and inspire your hearts and minds daily for your appointed callings. May the calling and work through Return to the Word be found faithful and pleasing to God, and eternally lifesaving to multitudes.

I pray you will have joy in doing all you do as unto the Lord, and that you will not weary in well doing. Come Lord Jesus. Until He does, God bless you, Pastor, team and each of your families. Asking that you be given more faith, more wisdom and more love to live here and now, safely and peaceably in Christ.

Thank you, sincerely. Cathy.


Cathy from St. Louis, Missouri

Teaching the Truth

Hi Mr. Fontecchio,

Thank you for taking the time to respond to my question. Mostly, I am just so glad (I cannot even really tell you how glad) to have discovered that there are men out there teaching the truth--men like you and Mr. Hixson. We have felt alone for so long. I cannot tell you what it means to me just to know you are there. Thank you for all the material you have available on your website that we can use and learn from. It is a blessing to us. Blessings to you and yours in Christ.


Lacey from Illinois

Sound Doctrine

Every time I listen to your teaching from the Bible, I gain more insight as to the meaning of the text. The Bible is not just text to be read or listened to, but to be understood in the context of who is speaking, who is being addressed, where is it taking place, time period, etc. These are brought out in your messages. Thank you for the sound doctrine that is being taught at Return to the Word Ministries. The Bible is just as relevant today as it was when it was first written.

BJ from Alaska

Thank You

Thank you for your radio ministry. It helped me tremendously to experience emotional healing through Scripture at a time when my family was pressuring me to pursue what would have been ineffective healing through medications. Thank you.

Paul from Chattanooga, Tennessee

Excellent Teaching

Dear Sirs,
I just listened to an excellent teaching on John 1:1-5 and am very impressed. I do two Bible studies a week at the Lower Buckeye Jail (Arizona's largest) and have done so for the last 9 years. What I heard from your Pastor/Teacher deeply touched me and it’s the stuff I wish to convey to both the inmates and those attending a weekly Bible study I'm involved in at a neighbor's house every Tuesday evening.

Jim from Phoenix, Arizona

Thanks for Sharing

Dear Brother,
Praise the Lord! Thanks for sharing your website with us. Kindly always remember our requests in your prayers. We are always in need of your assistance and your prayers. With much love and prayers, Sukhwinder.

Sukhwinder from Punjab, India

Sound Bible Teaching


My name is Alicia and I live in Australia. I have been recently listening to your Return to the Word program and I just wanted to write and let you know how much it means to me. It has truly been a blessing to be able to find sound biblical teaching that I can listen to each week. That is something hard to find in my area.

I especially appreciate the in-depth teaching and biblical applications of God’s Word that Mr. Fontecchio provides in each message. The illustrations help God’s Word to come alive and sink in. Thank you for taking the time to preach His Word faithfully each week!

Your sister in Christ, Alicia

Alicia from Australia

Teaching the Word of God

I listened to your radio program this morning on I Thess. 4. It was nice to hear the teaching of the Word of God. I have only heard one broadcast, but plan to tune in as much as I can. Great job. Thank you.

Marty from Ohio