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Adam King


Adam King

Vincennes Free Methodist Church
Vincennes, IN
Quizzed 1997-2004
Inducted 2012

Bio

Notable Results

  • 1999 - 5th in Young Teen Veteran individual competition 
  • 1999 - 5th in Young Teen Veteran team competition
  • 2001 - 5th in Senior Teen Veteran team competition
  • 2001 - 1st in Young Teen Veteran individual competition
  • 2002 - 1st in Senior Teen Veteran team competition 
  • 2002 - 5th in Senior Teen Veteran individual competition
  • 2003 - 1st in Senior Teen Veteran individual competition 
  • 2003 - 5th in Senior Teen Veteran team competition
Questions & Answers
What were the highlights of your quizzing years?

I'd say that winning the Alpha and Omega was a big highlight for me. Getting to hang out and quiz with some great people. Traveling and seeing new places/faces. Bible Quiz Lock-ins where we'd stay up all night playing games. Euchre in the van on the way to a meet. Falling asleep in the van and being slapped by David Hose so hard that when I woke up a few minutes later I had a hand print on my face and was clueless as to how it happened.

What was your favorite scripture? Why?

Romans 8:28 because of the promise that as long as I am looking to Christ, anything and everything I face in this life will be used for my good and His glory.

How did quizzing affect you as a teen?

Quizzing really helped me to be better at school. I think it's safe to say that it kept me out of a lot of trouble as well. It got me started on a pathway of memorizing Scripture and really falling in love with the Word of God. It helped me through a lot of tough times growing up. Any problem I faced, it seemed like there was always a verse or a passage that spoke to me. Most importantly, it really opened my eyes to who Jesus is and caused me to fall madly in love with this God who is so powerful, yet so desperate to get my attention and to be with me forever.

What difference has quizzing made in your life to this day?

I'd say a lot of how I answered number 6 is applicable for this question as well. I realize now how much repetition is needed to really get into the Word though. When I was a quizzer, I had this arrogance that because I had it memorized, I knew all the answers. Truth is, the more I read, study, and even memorize, the more I glean from this great Book, the more I fall in love with God, and the more I want to study and memorize. Because quizzing helped me realize that memorization on large scales is possible, I've been inspired to want to memorize even more though the competition phase is done for me. Also, if I hadn't done Bible Quizzing, I never would have met people from Oregon, heard about a DTS called the Mandate, or moved out to Oregon. I'd say that was a big (indirect) influence.

Are you presently involved in Bible quizzing in any way? If so, how?

I've been involved in quizzing every year since I graduated as a quizmaster, though this year I took some time off because I was enrolled in a Discipleship Training School called the Mandate

What ministries are you currently doing? How are you presently active in serving the Lord?

Right now I'm currently the administrator for my local church and the Mandate and this coming year I'm going to be the academic dean for the Mandate. I've been doing some teaching at my local church as well.