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Bob & Katherine Swank


Bob & Katherine Swank

Vincennes Free Methodist Church
Vincennes, IN
Quizzed None
Inducted 2011

Bio

Favorite Scripture

"Do not work for food that spoils, but for food that endures to eternal life, which the Son of Man will give you. On him God the Father has placed his seal of approval." - John 6:27

Questions & Answers
What years did you quiz?

I did not quiz as a youth. I attended a church that did not have a quizzing ministry. Even if they would have had quizzing, I probably would not have quizzed as I had other interests in high school and did not become a Christian until I was in college.

Where and for what church did you quiz?

I have done Quic quizzing with Vincennes the last several years, but did not quiz as a youth.

What were the highlights of your quizzing years?

Our first Alpha-Omega team in Seattle in 2002 was, in our biased opinion, the best team that we have ever seen. The real highlight, though, is that 3 of the 4 members of that team are still very involved in the quizzing ministry. The fact that so many of our quizzers have continued to be involved in the Bible Quizzing ministry tells us that quizzing did have an impact in their lives. For example, this year at nationals, seven former Vincennes quizzers are here as quizmasters. Watching these quizzers continue to grow is a highlight.

Did you or your team win any championships? If so, what and when?

I have won several individual championships in Quic quizzing.
Vincennes teams that we have coached have won at least one national title in every division, including 3 Alpha-Omega's. (2002, 2008, & 2009)

Vincennes individuals that we have coached have won at least one national title in every division, including 2 in STV.

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

Quizzing ministry has inspired me to study the scripture to a much greater extent. Each year I memorize all the material with the quizzers and do an in depth Bible study of that year's material.

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

I coach the Vincennes team and have been the Director of Quizmasters for the Wabash/New South Conferences the last few years. This year I am also directing the quizmasters at Nationals. I have also just recently assumed duties in updating the National Quiz Rankings.

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

I have taught an Adult Sunday School class for 35 years. I am also the Chairman of the Vincennes FM Church Finance Committee and a Member of the Vincennes FM Board of Administration.