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David Hose

David Hose

Vincennes Free Methodist Church
Vincennes, IN
Quizzed 2000 - 2003
Inducted 2012


Notable Results

  • 2001 - National Individual Runner-Up (McPherson, KS)
  • 2002 - The Vincennes Tall vs. Vincennes Short final round
  • 2002 - National Team Champions (Seattle, WA)
  • 2003 - National Individual 4th Place (Rochester, NY)

Favorite Scripture

It is hard to lay my finger on one specific scripture, but I would have to say that I Corinthians 13 would be the one I would have to choose. The year we quizzed over I & II Corinthians was exciting and overwhelming. With the teammates I had, every practice was almost like a national finals. I Corinthians 13 became a personal challenge, and I succeeded in quoting the entire chapter within the 20 second limit in a quiz. However, the picture of God, painted within the words of this chapter, has brought me to a better understanding of what love is, and, more importantly, who God is, because God is love.

Questions & Answers
How did quizzing affect you as a teen?

The quizzing ministry forced me to ask questions that I would not have known to ask had I not been so focused on the word of God. It brought me lifelong friendships as well as a heart for studying the scriptures and helping impact young people for Christ.

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

In a round about way, quizzing led me to my choice of college, as I decided to attend Oakland City University with David Swank, my teammate. I met my wife while in college, so I owe the Bible quizzing program a great deal.

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

I currently help out at quizzes when I can. I have made it to nationals every year since I started, including planning our wedding and honeymoon around the national tournament in 2008. This will be my ninth year as a quizmaster, which, counting my three years as a quizzer, marks my twelfth year being involved with this powerful ministry.

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

I am currently working in the athletic department at Oakland City University, a Christian school in southern Indiana. My wife and I are also the dorm directors for the underclassmen girls' dorm on campus. We are active with our local church family as well as in many ministry outlets on campus.